Frustration across Expatland as ‘final Transition Tax’ regs published

American owners of small businesses who are resident outside of the U.S. are reacting with frustration, and in some cases dismay, to the news that the U.S. government has published its final draft of the so-called Transition Tax element of Donald Trump’s Tax Cuts and Jobs Act without taking into account concerns about what the legislation would do to them.

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Kevin Brady publishes draft of proposed TCJA corrections, seeks feedback

Outgoing House Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin Brady yesterday appeared to respond to concerns that President Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – signed into law in late December 2017 – set the stage for a number of unintended and potentially damaging consequences, with the publication of a discussion draft document that invites public comment on a number of proposed "fixes."

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George Holding TTFI bill ‘now set for 2019 vote’

Legislation that its proponents have said would significantly improve the lot of America’s 5.1 million to 9 million expatriates – which had been expected to appear before the end of the year, after failing to materialize in September – is now unlikely to be presented to the House of Representatives for a vote until next year, sources report.

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Concern as Brady tax bill fix legislation lacks called-for fixes for US expats

Spokespeople for a number of organizations representing American expats have expressed concern that legislation unveiled earlier this week by House Ways and Means Committee chairman Kevin Brady fails to address certain aspects of President Trump's Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of last December that have been particularly harsh for many U.S. expats.

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A renounced ‘accidental’ replies to UK gov’t’s Stride: ‘It’s not that we’re not British, we are – but we're also not really American'

A renounced ‘accidental’ replies to UK gov’t’s Stride: ‘It’s not that we’re not British, we are – but we're also not really American'

Last week, it was revealed that British Labour MP Preet Kaur Gill had received her second formulaic and non-committal response in two months to specific questions she had asked the...

Feb-19-2019