The American Citizens Abroad Podcast
Our chat with ACA’s Marylouise Serrato, about ACA’s Washington DC advocacy, COVID, Voting and more!
Our Interview with LaShell Tinder, Families In Global Transition’s Treasurer and a Professional in Global Mobility

Our Interview with LaShell Tinder, Families In Global Transition’s Treasurer and a Professional in Global Mobility

June 9, 2020

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 Transition

LaShell’s LinkedIn Profile

Third Culture Kids 3rd Edition: The Experience of Growing Up Among Worlds by Ruth E. Van RekenDavid C. PollockMichael V. Pollock

Our Interview with Dawn Bryan with Families In Global Transition

Our Interview with Dawn Bryan with Families In Global Transition

May 12, 2020

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 times

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Families in Global Transition

FIGT on Facebook

FIGT on Twitter

FIGT on LinkedIn

Podcast: Thriving Abroad Together Series

Book: Third Culture Kids 3rd Edition: Growing up among worlds

Book: Extraordinary Experiences: Tales of Special Needs Abroad: A Tales from a Small Planet Book

Book: Letters Never Sent, a global nomad’s journey from hurt to healing

Our Interview with State Department Federal Credit Union’s Michael Morris

Our Interview with State Department Federal Credit Union’s Michael Morris

April 14, 2020

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.

More info about SDFCU

Introducing the American Citizens Abroad Tax Cast!

Introducing the American Citizens Abroad Tax Cast!

March 28, 2020

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.

Our Interview with Overseas Vote’s Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat

Our Interview with Overseas Vote’s Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat

March 10, 2020

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 Vote

US Vote Foundation

The Ballot is Busted Before the Blockchain

DoD’s Study of US Voters Abroad from FVAP.gov

Election Dates and Deadlines (for overseas voters)

State Voting Requirements Directory (for overseas voters)

Election Official Directory

Voter Help Desk

The Blockchain Papers: #5 in a Series: Mobile Voting, Lost Choices and Plutocracy

Our Interview with Laura Snyder, the international representative on TAP

Our Interview with Laura Snyder, the international representative on TAP

February 11, 2020

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 tapinternationallaurasnyder@gmail.com.

Other links: 

Taxpayer Advocacy Panel 

TAP’s Special Projects Committee

Submit an issue to TAP

Detailed information about submitting an issue to TAP

Articles: 

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.)

ACA’s New Tax Services Directory with Charles Bruce + An Update on ACA’s Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fight For campaign

ACA’s New Tax Services Directory with Charles Bruce + An Update on ACA’s Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fight For campaign

January 14, 2020

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 Directory

Professional? List your services in the ACA Directory

New Tax Preparer Directory FAQs

Join the Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fighting For campaign: https://acacampaign.today/hearings

Learn more about the Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad : An Idea Worth Fighting For campaign: https://acacampaign.today/LearnMore

Learn more about ACA: https://www.americansabroad.org

Support ACA: https://www.americansabroad.org/donations/

The Government Accountability Office Report on FATCA with Bruce Zagaris

The Government Accountability Office Report on FATCA with Bruce Zagaris

December 10, 2019

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

Tax Fairness For Americans Abroad

Tax Fairness For Americans Abroad

November 11, 2019

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/hearings

Learn more about the campaign: https://acacampaign.today/LearnMore

Learn more about ACA: https://www.americansabroad.org

Support 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

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