Two surveys take the pulse of overseas taxpayers/filers
Every day we hear about people losing access to financial services because of FATCA, worried about how to meet obligations they often didn't even know about while not infuriating spouses or business parners, dismayed to learn that the mere fact of living abroad seems to make them suspect in some way. AARO and other organizations need to know the facts so we can take them to the people in Washington who make the laws we get upset about!
In addition to the "denial of financial services" survey AARO posted in June, which is very specific in focus (and now easier to complete directly via SurveyMonkey: click here if you have not already completed it), we recently posted another (see below - 1) on the FBAR most overseas citizens had to file before the end of June. We also support a separate, more comprehensive questionnaire about the banking needs of overseas Americans (see below - 2).
These three surveys are not redundant: one applies to any specific denial of financial services; one to experience in e-filing the FBAR in 2014; and one to the way overseas Americans bank and save, and any needs they are having trouble meeting.
Help us help you by responding to any of the three that applies to you.