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A Note About Voting & Taxation:

(As of Oct 25, 2018)
Voting in US federal elections - ie voting for President, Senator and Congressional Representative - has no implication on your tax status abroad. When you fill in your ballot request form to vote from abroad, be aware that selecting “I intend to return” to the United States, rather than “my return is uncertain” may contribute towards establishing yourself as a tax resident in your voting state. Because the legal requirements to establish "residence" or "domicile" for tax purposes are determined by state law and the specific facts of your life, before you note that you intend to return on your form you may consider seeking advice on these matters from your tax professional. Selecting “my return is uncertain” does not in any way contribute towards establishing yourself as a tax resident in your voting state.

In some states, selecting "I intend to return" could potentially lead to state-level tax implications.
Selecting "my return is uncertain" does not have these implications.


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You received this email as part of the voter outreach work undertaken by Democrats Abroad, to encourage Americans abroad to request their overseas absentee ballots and to vote. You have been included in this outreach efforts based on public records made available by your voting state for non-commercial purposes. 

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