Entries by Kym Kettler

Treasury grants two month extension on repatriation tax

The Department of the Treasury has granted a two month extension for making the first payment of the Repatriation Tax included in the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act of 2017. The full advice from the Treasury can be read here. The relevant information on the Repatriation Tax can be found on page 36. A picture […]

RO responds to ACA letter on RBT

Republicans Overseas is dedicated to ending citizenship-based taxation, but we are not a signatory to the letter published by the AARO on asking Congress to implement RBT (residence based taxation). The ACA wrote this letter and circulated the draft to us, asking us to join as a signatory. We declined for three key reasons: Republicans […]

Cautious optimism among US expat reps over possible tax law changes

By: Helen Burggraf | 26 Oct 2017 Representatives for American expatriates in Washington have been expressing cautious optimism about the chances that the way such expats are taxed may be about to change, after weeks of lobbying that culminated this week in meetings with lawmakers. Among them is Republican National Committee member Solomon Yue, who […]

Summary of Overseas Americans and Voters in 2016

According the State Dept., there are 9 million overseas Americans, not including overseas military service men and women (click here for Bureau of Consular Affairs overview). 614,553 (633,592 – 19.039) Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act ballots were returned in 2016, including 51,700 overseas U.S. military votes. Military and Overseas Voting In 2016, 930,156 Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee […]