updated 6:36 PM CET, Mar 18, 2023

ACA podcast No. 4: Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's Laura Snyder explains why TAP matters for expats

Laura Snyder, the only international representative on the IRS's Taxpayer Advocacy Panel, will discuss what the TAP does and "why it matters for overseas taxpayers" in the American Citizens Abroad's latest monthly podcast, which will go live next Tuesday. 

Laura Snyder croppedSnyder will discuss the TAP's work with the ACA's Michelle Barnhardt. 

Snyder, pictured left, is an American citizen who has spent the past 22 of her 24 years of living abroad in Paris. She is originally from Eureka, Illinois, and joined the TAP in December 2018. Like the other 74 TAP members, she volunteers her services to the organization, and agrees to serve for a three-year term. 

As reported here in November,  when it unveiled its first podcast, the Rockville, Maryland-based ACA said it saw the online interviews as a way of adding to the expat American community's understanding of key issues, as well as with providing it "with updates on our work" and "resources and practical information". 

American expats interested in contacting the ACA's new "podcast team" may do so at this address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Among the future topics the ACA podcast series is expected to address that it hasn't thus far are various aspects of expat tax, "culture shock", "trailing spouses" and "everything in-between".

The podcasts will be posted on the second Tuesday of every month. 

The ACA urges anyone with questions, comments, and show suggestions to get in touch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

To go to the podcast page of the ACA's website, where all the podcasts thus far posted may be found, click here.

To read an explanation by Snyder of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel's work, and why it matters to Americans resident outside of the U.S., click here.