updated 10:49 PM CEST, Apr 15, 2021

Opinion

SEAT reminder: 'April 7 is deadline for you to tell Senate Finance C'ttee how well U.S. int'l tax regime works for you'

As we reported here last week, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing last month on “How U.S. International Tax Policy Impacts American Workers, Jobs, and Investment." Many in the American expatriate community felt that the hearing focused almost exclusively on major U.S. corporations, with no mention made at all of America's 7 million to 9 million tax-paying expats, let alone the tax issues many of them struggle with...

40-year NZ-resi American dual national, to Senate Finance C'ttee: 'Please consider us expats too!'

On Friday, April 2, the Washington, D.C.-based Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy published a report that has rocked the American expatriate community, with its revelations that "at least 55 of the largest corporations in America paid no federal corporate income taxes in their most recent fiscal year, despite enjoying substantial pretax profits in the United States".  The reason these expats were stunned is because many of them struggle with significant tax reporting obligations to the U.S...

AXFNJ Podcast: What Americans abroad ('mini-multinationals') are to make of last week's Senate Finance C'ttee hearing

"How U.S. international tax policy impacts American workers, jobs, and investment" may have been the official title of last week's Senate Finance Committee hearing, but according to John Richardson, Toronto-based lawyer and regular commentator on the ever-evolving American expat tax and citizenship regime, "that title had almost nothing to do with what actually transpired" during the two-and-a-half hour event.

Even though, he adds, it should have...

'HELP! I received my third stimulus payment check abroad. How can I cash it?'

While some expatriate Americans have been receiving and depositing or cashing their U.S. Economic Impact Payments without a problem, others continue to struggle. 

Here, U.S.-based Marina Hernandez – founder of MHTax, a tax advisory firm, and an investment adviser with Dynamic Wealth Advisors/Swiss American Wealth Advisors, who also writes a tax education blog called The Crossborder Planner – explains what those who are still struggling might do to move things along... 

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