February 02, 2024

2024 Tax Webinar Series

The Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force is proud to announce the 2024 Tax Webinar Series every Wednesday starting on January 10!

We are asking for a small donation to attend each event.

Tickets for each webinar in the series must be booked separately.

All proceeds go to Democrats Abroad.

All webinars will take place on an online Zoom webinar. Read on for more info on each webinar.

How To Survive Tax Day As An American Abroad

This is a consumer focused webinar to help you save money on your tax preparation costs and make you aware of US government resources available to Americans abroad to file their US tax return. The aim of this event is to help you feel more confident to file your US tax return, help you decide if you should file yourself, use tax prep software, or hire an accountant. Also to inform you of your rights when it comes to dealing with the IRS, and debunk myths on the who, what, where, when, and why of filing a US tax return as an American abroad.

When: Wednesday, January 10 at 1pm EST view your time zone

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Federal Student Loans For Americans Abroad

Although this isn't a tax webinar, navigating paying off student loans as an American abroad is complicated especially with payments resuming last year. This webinar will clarify the options available to Americans abroad now that the payment freeze on federal student loans has ended and payments have resumed.

When: Wednesday, January 17 at 3am EST view your time zone

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How To Invest For Americans Abroad And Dual Citizens

Although this isn't a tax event per se, we received high demand to host a webinar on investing. It is really difficult for Americans abroad and dual citizens (particularly in Europe) to find ways to invest their money in the country they live in as well as in the United States. We often feel like we're stuck in a rock and a hard place, unable to open an investment account in some cases and save for our futures. In this webinar, we'll go over investing basics and the options available. Please note, this session will focus on European Union regulations but will cover basic investing principles applicable anywhere.

When: Wednesday, January 24 at 1pm EST view your time zone

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How To Catch Up On Filing US Taxes from Abroad (Streamlined Filing)

Did you forget to file a US tax return since you moved abroad, or have you been living outside the US for a long time (decades even!) but you've not been filing a US tax return? Join us to go over the IRS Streamlined Filing Procedure - the process to get caught up on your US tax filings. The good news is that you don't have to file for all the years that you missed, you potentially won't owe any US tax, and you might even be eligible for some money from the IRS depending on your circumstances.

When: Wednesday, January 31 at 3am EST view your time zone

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Retirement & Taxes For American Abroad

Are you starting to plan for your retirement, you're about to retire, or you're already retired? Ever wondered how taxes on your non-US pension works? Join us to go over common retirement tax issues like taxes on Social Security and how taxes on your US retirement plan works if you plan to retire abroad.

When: Wednesday, February 7 at 1pm EST view your time zone

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How To File The FBAR For Americans Abroad

Tired of paying someone else to file the FBAR for you every year but not sure how to do it yourself? In this webinar, an expert will walk you through the process of filing the FBAR, which is free when you do it yourself. They'll show you the form, what information you need to provide, how to submit the FBAR online, and the filing deadline.

When: Wednesday, February 15 at 3am EST view your time zone

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How To File Your Own Taxes From Abroad (2 Hour Workshop)

Want to save money on an accountant and learn how to file your own US taxes as an American abroad? Join us for this online workshop on the basics of filling in the forms for your US tax return. Limited to 50 participants, the aim of this event is to explain how to file your own US taxes by reviewing the forms required for a basic tax return filing for an American abroad. The session will go line-by-line over the 1040, 2555, and Schedules 1 and 3. Additional forms may be covered if there's enough demand in the pre-submitted questions (note that Form 1116 will be mentioned, but it is recommended to use tax prep software for this form due to its complexity).

When: Wednesday, February 21 at 1pm EST view your time zone

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(FREE) How To Help Pass Residency Based Taxation

Want to know more about Democrats Abroad tax advocacy work and what you can do to help? Join this event to get an update on what's going on with fixing the tax problems for American abroad and what steps are required to pass Residency Based Taxation. Presented by Rebecca Lammers, Chair of the Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force.

When: Wednesday, February 28 at 3am EST view your time zone

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Not sure which webinars would be best to attend?
Here are some pointers!

If you just moved abroad, just started working as an American abroad, or if you just found out that you're supposed to file a US tax return and need to get caught up.

You have been filing a US tax return and/or lived abroad for a while, or feel like you have at least a basic understanding of taxes for Americans abroad and want to learn more.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, there is an option to get a recording only, which will be emailed to everyone after the event.

Feel free to email [email protected] if you have any questions about the tax webinar series.

Disclaimer: Democrats Abroad cannot provide individual tax advice. We are not tax lawyers, accountants or advisers. Please consult a professional tax adviser/accountant/return preparer when addressing your personal tax matters.

We recommend the IRS Tax Return Preparer Directory to find a service provider who meets your needs and budget, though buyers need always beware. Democrats Abroad suggests Americans abroad in need of tax advice consult the IRS Tax Return Preparer Directory to find an advisor or tax return preparer near you or providing online services: https://irs.treasury.gov/rpo/rpo.jsf