Yes, all Americans, even when you live/work abroad must file tax returns.
Consult the Irs web site for the latest info for Americans Abroad.
STAY TUNED - WE WILL BE ORGANIZING A TAX EVENT TO HELP EDUCATE ALL AMERICANS IN ITALY BEGINNING OF MAY
IRS reminder: June 15 tax deadline postponed to July 15 for taxpayers who live and work abroad to file their 2020 federal income tax return and pay any tax due.
📌📌If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien residing overseas, or are in the military on duty outside the U.S., on the regular due date of your return, you are allowed an automatic 2-month extension to file your return and pay any amount due without requesting an extension. Check IRS.gov website for more info and extension to Oct 15‼️
But this year there's a motivator! If you didn't receive one of the three stimulus checks ($3200+) despite being eligible, you can receive them in the form of your tax refund! 💰🤑
- Americans Abroad and the $1,400 Economic Impact Payment: Thursday, April 22nd at 9am Rome time RSVP here.
- DA's recent submission to the Senate Finance Committee
- Blog post "Received a US Govt stimulus check and not sure how to cash it? Try these steps"
In accordance with the Democrats Abroad Italy Bylaws, we recently elected our bi-annual COUNTRY and CHAPTER OFFICERS at our Annual General Meeting (AGM). Thank you to all who voted and/or participated!
2022 Mid-term elections are essential to help America be Better! Get involved: get other Americans living in Italy to join DA Italy, participate in our events or help with our fundraisers so we can reach out to Americans and prepare them to vote!!
Don't hesitate to contact any board member, we'd love to hear from you!Read more
In accordance with the Democrats Abroad Italy Bylaws, we will be holding our bi-annual elections for COUNTRY and CHAPTER officers at our Annual General Meeting (AGM) on March 14, 2021. The meeting will be held online.
We all have dreams for the future and here are some, beautifully expressed by our members.
But to make them come true we need to bolster our volunteer network in DA Italy, so we can get people to vote in state and mid-term elections and thus solidify the Biden-Harris administration and our Democratic Congress (!).
Let's not just dream but create a new reality. Your candidacy would be an enormous help!
Today should be a day of congratulations and joy - we’ve won two remarkable senate races, helped turn Georgia blue, and ensured a Democratic Congress that will help our President pass crucial reforms. We are tremendously grateful to the many DA volunteers who helped win these elections, and proud of our Georgia voters who went the extra mile to make sure their ballots arrived and were counted.
But today we are also shocked and angry. And we're ready to take action.Read more
WELCOME TO DEMOCRATS ABROAD ITALY!
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“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
― Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from the Birmingham Jail, 16 April 1963
The time has come to stand up and testify against the institutionalized racism embedded in the power institutions of the United States. The Democrats Abroad Global Black Caucus invites you to join us on a call.
During the vigil, our members and allies will be able to step up and raise their voices against the atrocities happening in the United States right now. If you are interested in speaking please fill in this form:
You are not alone.
|Location||Local Event Start Time|
|Vancouver, Canada||10:00 PDT|
|Washington DC, USA||13:00 EDT|
|London, United Kingdom||18:00 BST|
|Frankfurt, Germany||19:00 CEST|
|Athens, Greece||20:00 EEST|
|Dubai, United Arab Emirates||21:00 GST|
|Beijing, China||01:00 CST*|
The Department of State has issued a Global Level 4 Health Advisory for COVID-19. The CDC advises travelers to avoid all nonessential international travel.
On April 26, the Italian government released a new health decree. It clarifies that as of May 4, travel within the same region for work, health reasons, emergencies, or visits to immediate family members or relatives is allowed as long as social distancing protocols are respected (use of face coverings/protective masks and maintaining distance between persons of at least one meter). Movement between regions is prohibited except for justifiable work purposes, health reasons, emergencies or if returning to one’s residence. Self-declaration forms are still required. As of May 4, individual outdoor exercise and access to public parks are permitted as long as social distancing measures are respected. For more details please see the Italian Civil Protection’s website; please also note that some regional decrees may be more or less restrictive than the national decree.
Actions to Take:
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.
- Call Italy’s 112 emergency number or 1500 if you believe you have symptoms and are currently in Italy. English speaking operators are available.
- Consult the CDC website for the most up-to-date information on the disease.
- For information on what you can do to reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19, please see the CDC’s latest recommendations.
- Visit the COVID-19 crisis page on travel.state.gov for the latest information regarding foreign countries’ quarantine requirements and other global impacts.
- Have a plan to depart from Italy that does not rely on U.S. government assistance.
- Check with your airlines or cruise lines regarding any updated information about your travel plans and/or restrictions.
- Visit our Embassy webpage on COVID-19 for information on conditions in Italy.
- Visit the Department of Homeland Security’s website on the latest travel restrictions affecting travel to the U.S.
- Review the Italian National Institute of Health’s website (available only in Italian).
- Visit the Department of State’s webpage for U.S. travelers in Europe: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/international-travel/before-you-go/travelers-with-special-considerations/schengen.html
- U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy
by phone: +39 06 46741
U.S. Consulate General Milan
U.S. Consulate General Florence
U.S. Consulate General Naples
State Department – Consular Affairs
888-407-4747 or +1 202-501-4444
- Italy Country Information
- Enroll in Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security update
Democrats Abroad has received many emails from members asking about the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, their eligibility for support and how and when they might receive payments. The DA Taxation Tax Force compiled a CARES Act aid FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) document aimed at addressing key questions asked by our members.
PLEASE CHECK BACK REGULARLY AS THIS FAQ WILL BE UPDATED WHEN NEW INFORMATION IS AVAILABLE.
You can find more information on the IRS website: https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/economic-impact-payments-what-you-need-to-know
DEMOCRATS ABROAD TAXATION TASK FORCE
IMPORTANT: Democrats Abroad does not provide personal tax advice or recommendations. We recommend that you engage a qualified, professional tax adviser to address questions related to your personal financial situation. If you do not have a tax adviser we recommend the U.S. Tax Return Preparer Directory published by American Citizens Abroad. Many will offer payment plans. There are also FreeFile tax return systems for low income taxpayers that accommodate taxpayers with foreign addresses.