Wednesday, September 18 through September 19, 2019

Washington, DC

Tax Task Force September 2019 Congressional Door Knock on expat tax reform - week of Mon 16 September 2019


The Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force is back on Capitol Hill the week commencing Monday 16 September for updates on Ways and Means Committee work on the now bi-partisan proposal to enact a switch from our current system of Citizenship Based Taxation to Residency Based Taxation.  As you know, there are numerous ways that U.S. taxation, securities regulations, national security laws and banking rules place an untenable burden on non-resident citizens.  It would take many individual reforms and even more years to make all the changes needed to ensure Americans abroad could earn, bank, save and invest the way all other U.S. citizens can.  Residency Based Taxation enacted in combination with a same country exemption for foreign financial account reporting would resolve the most personally and financially harmful aspects of U.S. policy for Americans living abroad.  We meet with Congress to push hard towards these goals.  If you expect to be in DC next week you are most welcome to join us.

Our Leave Behind Pack (materials provided to officials we meet with and in the offices of those we are not able to meet with) includes these documents:

Making the Case for a Switch to Residency Based Taxation

How to Fix 23 Tax Problems for Americans Abroad with Three Solutions; and

Tax Filing From Abroad:  2019 Research on Non-Resident Americans and U.S. Taxation - Summary of Findings.


But we won’t achieve our advocacy goals without the support of you and all the other Americans abroad who urgently need expat tax reform.  Your elected representatives need to hear about the need for these critical reforms FROM YOU.  Please find an opportunity some time in the week of 16-20 September to call or write (or both) to your Senators and Representative about expat tax reform.  All the information you need to participate in our September grassroots expat tax reform campaign is in the Campaign Guide you can download by clicking here.

If you’ve never called or written to Congress – about taxation or anything else – then you may be interested in attending this Webinar being hosted by Democrats Abroad UK on Tuesday 17 September about how to contact your members of Congress.

We look forward to publishing a report in the follow up to our September Capitol Hill meetings.  Please contact us at [email protected] with comments or questions.


Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Time through September 19, 2019


U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, Capitol Hill
Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
United States
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Carmelan Polce
[email protected]