PurpleExpat is launching EXPATVOTES – Your help is needed. EXPATVOTES is the first Congressional Database exclusively for Americans abroad Go to EXPATVOTES The original idea behind the PurpleExpat was to provide fact-based information to Americans abroad to deal with the unjust and discriminatory treatment by our Government. Before an American overseas had to piece together … Read more
Fund raising effort to fund a lobbyist against Repatriation tax and GILTI Update: As you know, because of many efforts by many different organizations and individuals, including several hundred petitions being sent to the US Treasury, the IRS has communicated a delay in the first payment of the Repatriation tax until June 15th. We have … Read more
Republicans Overseas (RO) has launched an initiative to gain support for Territorial Taxation for Individuals.
Territorial Taxation for Corporations was passed under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (‘TCJA’). However, individuals were not included in that legislation.
We certainly support the effort of RO to address our taxation issues and would highly recommend that you sign the petition. However, we are still awaiting a bill for us to see. once we see the legislation, we will be able to critique the legislation. Until then, only having a title of the Bill makes it difficult for us to blindly recommend the Bill.
This law expands reporting requirements, increases fines, and furthermore creates even a more hostile environment for ordinary US persons abroad through FATCA. This is a demonstration of the failure of FATCA. This is also a further example of members of Congress not understanding the issues of our citizens abroad. This is a blog post to … Read more