Entries by Kym Kettler

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 […]

RO and TTFI on the front page of the Financial Times

US expats given hope of lower tax bills Republicans edge towards eliminating need to pay levies overseas and at home Millions of US citizens working overseas could see their tax bills lowered by an overhaul of the tax system as Republicans edge towards eliminating a requirement for American expatriates to pay taxes both overseas and […]

Heritage Foundation publishes article in support of repealing FATCA

by Patrick Tyrell, The Daily Signal October 13, 2017 If you’re an American living overseas, Uncle Sam is making life hard for you—and he’s probably giving your bank a headache, too. For one, the U.S. government often taxes the earnings you make outside the U.S., meaning you can be double-taxed—both by the U.S. and by […]