The American Citizens Abroad Podcast
Summary: Living abroad can be an adventure...and as a US Citizen it can be challenging! On the second Tuesday of each month, the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) team dives into an array of issues concerning Americans residing abroad, from managing expat life to finances to culture shock to trailing spouses and everything in-between! Join us as we explore the reality of life as an American living abroad.
We chat with American Citizens Abroad’s Executive Director, Marylouise Serrato, about ACA’s latest updates on their advocacy work in Washington DC; COVID-19, the CARES ACT and EIP/recovery rebates; voting in the upcoming election; and more! Listen to ACA’s latest TaxCastIRS Phone numbers: 1-800-829-1040US-based number (267) 941-1000Form 3911 – Taxpayer Statement Regarding RefundAARP - How to Find Missing Stimulus PaymentACA’s Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fighting For CampaignACA’s Voice Your Vote CampaignOverseas Vote FoundationFVAP.gov – List of states that allow for absentee voting for US citizens who were born abroad ACA’s Tax DirectoryACA’s State Department Federal Credit UnionInvestments and Financial Planning for Americans in UK July 22, 2020 Webinar
We chat with LaShell Tinder, Families in Global Transition’s Treasurer and a professional in global mobility about the issues that US citizens face when they move overseas, “duty of care”, issues facing dual national couples, how COVID-19 is impacting American expats, digital nomads, geographic trends, repatriation, and much more.Families in Global Transition is a forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them. They promote cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world.Families in Global TransitionLaShell’s LinkedIn ProfileThird Culture Kids 3rd Edition: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds by Ruth E. Van Reken, David C. Pollock, Michael V. Pollock
We chat with Dawn Bryan, President of Families in Global Transition (FIGT), about what FIGT does, key issues impacting expats, Third Culture Kids, the difference between expat communities, issues impacting dual national couples, and more.Families in Global Transition is a forum for globally mobile individuals, families, and those working with them. They promote cross-sector connections for sharing research and developing best practices that support the growth, success and well-being of people crossing cultures around the world.Continuing to Connect in Challenging Times: this features topics on resilience, mindfulness, self-compassion and coping with difficult timesWant to join FIGT?Sign up for the FIGT newsletterFamilies in Global TransitionFIGT on FacebookFIGT on TwitterFIGT on LinkedInPodcast: Thriving Abroad Together SeriesBook: Third Culture Kids 3rd Edition: Growing up among worldsBook: Extraordinary Experiences: Tales of Special Needs Abroad: A Tales from a Small Planet BookBook: Letters Never Sent, a global nomad’s journey from hurt to healing
In the sixth installment of the ACA podcast, we chat with Mike Morris, Director of Membership Development with the State Department Federal Credit Union and ACA’s Executive Director, Marylouise Serrato about the development, details, and perks of the ACA/SDFCU account.
Introducing the newest podcast from ACA, the American Citizens Abroad Tax Cast, premiering on March 31st. Throughout the series, we'll cover tax law changes, shifting deadlines, beefed-up enforcement, and more, with the professionals who can help us all get a better grasp of it all. Tune in on March 31st wherever you get your podcasts, when we'll discuss the fallout happening from COVID-19, including the recovery rebates, changing deadlines, and more with Glen Frost, from Frost Tax Law, and Marylouise Serrato, Executive Director of ACA.
In the fifth installment of the ACA podcast, we chat with Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, President and CEO of US Vote Foundation and Overseas Vote. We discuss her organizations; the number of overseas Americans who take part in US elections and the importance of their vote; and the future of online voting.Overseas VoteUS Vote FoundationThe Ballot is Busted Before the BlockchainDoD’s Study of US Voters Abroad from FVAP.govElection Dates and Deadlines (for overseas voters)State Voting Requirements Directory (for overseas voters) Election Official DirectoryVoter Help Desk The Blockchain Papers: #5 in a Series: Mobile Voting, Lost Choices and Plutocracy
Laura Snyder is an American citizen who has spent the past 24 years living abroad, 22 of them in Paris. Originally from Eureka, Illinois, she joined the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel in December 2018 and expects to complete her three-year term in December 2021. She is a member of the bars in Paris, New York, and Illinois. You can find her on Twitter @TAPInternation or email her at email@example.com.Other links: Taxpayer Advocacy Panel TAP’s Special Projects CommitteeSubmit an issue to TAPDetailed information about submitting an issue to TAPArticles: American Expat Financial News Journal, “Taxpayer Advocacy Panel’s Expat Rep to Expast: ‘Let’s Work Together”The American magazine article, “Taxpayer Advocacy Panel: What It Is and Why It Matters: Laura Snyder explains the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel and how it can help overseas American Taxpayers”(This article is an abridged version of the article in the American Expat Financial News Journal.)
In the third installment of the ACA podcast, Charles Bruce, Chairman of ACA’s sister foundation, American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation, legal counsel of ACA, and one of the three co-editors of ACA’s new Tax Directory discusses ACA’s updated Expat Tax Services Directory. We chat about the evolution of the Directory over the years; what the Directory is and is not; the decision to expand the Directory to other professional services; what visitors to the Directory and those who would like to list in it can expect; and the future of the Directory.As a bonus, prior to the interview, Marylouise Serrato, ACA’s Executive Director, gives us an update on ACA’s Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fighting For campaign.ACA’s New Tax Preparer DirectoryProfessional? List your services in the ACA DirectoryNew Tax Preparer Directory FAQsJoin the Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fighting For campaign: https://acacampaign.today/hearingsLearn more about the Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad : An Idea Worth Fighting For campaign: https://acacampaign.today/LearnMoreLearn more about ACA: https://www.americansabroad.orgSupport ACA: https://www.americansabroad.org/donations/
ACA’s Glen Frost interviews author and international lawyer, Bruce Zagaris, to discuss the recent Government Accountability Office (GOA) report on FATCA on tax compliance, the impact it has on Americans living abroad, and on financial institutions globally.Glen Frost serves on the ACA Executive Committee and is an Assistant Legal Counsel. Mr Frost is a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law and holds an LL.M in taxation and is a managing partner of a Washington DC metropolitan area based tax law firm.Bruce Zagaris is an author and international lawyer who reports and writes for the International Enforcement Law Reporter (IELR). Since 1981, he has represented foreign governments in international tax and financial services. He is partner with Berliner Corcoran & Rowe LLP in Washington DC and is a former lecturer with the University of the West Indies Faculty of Law.Articles:GAO Report Demonstrates That the United States Must Reform Foreign Asset Reporting
American Citizens Abroad’s premier podcast features an interview with ACA’s Executive Director, Marylouise Serrato, who talks about ACA’s work on tax reform and their recent write-in campaign, Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fighting For, calling Congress to hold hearings. Marylouise covers ACA’s work over time, RBT, ACA’s groundwork is important for the legislative process, why holding hearings for tax reform is the necessary next step in passing legislation, and how their latest campaign is performing.Join the Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fighting For campaign: https://acacampaign.today/hearingsLearn more about the campaign: https://acacampaign.today/LearnMoreLearn more about ACA: https://www.americansabroad.orgSupport ACA: https://www.americansabroad.org/donations/Articles about ACA’s Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fighting For campaign:"American Expats Launch Residency-Based Taxation Legislation Campaign" | International Investment "ACA Launches 'Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad' Campaign" | The American"American Citizens Abroad unveils online 'tax fairness' campaign to urge Congressional hearings" | American Expat Financial News Journal