In this ground-breaking year for progressive legislation Democrats Abroad is working hard to achieve consequential tax reform for Americans abroad. Come hear from DA Taxation Task Force Chair Carmelan Polce about the work the Tax Task Force is doing to persuade Congress to include tax relief for Americans abroad in 2021 legislation.
Congressional work on tax legislation in 2021 - state of play
DA Tax Reform Recommendations
DA Strategy for Achieve Tax Relief for Americans Abroad in 2021
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Please join us for this informative discussion on a topic that affects all Americans living abroad.
Carmelan Polce from the DA Taxation Task Force will be speaking on “DA Expat Tax Advocacy: What Are We Fighting For in 2021.”
Americans living abroad need action from Congress to eliminate double taxation, remove barriers to banking, saving and investing, and simplify tax filing from abroad. Democrats Abroad has been talking to Congress for many years about a switch to Residency Based Taxation (RBT). Americans abroad won’t be taxed fairly and on a par with the rest of the world until we have RBT. We have not as yet persuaded Congress to enact RBT but we continue to work towards that outcome.
In the meantime, we cannot let this critical year for ground-breaking, progressive legislation finish without achieving some practical, consequential tax relief for Americans abroad. Come hear about the work the Tax Task Force is doing to persuade Congress to include tax relief for Americans abroad in 2021 legislation. You can also read about the work on this posting on the democratsabroad.org/taxation page of the DA website entitled "WHAT ARE WE FIGHTING FOR IN 2021."
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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