Each week Democrats Abroad posts an issue for our members to work on. This week's action focuses on pushing the Senate Republicans to vote no on the tax scam bill currently on the floor. For more information visit our action page today!
The House and the Senate Republicans are in the process of trying to pass tax reform that favors the wealthy and large corporations at the tremendous expense of the working class. Worse, the Senate bill not only cuts taxes for those who don't need it but rips away health insurance for 13 million Americans. The Senate bill will go to a vote on the floor the week after Thanksgiving. Unless there are material changes to benefit working class Americans both in the U.S. and abroad Democrats Abroad opposes the Senate Finance Committee’s bill. Make sure your Senator returns from Thanksgiving break to a great big pile of messages condemning the GOP tax bill.
Click the image to open the tax activism pack.
Use the sample language and contact your senators by using this link: http://www.democratsabroad.org/turkeyandtax
Please remember that when contacting your representatives to use your US voting address.
RAISING YOUR VOICE FOR RESIDENCY BASED TAXATION
Democrats Abroad has had Residency Based Taxation as part of our platform for nearly two decades, but both Democrats and Republicans living abroad agree on the need for tax reform for Americans abroad.
After two surveys in the past few years profiling the problems FATCA and Citizenship Based Taxation cause for Americans abroad, countless meetings with members of congress, the IRS and Treasury, and thousands of calls from our members to their representatives these issues are finally being discussed in Washington!
The Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force is making another trip to Washington DC and we need your help putting a little more wind at our backs.
Below is a list of members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee.
If your Representative or Senator is on this list please send them an email or better yet, give them a call.
If you need help creating your message please use our Tax Reform for Americans Abroad campaign in a box. http://www.democratsabroad.org/taxation_reform_campaign_in_a_box
HOUSE WAYS AND MEANS COMMITTEE LEADERS
bold indicates members of tax policy subcommittee
Terri Sewell - D7
David Schweikert -R 6
Devin Nunes -R 22
Mike Thompson -D 5
Linda Sanchez -D 38
Judy Chu - D 27
Vern Buchanan - R 16
Carlos Curbelo - R 26
John Lewis -D 5
Peter Roskam -R 6
Danny Davis -D 7
Jackie Walorski -R 2
Lynn Jenkins -R 2
Richard Neal -D 1
Mike Bishop -R 8
Sander Levin -D 9
Eric Paulsen -R 3
Jason Smith -R 8
Adrian Smith - R 3
Bill Pascrell -D 9
Tom Reed -R 23
Joseph Crowley -D 14
George Holding -R 2
Pat Tiberi -R 12
Jim Renacci-R 16
Earl Blumenauer -D 3
Mike Kelly -R 3
Pat Meehan -R 7
Tom Rice -R 7
Kristi Noem -R 6
Diane Black -R 6
Kevin Brady R- 8th
Sam Johnson -R 3rd
Kenny Marchant-R 24
Lloyd Doggett -D 35
Dave Reichert - R 8
Suzan DelBene -D 1
Ron Kind -D 3
SENATE FINANCE COMMITTEE
- Orrin Hatch, UT Committee Chair
- Chuck Grassley IA
- Mike Crapo ID
- Pat Roberts KS
- Michael Enzi WY
- John Cornyn TX
- John Thune SD
- Richard Burr NC
- Johnny Isakson GA
- Rob Portman OH
- Patrick Toomey PA
- Dean Heller NV
- Tim Scott SC
- Bill Cassidy LA
- Ron Wyden, Oregon Ranking Member
- Debbie Stabenow MI
- Maria Cantwell WA
- Bill Nelson FL
- Robert Menendez NJ
- Thomas Carper DE
- Benjamin Cardin MD
- Michael Bennet CO
- Robert Casey Jr PA
- Mark Warner VA
This week Democrats Abroad hand delivered copies of this letter to members of the the Senate Finance Committee prior to the Tax Reform Hearings on October 3. Click below to read more. Thanks to Carmelan and her team on our Taxation Task Force for their hard work on these issues and their continued diligence.
If you missed the Tax Advocacy Webinar from today, you can watch the recording here https://www.facebook.com/DemsAbroad/videos/10159249048780005/
Also, you can find the presentation here:
The Democrats Abroad Taxation Task Force (TTF) was formed to 1) research U.S. tax policy as it affects Americans living outside the U.S. and 2) consider, develop and execute initiatives aimed at enacting reforms that resolve adverse impacts.
We undertake research-based advocacy to describe the problems U.S. taxation causes Americans abroad and support our reform recommendations. Our latest research on the tax filing and financial account reporting experience of Americans abroad was published in March 2019. 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: smarturl.it/HowToFix23
We fear Congress is too divided to find remedies for each of the many and myriad tax problems we have identified. But we are determined to demand it of them.
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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The US is the only developed nation that taxes its citizens on overseas income earned while they live abroad. This system is complicated, inefficient, and causes uncertainty for ordinary Americans living outside the US. Democrats Abroad favors Residency Based Taxation because it is a simpler, fairer, and more efficient system.Read more