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Tax Simplification for Americans Abroad Act - FAQs

Click here for FAQs on the Tax Simplification for Americans Abroad Act introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08) on Friday 19 November 2021.


We have an Overseas Tax Relief Bill!!  Contact Congress and help push it through.

A new bill - H.R. 6057 the Tax Simplification For Americans Abroad Acthas just been introduced in Congress by Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08).  It’s currently building support in the House and Senate.  If we want the provisions in this bill to be enacted into law, it’s up to us to fight for it. If you support tax simplification for Americans abroad, then there is no more important time to make your voice heard back in DC. Read on for how to call or message your members of Congress and what to say.

Tax reform will happen when enough Americans abroad reach out to our members of Congress and demand it.

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Introducing the Tax Simplification for Americans Abroad Act of 2021

On Friday November 19th, 2021 Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08) introduced the Tax Simplification for Americans Abroad Act, a bill to greatly simplify tax filing for most Americans abroad.  Download the draft here.  

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Americans Abroad can now have IRS online accounts

The IRS has upgraded its online tools, portals and applications, improving the identity verification and sign-in process.  It now enables American taxpayers with non-US ISPs to create and access accounts.  We are hearing from DA members who have created new online accounts and logged into their IRS records for the first time.  It's a great step forward.  DA applauds this progress for American taxpayers abroad and will continue encouraging the IRS to improve its support for our vastly under-served community.  Click here for DA's most recent correspondence with the IRS National Taxpayer Advocate.  Read on for more from the IRS about their system upgrades.

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Reps. Maloney, Titus and Salazar launch the Americans Abroad Caucus. Ask your Representative to Join!

Americans abroad struggle mightily to get Congress to understand our community and address the serious issues caused for us by vexatious tax, voting, immigration and other policy.  That's why we celebrate the re-launch of the Americans Abroad Caucus for the 117th Congress.  We thank Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY12) for founding the Caucus more than a decade ago and for recruiting Reps. Maria Salazar (R-FL27) and Dina Titus (D-NV01) to act as co-chairs.  (See Press Release below.) 

Rep. Dina Titus has been a wonderful friend, constant advocate and greatly valued champion for Americans abroad for many years.  We are excited to have her in the position of Caucus co-chair along with Rep. Maria Salazar.  We look forward to getting to know Rep. Salazar and working with her to address our issues.

These are the other currently registered members of the House Americans Abroad Caucus:  Rep. Don Beyer (D-VA08); Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN07); Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC06); Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN09); Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-VA11); Rep. Charlie Crist (D-FL11); Rep. Mike Doyle (D-PA18); Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX12); Rep. Mondaire Jones (D-NY17); Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-CA47); Rep. James McGovern (D-MA02); Rep. Grace Napolitano (D-CA32); Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-MD08); Del. Gregorio Sablan (I-NMI); Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA05); Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL09); Rep. Susan Wild (D-PA07); and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC02).

Democrats Abroad will now go to work helping to build the Caucus profile and membership so that we can get more attention paid to the issues we raise with our elected representatives.

Will you help?  Click here to ask your member of Congress to join the Americans Abroad Caucus.  And if your Representative is already a member of the Americans Abroad Caucus, use the links above to thank them and ask them to become co-sponsors of the Overseas Americans Financial Access Act, providing FATCA relief for Americans abroad, and the Commission on Americans Living Abroad Act. (See below.)

Please support Democrats Abroad as we protect and expand your right to vote from abroad.

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Crunchtime for Tax Relief for Americans Abroad and other Tax Task Force Updates

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.

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Democrats Abroad Joins the RBT Coalition

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 and the RBT Coalition Media Announcement.

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The IRS can do better! Do this Survey on Your Stimulus Payments.

Contribute to research on stimulus payments to Americans abroad so that we can make the case for improvements to IRS service and support. 
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How to get your Stimulus Payments This Year Webinar

Click here to download slides from the webinar:
https://bit.ly/DA4thStimulusWebinarSlides

SUPPORT OUR WORK

We hope you found this video brought to you by Democrats Abroad's Taxation Task Force helpful and will support our work with a suggested donation of $10 USD

HELP US IMPROVE IRS SUPPORT

Participate in a survey on Stimulus Payment delivery to Americans abroad. We will use the data and stories you tell us to advocate for improvements to IRS service and support to Americans abroad. We are especially seeking access for Americans abroad to IRS online accounts, tools and portals and IRS refund and other payments made into our local bank accounts.

 Questions: [email protected]


Help Fix GILTI This Year! Zoom with Congress about GILTI and your business.

Democrats Abroad is scheduling zoom meetings with Congress for Americans abroad who own small to medium size businesses getting hit by GILTI tax.  Congress doesn't understand the enormous pressure GILTI tax is putting on the businesses of Americans abroad.  Let's tell them.

If you want to talk to your Representative about GILTI and your business abroad, please click here to register.  Leave the rest to us.

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