Taxation

The Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force (TTF) was formed to a) research US tax policy as it affects Americans living outside the US and b) consider, develop and execute initiatives aimed at enacting reforms that resolve adverse impacts.

We believe the 115th Congress has an opportunity to enact common sense reforms that clarify and simplify filing and make the tax code fairer for all Americans.  Our support for any tax reform – and certainly any package of reforms - will depend on how it aligns with our Democratic Party values.

We do not believe tax reform should be used to re-structure the federal government by starving programs that conservatives don’t like or that benefit indigent, elderly or otherwise vulnerable Americans.

We support reforms that help reduce inequality, boost opportunity and raise enough revenue, predominantly from those with the greatest ability to pay, to meet public needs. 

DA Taxation Leadership:

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    November Tax Advocacy Action Pack

    The House and the Senate Republicans are in the process of trying to pass tax reform that favors the wealthy and large corporations at the tremendous expense of the working class. Worse, the Senate bill not only cuts taxes for those who don't need it but rips away health insurance for 13 million Americans. The Senate bill will go to a vote on the floor the week after Thanksgiving. Unless there are material changes to benefit working class Americans both in the U.S. and abroad Democrats Abroad opposes the Senate Finance Committee’s bill. Make sure your Senator returns from Thanksgiving break to a great big pile of messages condemning the GOP tax bill.

    Click the image to open the tax activism pack.

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    Use the sample language and contact your senators by using this link: http://www.democratsabroad.org/turkeyandtax

    Please remember that when contacting your representatives to use your US voting address.

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    RAISING YOUR VOICE FOR RESIDENCY BASED TAXATION

    Democrats Abroad has had Residency Based Taxation as part of our platform for nearly two decades, but both Democrats and Republicans living abroad agree on the need for tax reform for Americans abroad. 

    After two surveys in the past few years profiling the problems FATCA  and Citizenship Based Taxation cause for Americans abroad, countless meetings with members of congress, the IRS and Treasury, and thousands of calls from our members to their representatives these issues are finally being discussed in Washington!

    The Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force is making another trip to Washington DC and we need your help putting a little more wind at our backs.  

    Below is a list of members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee.  

    If your Representative or Senator is on this list please send them an email or better yet, give them a call. 

    If you need help creating your message please use our Tax Reform for Americans Abroad campaign in a box.  http://www.democratsabroad.org/taxation_reform_campaign_in_a_box

    MEMBERS OF CONGRESS TO TARGET WITH OUTREACH ABOUT TAX REFORM FOR AMERICANS ABROAD
     
    The contact details (phone number, postal address and email address) for the members on this list are available on the their websites which you can find using an ordinary internet search.   Senators' website addresses are normally in the format of www.surname.senate.gov.  Representatives' website addresses are normally in the format of www.surname.house.gov.

    HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE LEADERS
    bold indicates members of tax policy subcommittee

    Alabama
    Terri Sewell - D7

    Arizona
    David Schweikert -R 6

    California
    Devin Nunes -R 22
    Mike Thompson -D 5
    Linda Sanchez -D 38
    Judy Chu - D 27

    Florida
    Vern Buchanan - R 16
    Carlos Curbelo - R 26

    Georgia
    John Lewis -D 5  

    Illinois
    Peter Roskam -R 6 
    Danny Davis -D 7

    Indiana
    Jackie Walorski -R 2

    Kansas
    Lynn Jenkins -R 2

    Massachusetts
    Richard Neal -D 1

    Michigan 
    Mike Bishop -R 8
    Sander Levin -D 9

    Minnesota
    Eric Paulsen -R 3

    Missouri
    Jason Smith -R 8

    Nebraska
    Adrian Smith - R 3

    New Jersey
    Bill Pascrell -D 9

    New York
    Tom Reed -R 23
    Joseph Crowley -D 14

    North Carolina
    George Holding -R 2

    Ohio
    Pat Tiberi -R 12
    Jim Renacci-R 16

    Oregon
    Earl Blumenauer -D 3

    Pennsylvania
    Mike Kelly -R 3
    Pat Meehan -R 7 

    South Carolina
    Tom Rice -R 7

    South Dakota
    Kristi Noem -R 6

    Tennessee
    Diane Black -R 6 

    Texas                                                   
    Kevin Brady R- 8th
    Sam Johnson -R 3rd
    Kenny Marchant-R  24
    Lloyd Doggett -D  35

    Washington
    Dave Reichert - R 8
    Suzan DelBene -D 1

    Wisconsin
    Ron Kind -D 3

    SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE

    Republicans                                

    • Orrin Hatch, UT Committee Chair
    • Chuck Grassley IA
    • Mike Crapo ID
    • Pat Roberts KS
    • Michael Enzi WY
    • John Cornyn TX
    • John Thune SD
    • Richard Burr NC
    • Johnny Isakson GA
    • Rob Portman OH
    • Patrick Toomey PA
    • Dean Heller NV
    • Tim Scott SC
    • Bill Cassidy LA

     

    Democrats 

    • Ron Wyden, Oregon Ranking Member
    • Debbie Stabenow MI
    • Maria Cantwell WA
    • Bill Nelson FL
    • Robert Menendez NJ
    • Thomas Carper  DE
    • Benjamin Cardin MD
    • Michael Bennet CO
    • Robert Casey Jr PA
    • Mark Warner VA

     

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