OH7 House Candidate Q&A

About the Ohio 7th Congressional District

The Ohio 7th District House election is on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, along with other important elections for the Midterms this year. Due to redistricting, the new Ohio 7th district boundaries include part of Cuyahoga and Holmes counties and all of Medina and Wayne counties. Click here to see a detailed map to see if you're an Ohio 7th district voter. Every vote from abroad matters! The more of us that vote, the more Congress will prioritize Americans abroad issues. This is why it's so important for everyone living abroad to vote. To read more about this race click here.


Matthew Diemer

Once elected, will you:

Join the Congressional Americans Abroad Caucus?

Yes

Co-sign these bills that will help Americans abroad?

Yes

Yes

Yes

Unsure, and would like further information from Democrats Abroad

Medicare portability: Would you support a pilot program allowing Americans currently receiving all or the majority of their Medicare benefits in the US to have the option of receiving these benefits overseas?

Unsure, and would like further information from Democrats Abroad

Residency-based taxation (RBT): A majority of Americans abroad are working and middle class but are subject to excessively complex filing requirements and tax treatment more punitive than if we lived in the US. We suffer from unfair and outdated stereotypes that we are moving abroad to evade paying US taxes, when research confirms that most Americans move abroad to marry a non-US spouse or for work. Would you support adjustments to the tax code that align tax residency with physical residency, provided that they are resilient against abuse and are beneficial to the Internal Revenue Service? Such a change is commonly known and used in the rest of the world as “residency-based taxation.”

Yes

Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR): The reporting threshold of $10,000 has not been adjusted for inflation since its introduction in the 1970s. Would you support creating a higher reporting threshold for Americans living abroad and indexing the reporting threshold for inflation?

I would consider this. As a former ex-pat who has worked abroad, I am familiar with this issue and would be interested in legislation to address this issue.

Global Intangible Low-taxed Income (GILTI) & Repatriation: Will you support an exemption for small American business owners from the erroneous filing and double taxation from the GILTI tax and retrospective relief from the repatriation tax?

Yes

Overall: Will you keep Americans abroad in mind when passing all legislation to ensure no further unintended consequences negatively impact Americans living outside the United States?

Yes