ACA calls on Congress to 'investigate' expats' exclusion from Child Tax Credit improvements, while taxed for unobtainable healthcare

The American Citizens Abroad has called on Congressional leaders in both the House and Senate to "investigate" the fact that Americans with children who live outside of the U.S. are ineligible to benefit from certain improvements to the Child Tax Credit (CTC) that their Stateside counterparts have been receiving, since July, as a result of changes introduced by the Biden administration's "American Rescue Plan" legislation earlier this year.

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House of Reps' Maloney and Salazar head up latest effort to bring Covid vaccines to expats

House of Representatives members Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat who represents a New York City district, and Maria Salazar, a Republican who represents a district in Miami, are sending what they're calling "a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Department of State, urging it to expand efforts to vaccinate the nine million Americans living abroad," and urging others to join them. 

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AARO's Atkinson: 'Let's take advantage of this rare outreach by a member of Congress'

This coming Monday, Carolyn Maloney, a New York City member of the House of Representatives who is co-founder and chair of the House's Americans Abroad Caucus, will be hosting an online "Town Hall" for expatriate Americans, via Zoom. The event is scheduled to kick off at 5pm London time, noon on the East Coast of the U.S., and other places according to the usual time differences. The registration deadline is Friday (Sept. 17)...

Forthcoming U.S. expat-focused tax and financial planning webinars, podcasts, and even an 'online Town Hall'

Now that it's September, businesses and organizations are beginning to once again sponsor events, such as online (and even live) seminars, webinars, online auctions and even, on Sept 20, an online "Americans Abroad Town Hall" for expatriate Americans around the world, (courtesy of Rep. Carolyn Maloney, co-founder and chair of the U.S. House of Representatives' Americans Abroad Caucus)...

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Dems Abroad: Americans Abroad Caucus co-chair Maloney planning to re-introduce two expat-friendly bills

New York Representative Carolyn Maloney, a Democrat who is co-chair of a Congressional group known as the Americans Abroad Caucus, is planning to re-introduce two bills of interest to Americans abroad, one of which calls for the creation of a "standing commission" that would review all laws that are currently having an adverse impact on Americans resident abroad, and also work to prevent new laws from being enacted that inadvertently harm non-resident Americans.

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You really know you're an American expat when...

You really know you're an American expat when...

Like folks everywhere, Americans are often surprised to discover how different things can be when they live abroad. Sometimes the differences are small; sometimes they're hilarious. In recent years, as...

Nov-25-2021