The Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force (TTF) consists of volunteers researching U.S. tax policy as it affects Americans living outside the U.S. and considering, developing, and executing initiatives aimed at enacting reforms that resolve adverse impacts.

We undertake research-based advocacy to describe the problems that U.S. taxation causes Americans abroad and to garner large-scale support for our reform recommendations.

We call on the United States to tax based upon residency and source, exempting Americans abroad from FATCA reporting, and fixing the tax code to eliminate tax discrimination for Americans abroad.

Our latest research on the tax filing and financial account reporting experience of Americans abroad was published in November 2022. Click here to download the report.

Democrats Abroad has published a "laundry list" of tax code provisions that discriminate against Americans abroad - with accompanying reform recommendations on how to fix them. The list is here.

We are committed to Residency Based Taxation as a remedy, requiring little effort by Congress, that addresses the vast majority of the tax problems faced by Americans abroad.

Further, we will continue to promote:

  • the elimination of FATCA reporting for the accounts of Americans abroad,
  • the repeal of the Windfall Elimination Provision,
  • an exemption for American business owners abroad from the transition taxes in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and
  • a citizenship remedy for "accidental Americans".

We support tax reforms that help reduce inequality, boost opportunity for all Americans and raise enough revenue, predominantly from those with the greatest ability to pay, to meet public needs.

Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force
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Task Force EVENTS

February 28, 2024 - 03:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Zoom (Online Webinar) in Washington, DC

(FREE) How to Pass Residency Based Taxation

Want to know more about Democrats Abroad tax advocacy work and what you can do...
February 29, 2024 - 06:30 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada) Burnaby Lake Rugby Club – Mohawk Room in Burnaby, BC, Canada

Vancouver In-Person Tax Essentials & Social

Join us for an insightful seminar focused on essential tax knowledge for US citizens residing...
March 03, 2024 - 07:00 PM Wellington Time (virtual)

Webinar Expat Tax 101: US & New Zealand Taxes

Democrats Abroad NZ is hosting an online webinar: “Expat Tax 101” with Lance W. Morris,...
March 08, 2024 - 06:00 PM Time GZ Schindlergut - Zürcher Gemeinschaftszentren in Zürich, Switzerland

DA Zürich Tax Talk 2024

Do you wonder how US tax law affects Americans living abroad? Are you new to...
March 14, 2024 - 06:30 PM Time American International Women's Club of Geneva in Geneva, Switzerland

DA Suisse Romande Tax Talk 2024

Do you wonder how US tax law affects Americans living abroad? Are you new to...
March 14, 2024 - 07:00 PM Time Zoom (Online Webinar) in Berlin, Germany

DA Germany - US Tax Webinar for Americans Living Abroad...

Are you a US citizen living abroad? Do you have questions about your obligation to...
March 14, 2024 - 07:00 PM Brasilia Time Zoom (Online) in São Paulo, Brazil

Expat Tax 101: US & Brazilian Taxes

Join Democrats Abroad Brazil (DABR) for this special virtual event to discuss the basics of...
March 18, 2024 - 07:00 PM Bern Time (virtual)

DA Switzerland Online Pensions Talk 2024

Being a US citizen who retires outside of the US can be financially complicated. For...