AXFNJ Podcast: Bangkok-based Peggy Creveling of Creveling & Creveling, on 16 years advising American expats in the 'Land of Smiles'

In November of 1993, Peggy Creveling arrived in Bangkok, Thailand, to meet up with her husband, Chad, whom she'd met at the well-known U.S. military academy of West Point some years before.

As she explained to me recently, he was busy that day, working on the Stanford, University internship that had brought him there. Left to her own devices, Peggy decided to explore the city, by herself, on foot.

Four jurisdictions reported to join the OECD’s CRS regime since January

While the U.S. tax evasion-prevention law known as FATCA has been getting all the headlines lately – certainly here at the American Expat Financial News Journal – FATCA’s global counterpart, the OECD/G20 regime known as the Common Reporting Standard, has quietly been continuing to sign up new jurisdictions.

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Dems Abroad Thailand: U.S. expat vets may get vaccines via their local 'VFW or American Legion' posts

While the U.S. State Department isn't known to have changed its stated policy of not providing "direct medical care to private U.S. citizens abroad," including vaccines, the Democrats Abroad Thailand has told its members that those expats living in Thailand who are U.S. military veterans may now "register for vaccination" with the Pfizer vaccine, through their local VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) or American Legion posts. 

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Continued lack of U.S.-provided vaccines for expats weighs on frustrated Americans in Thailand

Americans living in Thailand say their continuing calls for the U.S. to provide them with Covid-19 vaccinations – in recognition of their status as U.S. taxpayers, owing to America's citizenship-based tax regime – still are not being acted upon as they would like, even as the numbers of infections and Covid-related deaths continue to rise steadily in the Southeast Asian country.

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Expat vaccination issue heats up, as bipartisan group of U.S. Senators urges Blinken to act

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has written to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken to urge him to make Covid-19 vaccines available to American expats at U.S. embassies and consulates overseas, even as U.S. embassies around the world continue to state on their websites that the U.S. government "does not plan to provide Covid-19 vaccinations to private U.S. citizens overseas."

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As two ex-U.S. ambassadors say it's 'time for Americans abroad to be given their shots,' expats mull limited options

While many Americans back home are voluntarily opting out of being vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus, American expats around the world are furiously struggling to obtain the vaccine for themselves and their families. And as they're doing so, many are grumbling about the fact that being U.S. taxpayers, they should have as much right to free and available vaccines as their Homeland counterparts. 

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AXFNJ Podcast: Dems Abroad’s Rebecca Lammers discusses the ‘suffocating’ U.S. expat tax situation with AXFNJ’s Richardson

AXFNJ Podcast: Dems Abroad’s Rebecca Lammers discusses the ‘suffocating’ U.S. expat tax situation with AXFNJ’s Richardson

In 2010, when President Obama signed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act into law – hidden inside a domestic jobs bill few still remember, called the HIRE Act – Rebecca Lammers had...

Dec-02-2022