updated 11:54 AM CEST, Sep 27, 2020

Dems Abroad U.K. plans major 'Tax Day' for October

The Democrats Abroad U.K. has unveiled plans for what it says will be its first-ever "Tax Day," set to take place on the first Saturday in the month of October, and says it's lined up a number of well-known American tax and wealth experts to participate.

A DAUK spokesperson said the U.K. arm of the Democratic party outside the U.S. is publicizing the event now, rather than closer to the date, because it's thought that there will be more people interested in attending than there will be the capacity to handle them, and a longer lead time may help those who otherwise might learn of the event too late.

The DAUK Tax Day will begin around 10:30 am on October 5 and run until around 5 pm, DAUK said. 

Speakers confirmed thus far include Kristopher Heck, managing partner, Tanager Wealth Management; George King, senior wealth manager, MASECO; Jack Leuchtman, regional federal benefits administrator, Social Security Administration; Susan Shriver, tax consultant and former IRS executive; David Treitel, founder and managing director, American Tax Returns Ltd; and Liz Zitzow, managing director, British American Tax.

Among the topics they are expected to address will include tax and financial planning, Social Security issues for expatriate Americans, and other elements of what the DAUK calls the "tax-filing obligations and the financial complexities that accompany being an American abroad."

The event will take place at David Game College at 31 Jewry Street, near Aldgate High Street, London, EC3N 2ET.

To register (tickets are £40 each, £20 for concessions), click here.

Those wishing to send questions in advance may do so to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Those wishing to be added to the DAUK tax committee's mailing list, to stay informed of the organization's advocacy work, are invited to email this interest to the same address.

The DAUK says that it is unable itself to provide tax advice to event participants, and urges anyone who needs such advice to consult a professional tax adviser, accountant or tax return preparer.