updated 11:13 PM CET, Jan 20, 2021

ACA and Americans Overseas hosting expat tax issues webinar next Thursday

The American Citizens Abroad, the non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Rockville, Maryland that exists to help Americans who live overseas, will be co-hosting a free webinar this Thursday with Amsterdam-based Americans Overseas, an advisory firm that helps "accidental Americans" and other American expats in the Netherlands, while also advocating on their behalf on legislative issues.

The Dec. 17 webinar will feature ACA executive director Marylouise Serrato, and Americans Overseas' Michael Littaur, according to a posting on the ACA's website.

Participation in the event will be limited, and registration is required, the posting points out. No recording of the event will be available afterwards.

Serrato, it says, is due to speak on the subject of the ongoing efforts to secure a change in the way the U.S. taxes its expatriates, one of the ACA's main areas of focus, while Littaur will "share information and tips" on how to go about getting one's U.S. tax obligations taken care of, and the CARES Act stimulus payments, which expats have been entitled to receive, and which were worth as much as US$1,200.

To sign up for the event, click here. 

The ACA was founded in 1978 in Geneva, Switzerland, and moved its headquarters to the U.S. in 2012.

Although primarily known for its advocacy efforts, the ACA also helps Americans struggling with such issues as getting and maintaining bank accounts overseas, which for the last few years it's done by helping expats to obtain "ACA-Member/State Department Federal Credit Union (SDFCU) accounts," which were launched four years ago.

Americans Overseas was founded in 2014 by Littaur and his partner, Daan Durlacher, both of whom were born in the Netherlands and have lived there all their lives, but whom are considered to be American because of the American rule known as the "jus sanguinis" basis, which holds that the country of a child's citizenship is the same as that of their parents. As they explain on their website, "we learned the hard way about U.S. tax compliance, so we are now here to help you".