Taxation Task Force Introduction

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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Have you been impacted by Americans abroad tax and financial access issues and you'd like help?

We want to hear your stories. Click here to tell us about the problems you've experienced. We especially want to hear from you if you've experienced any of the following problems:

  • Were unfairly double taxed on your income
  • Had a bank account closed on you for being a U.S. citizen in your country of residence
  • Refused to open or had a bank account closed in the U.S. due to not having a U.S. address
  • Asked to return the 2021 Child Tax Credit
  • Have been hit by the GILTI tax and/or Transition tax as a business owner

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