Marc Zell, RO Legal Counsel and RO Israel Chair is legal counsel for Monte Silver in his regulatory challenge to IRS regulations issued under the Transition Tax and GILTI tax provisions of the 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Act. The IRS tried to dismiss the Transition Tax case and failed.
Last month they filed a motion to dismiss the GILTI Tax case. Yesterday we filed our opposition to the Government’s motion to dismiss.
Republicans Overseas is supporting the Silver litigation in favor of small businesses and expats. This is also covered by our proposed Executive Order transmitted recently to Chief of Staff Mark Meadows by Solomon Yue.
Marc Zell, RO Chair Israel and RO Legal Counsel, convinced the New York State Board of Election to register overseas Americans without having to submit both an electronic and hard copy of the voter registration. Due to the issues with global airmail, this was a limiting factor in voter registration.
As a result of a complaint that Marc Zell filed with the NY State Board of Elections, NY has agreed to a compromise which will enable NY voters to register and request their absentee ballots by e-mail without having to send their applications by snail mail (referred to by NY election officials as a “wet copy”) before a ballot is emailed or snail-mailed. Under the compromise, the FPCA can be filed by email and a ballot will be sent. Persons already registered in NY can simply send in their absentee ballots. Persons registering for the first time or whose registrations may have expired, will also receive their absentee ballots but will be required to send in the hard copy of the FPCA along with their ballots. The exact procedure needs to be clarified in order to protect ballot secrecy.
Congratulations to Marc for helping overseas Americans to register to vote!
Republicans Overseas has sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, urging him to ask President Trump for Executive Orders that would:
- Exempt small businesses from the GILTI and Transition Taxes;
- Create a Commission on Overseas Americans to consider remedies for the harms done to Americans abroad via onerous regulations such as FATCA;
- End citizenship-based taxation by instructing Treasury to redefine “individual” in Section 1 of the 1913 Tax Code to ‘resident of the USA
We hope that President Trump will consider extending tax and regulatory cuts to overseas Americans.