Are you passionate about American abroad tax issues and have the skills or time to help?
The DA Taxation Task Force is hosting this volunteer information session to explain what's involved in being a volunteer and to answer any questions you might have about volunteering. Click here for an outline of volunteering opportunities for the TTF.
The DA TTF is a group of dedicated volunteers working towards fixing the tax code for Americans living abroad. We are under new leadership for 2022 and in preparation, we are currently looking to restructure the team as well as inviting new volunteers to join us.
We have a number of volunteer positions available, from people with no experience who want to help out with social media, to subject matter experts that can help us lobby Congress - everyone and anyone is welcome to contribute!
Once you attend the info session, we encourage you to complete this application to the best of your ability. You will then be invited to a follow-up one-to-one 30 minute Zoom call to figure out which teams you fit into and to get you started.
Note: Attending an info session is optional, you do not need to attend to express interest in volunteering. Feel free to go ahead and fill in the application form here.
You can also express interest in volunteering by emailing [email protected] and including as much information as possible about your background and how you think you can help.
Please feel free to forward this event page to friends or family that you think might be interested in getting involved!
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Did you know that you're still eligible to receive Social Security and Medicare benefits as an American living in the UK? Many people are unaware they're eligible to receive payments, and this year is no exception.
Jennifer Hershey from the Federal Benefits Unit, based in the American Embassy in London, will join us to speak about Social Security and Medicare eligibility for people living abroad. This event is free and will take place online using Zoom.
Topics discussed will include:
- Social Security Number policy
- other federal benefits
This webinar is for you if you are:
- a child of a retired or disabled US parent
- a widow
- are curious what kind of benefits are available for Americans living abroad
- or just want to be aware of what benefits you could be eligible for in the future
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Please join us for this very useful and informative webinar that may help you during these trying times.
For those unable to attend the event, the webinar will be recorded and posted to YouTube after. Please RSVP for the event anyway to get an email with the link to the recording afterwards. Please email [email protected] to be added to the mailing list to keep up to date with the actions and upcoming events from the DAUK Tax Committee.
Attendees are asked to please pre-submit any questions you have by emailing [email protected] by Saturday, October 22nd. Pre-submitted questions will be used to prepare the panel discussion. The more questions we get in advance, the better we can prepare and shape the program around the things you want to learn about the most!
The fine print:
- We can't guarantee we will be able to answer all questions submitted before, during, or after the event, but we will try to answer as many questions as possible.
- This event is closed to the press.
Disclaimer: DAUK 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 ACA 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 ACA Tax Return Preparer Directory to find an advisor or tax return preparer near you or providing online services: http://acareturnpreparerdirectory.com
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The Taxation Task Force will be hosting a new volunteer info session on April 19th. Anyone that's interested in rolling up their sleeves to help resolve the tax and banking problems Americans abroad face is welcome to join. RSVP here to join.
You don't have to attend the info session to volunteer. You can apply by clicking here to fill in the volunteer interest form so we can get a better sense of your strengths, interests, and time availability. After you've filled in the form, you'll be invited to a call to discuss next steps.
You can also learn more about what roles are available by clicking here for an outline of volunteering opportunities with the tax team.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email the team on [email protected].
Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force library documents:
|October||2017 Non-Resident Taxation Research Project: Can We Please Stop Paying Twice?|
|October||Can We Please Stop Paying Twice?: Research Report Summary|
|September||Executive Summary - Democrats Abroad 2014 FATCA Research Report|
|September||Democrats Abroad 2014 FATCA Research Report|
|September||Democrats Abroad 2014 FATCA Research Datapack|
|May||2012 FBAR-FATCA 2012 Survey Analysis|
As part of efforts to make the Democratic Party's convention the most inclusive and engaging yet, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) has launched a digital engagement campaign inviting everyone to share what ideas, values, and beliefs they want to see reflected in the 2020 Party Platform.
The main ways to participate in this campaign are by:
Democrats Abroad is working to see Residency Based Taxation (RBT) included in the 2020 Party Platform, so that it helps us gain more support in Congress to make RBT a reality.Read more
Whether you experience the nuisance of being double taxed from overseas or want to help for social justice change of Medicare for All or the Equal Rights Amendment - here's your chance to get involved! Urgent deadlines below and there will be actions to do after this month.
Medicare for All
Medicare for All was endorsed by Democrats Abroad at the AGM 2019 and is by far the most comprehensive, compassionate, health-focused and economically sensible plan.
Most importantly, if you have a Representative on the Ways and Means Committee who has not endorsed Medicare for All yet - that list here, we urge to contact them before Wednesday, 12 June - see image at left!
We also encourage everyone to see if your Representative is a co-sponsor of the HR.1384 Medicare for All Bill and email them if they have not signed on yet.
Residency Based Taxation (RBT)
RBT is a remedy, requiring little effort by Congress, that addresses the vast majority of the tax problems faced by Americans abroad. You can read the report by the Taxation Task Force on these issues here.
Join Democrats Abroad Call Storm for RBT on Thursday 13 June - Call Storm Instructions here! This coincides with the International Tax Filing day.
Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)
It is hard to believe, but men and women are not equal under the Constitution! If you want to help change that, contact your Representative and/or Senator. If your state has not ratified the ERA, please also contact your local State legislators members to support it.
Stay tuned for more campaigns in this year as after the middle of June, the campaigns for Residency Based Taxation, Medicare for All and Equal Rights Amendment will continue!
As Congress moves toward tax reform, Americans living abroad demand a fairer, common-sense approach
Democrats Abroad calls on Congress to consider Residence-Based Taxation as part of their upcoming comprehensive tax reform package.Read more