AARO survey: FATCA, taxes and banking are top expat concerns

A survey of more than 400 U.S. expats has found that FATCA, banking/investment and retirement account issues, and issues having to do with tax generally are their top three concerns.

But perhaps surprisingly, "lack of representation in Congress" came in a strong contender in fourth place, and in total, 93% of those surveyed said they "do not feel they are fairly represented in Congress," according to the Association of Americans Resident Overseas, which carried out the research last October and November.

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ACA and Americans Overseas hosting expat tax issues webinar next Thursday

The American Citizens Abroad, the non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Rockville, Maryland that exists to help Americans who live overseas, will be co-hosting a free webinar this Thursday with Amsterdam-based Americans Overseas, an advisory firm that helps "accidental Americans" and other American expats in the Netherlands, while also advocating on their behalf on legislative issues.

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London Times informs retired UK military officer: His 44-yr-old daughter is 'accidental American'

An advice columnist for the London Times newspaper's Money section has informed a retired U.K. Army officer who wrote to the paper that his 44-year-old daughter, born in Colorado when he was on a two-year posting there, is an "accidental American", who will have to pay thousands of dollars to sort out her situation with the U.S. tax authorities, whether she decides to retain her U.S. citizenship or renounce it.

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American Citizens Abroad updates its online tax services directory

American Citizens Abroad, the non-profit, non-partisan organization based in Rockville, Maryland that exists to help Americans who live overseas, has unveiled its "updated" online Expat Tax Services Directory, almost exactly six months before American expats are expected to have filed their 2019 tax returns. 

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Dems Abroad U.K. plans major 'Tax Day' for October

The Democrats Abroad U.K. has unveiled plans for what it says will be its first-ever "Tax Day," set to take place on the first Saturday in the month of October, and says it's lined up a number of well-known American tax and wealth experts to participate.

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SEAT reminder: 'April 7 is deadline for you to tell Senate Finance C'ttee how well U.S. int'l tax regime works for you'

SEAT reminder: 'April 7 is deadline for you to tell Senate Finance C'ttee how well U.S. int'l tax regime works for you'

As we reported here last week, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a hearing last month on “How U.S. International Tax Policy Impacts American Workers, Jobs, and Investment." Many in...

Apr-06-2021