Tax reform will happen when enough Americans abroad reach out to their members of Congress and demand it — that’s why we’re asking for your help. We’ve prepared three tax action items for the coming week, as well as an advocacy guide, to make sure that our voices are heard back home.
Democrats Abroad has written to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig about the proposal included, amongst many other measures, in the American Familes Plan Tax Compliance Agenda, to introduce reporting, by banks in the United States and not in the United States, on total cash inflows and outflows of the accounts of U.S. taxpayers. For Americans abroad we fear it will expand the bank lockout, further restrict access to savings and investment vehicles and exacerbate stresses in dual-national families. You can download our letter here.
This webinar is for you if you want to help pass Residency Based Taxation now, you've never contacted your Member of Congress before, or if you've contacted your MoCs but you're not sure if you're doing it right, or if you're scared that you'll be red-flagged to the IRS for contacting your MoCs if you haven't filed your taxes. We’ll discuss why you should be contacting Congress, who they are, what to say to them, as well as review template emails and phone scripts including why adding your own personal touch makes a big difference. This event is focused on our tax issues, however, it can be applied to any issue you care about most!
Democrats Abroad Lion City Committee is hosting a presentation by the chair of Dems Abroad Taxation Task Force on the work to enact tax reform this year. Come to this event to hear directly from the team driving our efforts to persuade Congress to provide relief for the burdens that the U.S. tax code imposes on Americans abroad.
Date: Thursday July 8
6pm Singapore/Hong Kong/Beijing/Manila/Taipei
We need Congress to eliminate double taxation, remove barriers to banking, saving and investing and greatly simplify filing from abroad. Come hear about how Democrats Abroad, in collaboration with the other organizations representing Americans abroad, is working to achieve those outcomes. Bring your questions and comments.
This effort requires the engagement of everyone who needs U.S. tax relief. Tax reform will happen when the many thousands of Americans abroad who need it reach out to their elected representatives and demand it. Come to this presentation to learn what Democrats Abroad and other advocates are doing and what you can do as well.
Democrats Abroad Lion City Committee and Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force