Congressman Holding has taken the first step toward tax reform for Americans abroad with introduction of his legislation, Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act of 2018 (TFAA) – HR 7358.  The basic principle of the bill mirrors the thinking behind ACA’s residency-based taxation (RBT) approach, that is, separating foreign-source and US-source income and excluding from US taxation specified foreign-source income earned when a US citizen is a qualified resident abroad. As can be seen in the bill language, the toggle switch determining whether an individual is taxable on US income – and not on foreign income – is residency. A summary outline of the act can be found here.

ACA is uniquely positioned to advocate for tax reform as we are non-partisan and have already provided the leadership in both parties, and tax writing committees, with critical revenue estimation work - size of the community, assets make-up, tax treatment with our RBT “vanilla” approach and revenues estimates.  These were invaluable to the committees working on HR-7358 and ACA, as a non-partisan voice to Congress will continue to be called upon for its knowledge and expertise on the subject.

American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation, which focuses on education and research, is continuing to raise monies for additional analysis leading to improved database and detailed revenue estimates. Detailed revenue estimates on different pieces of the “Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act of 2018” and similar proposals are extremely important because they help refine and reshape the legislation. The Joint Committee on Taxation and other tax-writing offices on Capitol Hill will not release detailed estimates – in effect their working papers. Also, it is important that stakeholders, like ACA, representing Americans abroad, be able to delve deeply into the numbers so as to be creative as possible and to avoid needless mistakes. Donations to ACAGF are tax deductible. This effort will cut off at the point when we think that a sufficient amount has been raised. We’ve already, over about 8 months last year, raised $85,000. Help us to provide Congress with the knowledge and data they need to pass tax reform in this Congress!

Your contributions to American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation are tax deductible.

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Don’t forget you can also donate to ACA Global Foundation when you make a purchase using Amazon Smile. It’s easy to do. Just sign into your Amazon Smile account (or create one today!) and select ACA Global Foundation (ACAGF) from their list of qualified non-profits.  Amazon will donate .5% of your eligible for donation purchases to ACAGF.  These funds help support ACA and ACAGF’s advocacy on behalf of Americans living and working overseas. To learn more about Amazon Smile click here.

American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation received confirmation from the Internal Revenue Service on September 26, 2013 that it is exempt from Federal income taxation under Section 501 (c) 3 of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation are deductible under Section 170 of the Code. American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devises, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code. American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation has been classified as a public charity under the Code section 170 (b) (1) (A) (vi).

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