- Jane Brunoâ€™s letter to the Treasury Department about Form 8938
- URGENT: Tell the IRS what you think of their new financial report form!
- Living Abroad: What Do You Know?
- Higher Passport and Consular Fees
- How New US Banking Laws Threaten Overseas Americans
- Banks blasted for fee smokescreens
- States Move to Allow Overseas and Military Voters to Cast Ballots by Internet
- More American Expatriates Give Up Citizenship
- U.S. Expat Taxes Drive Americans to Give Up Citizenship
- What the Health Care Overhaul Means for Americans Abroad
- Internet Voting, Still in Beta
- Medicare Savings: Is the Answer in Mexico?
AARO - Association of Americans Resident Overseas
ACA proposal to resolve non-compliance issues for overseas Americans
Stories are rife in the media today about overseas Americans terrified to â€ścome out of the coldâ€ť and comply with their US tax and financial reporting obligations, and about others so confused by those obligations that it seems easier to bury their heads in the sand.
At Overseas Americans Week in February 2013, AARO and its partner organizations spoke to staffers in Congress and the US Treasury about the plight of these otherwise law-abiding citizens who, often through no fault of their own, face daunting penalties because of their double tax obligations (to their host countries, where they already pay taxes, and to the United States, which taxes them merely because of their citizenship) or because of their so-called â€śforeign accountsâ€ť in the countries where they live and work (and must, like Americans in the U.S., have bank accounts for everyday transactions, retirement savings, mortgages, etc.).
AAROâ€™s partner organization ACA (American Citizens Abroad) has written to the Treasury Department and the IRS with a simple, clear and eminently sensible proposal to help these Americans who, far from being tax evaders, are, in the main, eager to correct their situation. We applaud their initiative and support their proposal, the full text of which can be found here.
6.32 Million Americans Abroad Map
More than 6.32 million Americans (excluding military) live in 160-plus countries.
- AARO is a volunteer, non-partisan service organization representing the interests of more than 6.32 million U.S. citizens living and working abroad. Its mission is to ensure that Americans resident overseas are guaranteed the same rights and privileges as their counterparts in the U.S.
- AARO updates its members on vital issues such as taxation, citizenship, voting rights and Social Security through its quarterly newsletter, bimonthly e-mail bulletins, periodic seminars and other events. It also conducts ongoing advocacy efforts in Washington.
- AARO offers a reasonably priced health insurance plan to members who are U.S. citizens living overseas.
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FATCA in the News
- Four Ways to Get FATCAed
- FATCA Losing Its Way
- Overseas Americans: Time to Say 'Bye' to Uncle Sam?
- From 'The Hill': FATCA, a Simple Premise Gone Terribly Wrong', co-authored by AARO Board Member Victoria Ferrauge
- How to Lose Friends, Citizens and Influence (July 18)
- Letter from Congressman Bill Posey to Treasury Secretary Lew, questioning the feasibility of FATCA implementation
- Reed-Schumer Amendment on "Ex-Citizen Tax Dodgers"