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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Most expat Americans ineligible for expanded Child Tax Credit amounts: IRS

American expatriates with children under the age of 17 "generally won't" be eligible to receive the expanded monthly Child Tax Credit payment amounts about to begin being provided under the Biden Administration's so-called American Rescue Plan, although they should be able to continue to receive the amount that has been available to them until now under the program, a spokesperson for the Internal Revenue Service has said.  

Dr. Snyder, Dr. Alpert and Richardson: 'Mission Impossible: 'Extraterritorial Taxation and the IRS'

The uniquely American definition of “tax residency,” which includes the imposition of worldwide taxation on the tax residents of other countries who happen to be American (even if they don't realize it), has left the U.S. Internal Revenue Service in charge of overseeing the implementation of three separate and distinct tax systems: residence, source, and extraterritorial, according to Paris-based attorney and U.S. taxpayer rights campaigner Laura Snyder, Toronto-based U.S. citizenship lawyer John Richardson, and Australia-based, recently-retired university lecturer and FixtheTaxTreaty.org founder Karen Alpert...

Recruitment for Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's only expat rep seat to begin shortly

American citizens who are resident overseas, and who would like a chance to make the American Internal Revenue Service better and more accountable to taxpayers, may wish to consider applying for the soon-to-be-vacated only international seat on the IRS's Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, currently held by suburban Paris-based Laura Snyder.

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IRS issues new Economic Impact Payments 'text scam' alert

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service issued a warning on Wednesday of a new "Covid-related text scam" that it said has been "created by thieves [to] trick people into disclosing [their] bank account information" by making them believe that it will result in their receiving the US$1,200 Economic Impact Payment (EIP). 

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IRS adds languages, digital-signing capability to key forms

As part of what it says is an "effort to reach under-served communities", the Internal Revenue Service is beginning to provide "information and assistance" to taxpayers in languages other than just English, as well as making certain key documents, such as the basic 1040 tax return form, available in Spanish.

The U.S. tax collecting agency has also added six forms to the 10 it has already said it would temporarily allow taxpayers to sign digitally, in a measure it said was aimed at helping to protect the health of taxpayers and tax professionals during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Revealed: IRS’s sense of humor

With Tax Day for Americans around the world looming tomorrow (July 15), we thought it would be a good time to call attention to a rather quirky collection of tax quotations that we stumbled on, buried deep inside the IRS’s website...

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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