AARO: Response to Senate Finance Committee, on 'How U.S. international tax policy impacts American workers, jobs and investment'

On April 7, 2021, the Association of Americans Resident Overseas submitted its comments to the Senate Finance Committee, in response to the committee's review of U.S. international tax policy, and its impact on American workers. 

Below, AARO's comments in full, as written by AARO president William Jordan; AARO vice president for advocacy Fred Einbinder; and AARO banking committee chair Paul Atkinson.

ACA: Comments to Senate Finance Committee on 'Overhauling Int'l Taxation Framework'

On April 22, 2021, American Citizens Abroad submitted its comments to the Senate Finance Committee, in response to the committee's proposed framework for "investing in the American people by ensuring multinational corporations pay their fair share." 

Below, the ACA's comments in full, as written by ACA Executive Director Marylouise Serrato and ACA Legal Counsel Charles Bruce, who is also chairman of the ACA Global Foundation.

SEAT reminder: 'April 7 is deadline for you to tell Senate Finance C'ttee how well U.S. int'l tax regime works for you'

As we reported here last week, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing last month on “How U.S. International Tax Policy Impacts American Workers, Jobs, and Investment." Many in the American expatriate community felt that the hearing focused almost exclusively on major U.S. corporations, with no mention made at all of America's 7 million to 9 million tax-paying expats, let alone the tax issues many of them struggle with...

40-year NZ-resi American dual national, to Senate Finance C'ttee: 'Please consider us expats too!'

On Friday, April 2, the Washington, D.C.-based Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy published a report that has rocked the American expatriate community, with its revelations that "at least 55 of the largest corporations in America paid no federal corporate income taxes in their most recent fiscal year, despite enjoying substantial pretax profits in the United States".  The reason these expats were stunned is because many of them struggle with significant tax reporting obligations to the U.S...

SEAT, to American expats: 'Tell Senate Finance C'ttee how U.S. int'l taxation regime affects you now'

Last Thursday (March 25), the U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on “How U.S. International Tax Policy Impacts American Workers, Jobs, and Investment."

We, at Stop Extraterritorial American Taxation, believe the hearing revealed a concerning lack of awareness on the part of many, if not most, top U.S. lawmakers about how a significant proportion of America's expatriate community actually lives, files U.S. tax returns, and when required, pays taxes to the U.S...

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AXFNJ Podcast: What Americans abroad ('mini-multinationals') are to make of last week's Senate Finance C'ttee hearing

"How U.S. international tax policy impacts American workers, jobs, and investment" may have been the official title of last week's Senate Finance Committee hearing, but according to John Richardson, Toronto-based lawyer and regular commentator on the ever-evolving American expat tax and citizenship regime, "that title had almost nothing to do with what actually transpired" during the two-and-a-half hour event.

Even though, he adds, it should have...

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Tax Research's Richard Murphy: The real Pandora Papers message – 'Offshore's big issue now is the fight to save democracy'

Tax Research's Richard Murphy: The real Pandora Papers message – 'Offshore's big issue now is the fight to save democracy'

The world – including its banks, cross-border financial services institutions and even many governments – has come a long way since the Richard Murphy and others founded the Tax Justice Network in around 2003...

Oct-08-2021