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Welcome to American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation

Our Vision

American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation is a tax exempt public charity. Its purposes are to promote the well-being of US citizens living outside the US, to identify issues and activities that affect them, to develop information about these subjects, to provide this information to Americans abroad and to governments, including the US government, and to disseminate this information widely. In short, it is a supporter of education and research on issues affecting Americans abroad. Learn more about us here.

ACA Global Foundation

Let's Empower Americans Overseas

Upcoming events

    • April 30, 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    • Webster University


    Taxation and Tax Planning for Americans in Switzerland after the Passing

    of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Focusing on ACA’s efforts in Washington,

    Estate & Financial Planning for US Taxpayers in Switzerland


    Tuesday, 30 April 2019

    18:30 to 21:30 – Doors open at 18:00

    On-line Registration is preferred:

    1. Please register in advance – No Charge for ACA Members who register in advance, US $30 per person online registration for non-members.  Click here to register.  
    2. Donation at the door is CHF 35 per person
    3. For further information please contact: julie.sanford@americansabroad.org

    Limited non-reserved seating.  Please register as soon as possible.


    The ACA Global Foundation (“ACAGF”) is the sister organization of American Citizens Abroad, Inc. (“ACA”), which supports education and research on issues affecting Americans abroad.

    Disclaimer: ACAGF and ACA are not responsible for any advice given at this event



    1. What is ACA and how the organization represents and helps Americans overseas
    2. Taxation of Americans Abroad: Legislative Changes Brewing In Congress
    3. The latest news from ACA’s advocacy work in Washington D.C.
    4. What’s new for individual US taxpayers in 2019; Impacts of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017
    5. Estate Planning Challenges for Americans in Switzerland: What to do with that Rev Liv Trust?
    6. Tax Planning & Financial planning for Americans living in Switzerland / Overseas
    7. Considerations for Starting a Company overseas for US Taxpayers
    8. Over an hour of Q & A time



    Kenneth Freshman - CPA

    Ken is a US based tax advisor who heads up the Global Tax Services Group at KLR in Boston. He is a CPA/attorney with an LL.M. degree in taxation from Boston University. He works with numerous US expats including many based in Switzerland.

    Matthew Berlin

    Matthew is a Trust and Estates attorney specialized in working with Overseas Americans. Mathew is a partner at Rubin and Rudman LLP and he regularly visits Switzerland for work.

    Jonathan Lachowitz – CFP®

    Jonathan is a Board Member of ACA; Certified Financial Planner in the US and Switzerland and owner of White Lighthouse Investment Management in Lausanne and Lexington, MA. Jonathan has written extensively on personal finance for the Wall Street Journal.

View the ACA Global Foundation's educational video:  “21st Century Taxation of Americans Abroad: Citizenship-based taxation vs. Residence-based taxation,” below:
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