Please join us for an interactive discussion about how Democrats Abroad is fighting for U.S. tax relief for Americans abroad with speaker, Carmelan Polce, Chair of the Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force (our front line for ending our terrible tax situation). She will provide a brief overview of the history of our fight, what we are currently doing and where our effort is headed. She will follow with Q&A and explain how you can help.
As Americans overseas we deal with especially high levels of stress as we prepare our U.S. tax filings every year. Whether you owe taxes or not, filing is unreasonably complicated, and engaging filing support can be inordinately costly. For those of us who run small businesses the GILTI provisions can overwhelm with complexity, erode business viability and destroy our ability to grow or attract talented overseas partners. Even basic rights like participating in our host country’s pensions saving schemes do not receive fair tax treatments by our government.
We expect Congress to pass tax legislation this year for the first time in 4 years giving us an opportunity to push our tax reform recommendations into the bill. Democrats Abroad has been in HIGH GEAR for months, speaking to Congress and providing written advice to key legislators about the tax problems we need solved and our reform recommendations for how to do so. Further, our 200,000+ member organisation, with the guidance of Global Chair Candice Kerestan, is being engaged in the fight to get tax reforms for Americans abroad into the upcoming bills.
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Did you know every eligible American living abroad can vote in U.S. elections?
Was the last place you or your parent lived in the US the state of Georgia?
If you are 18 on or before January 5th you are allowed to vote in the runoff election.
Do you have questions about how to vote? Click the chat bubble at the bottom of this screen and we can help you find the answers.
But we get it. Sometimes you just want to speak to live person.
Join us Tuesday & Thursday (noon-4pm January 5th & 7th. All time are listed as U.S. Eastern time. Our volunteers and standing by LIVE on Zoom to help answers questions you have about voting from abroad and curing your ballot.
How is it done on Zoom? You'll come into the main room and be paired 1:1 with a volunteer into a breakout room to ensure privacy and that you can get all your questions answered. It couldn't be easier.
More information: The easiest way to request your ballot is at VoteFromAbroad.org. It takes just a few minutes to complete and send in your form to the US state where you last lived. The website will guide you step by step. In most cases it’s pretty simple. But if you’re new to voting abroad, or if you haven’t done it in a while, you may have additional questions. That’s why we’ll be here every Sunday until election day to help.
If you can’t make the 'office hours', you can always email us at [email protected] or send in your question through our online help bubble, and a volunteer will get back to you.
Here is a handy website to convert the time zone to yours wherever you are in the world.
Zoom Connection Details:
Zoom Link: https://zoom.us/j/91090344003
Meeting number: 910 9034 4003
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Getting out the vote in this crucial election under the current circumstances is going to require new or expanded methods for reaching Americans living abroad and delivering the votes in close elections we’re known for.
While there is no donation requirement to attend, we hope you’ll consider a donation of $10 - and help reach around 50 potential voters!
Thank you for your support - we look forward to you joining the webinar!
Donations for this event will go to the Democratic Party Committee Abroad and will be used for Democrats Abroad's global Get Out the Vote campaign.
Donations are to Democrats Abroad (Democratic Party Committee Abroad) and not to any candidate for Federal Office.Donate