The American Citizens Abroad is to host a "free tax webinar" next Thursday (Jan. 21), in association with Amsterdam-based Americans Overseas, a tax and citizenship advisory firm that is also active in advocating on behalf of accidental Americans resident in the Netherlands.
The webinar will feature ACA executive director Marylouise Serrato, who will discuss the latest political and tax-related developments in Washington, affecting expat Americans; and Americans Overseas' Michael Littaur, who will "share information and tips on getting your U.S. tax return done, as well as addressing issues having to do with the US$1,200 CARES Act check and the subsequent, additional US$600 stimulus payments.
It will be followed by a live, 30-minute Q and A session.
The event will begin at 9am Eastern Standard Time in the U.S., making it 2pm in the UK and 3pm in Central Europe, and run for about an hour.
Advance registration is required, and since the number of those who can participate is limited, the ACA recommends those interested in the webinar to do so soon.
To register, click here.
This is the second joint ACA/Americans Overseas webinar in two months, the first having taken place on Dec. 17.
The ACA was founded in 1978 in Geneva, Switzerland, and moved its headquarters to the U.S. in 2012. It recently moved to new offices, at 2001 L Street, NW, in Washington, DC, from Rockville, Maryland.
Although primarily known to many for its non-partisan advocacy efforts in Washington, 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 are considered to be American citizens 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. They provide tax services to their American expat clients through "a network of tax consultants".
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