Thanks for your on-going interest in the work Democrats Abroad is doing to secure tax relief for Americans abroad. It’s been a busy time, with outcomes for our 2021 advocacy goals still uncertain. Which puts us into the same position as a great many others pushing Congress for important reforms this year. This week and next week may be critical to understanding what important reforms from the Biden American Families Plan and American Jobs Plan get into the Build Back Better Bill. Or, there may be many weeks of negotiation to come. We will be pushing continuously on behalf of the Americans abroad community.
These are important updates on our work.
Democrats Abroad is pleased to announce that it has joined the RBT Coalition, adding our name to a non-partisan list of organizations, individuals and entities who support a switch from our current system of citizenship based taxation to residency based taxation, also known as RBT. Of all the Americans abroad issues, taxation is THE issue that impacts every single one of us. It affects young and old, married and single, regardless of economic status and party affiliation. We believe that this growing community of RBT advocates and activists will demonstrate to Congress the enormous demand for tax fairness for Americans abroad and persuade them to work with us on a workable RBT implementation model. Click here to download our expression of interest letter in joining the RBT Coalition.
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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DA Australia/New Zealand Tax Advocacy Webinar: What Is DA Fighting For in 2021 - Tue 16 Nov 2am US ET
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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