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 […]
Republicans Overseas has requested a House hearing on the harmful impact of the ‘repatriation tax’ on the small business corporations owned by overseas Americans. ‘Attached is an RO PPP on the severe and unintended consequences of the repatriation tax contained within the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act 2017 on small businesses owned by overseas Americans. […]
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 […]
Both Congressman Holding and Chairman Brady recognized that CBT is inconsistent with the current territorial taxation for corporations as well as harming U.S. firms’ competitiveness overseas. As a result, they pledged to continue to explore moving away from CBT. This demonstrates the commitment from Chairman Brady to get this done. We now need to focus […]
By: Helen Burggraf | 17 Nov 2017 Spokespeople for organisations that have been urging US lawmakers, on behalf of expatriate Americans, to legislate for a change to a “residence-based” tax regime said today that the possibility of such a change is still alive, even if it hasn’t yet been spelled out in the latest tax […]
Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, has written a letter to Chairman Kevin Brady of the House Ways and Means Committee urging him to include TTFI in the tax reform bill’s markup. Read the letter here.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
By: Helen Burggraf | 16 Oct 2017 As US lawmakers consider the relative merits of a package of proposed changes to the American tax code, a global network of expat Americans is calling on their fellow countrymen in Expatland to urgently sign a petition calling for the US to end its citizenship-based taxation regime. The […]
Michael DeSombre (Left), Republicans Overseas Worldwide President, and Solomon Yue, Republicans Overseas Vice Chairman and CEO, met with Samantha Zager (Right), White House Associate Political Director on October 2, 2017. On behalf of the White House, Ms. Zager accepted 1,744 letters/petitions to President Trump in support of including Territorial Taxation for Individuals in the Tax […]
Republicans Overseas has compiled a comparison of the world’s two major income tax methods: residence based taxation and territorial taxation. We’ve added the United States’ citizenship based taxation to demonstrate that overseas Americans would be better off with TTFI. You can access a PDF copy here: RBT vs TTFI postcard
By Ralph Z. Hallow – The Washington Times – Thursday, September 21, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: How do Republicans win in 2018, let alone in 2020, when their president’s approval rating is lower than Hillary Clinton’s self-esteem? Easy: 5.7 million Americans who live and work abroad are registered and qualified to vote by absentee ballot. Why’s that a big […]
Currently non-Americans have very preferential (0-10%) tax rates on dividends, interest and capital gains earned in America while Americans are hounded by the IRS around the world at 38% tax rates on every penny earned outside of America. Here are the tax rates enjoyed by non-Americans on American investments: Dividends 5-15% Interest 0% Gains 0% […]
Please help us to spread the word about our Letter Writing Campaign and Petition! You can forward our TTFI Airmail Postcards: PDF JPG You can click to tweet: Tell the White House and Congress to put Territorial Taxation for Individuals into the Tax Reform Package! http://bit.ly/2x1enud Sign the petition here. Write letters to the White […]
Plaintiffs in Crawford, et al. vs. US Department of Treasury, et al. have filed a filed a Petition for En Banc Rehearing in their fight against the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (“FATCA”) and related provisions after the Sixth Circuit affirmed the lower district court’s ruling that none of the plaintiffs had standing, i.e., sufficient […]
During their summer meeting, the RNC approved a resolution supporting the transition from Citizen Based Taxation to Territorial Taxation for Individuals.
James Bopp, Jr. (lead lawyer for the Plaintiffs) and Richard E. Coleson have drafted a memo to analyze the 6th Circuit Court’s decision could and to highlight where the 6th Circuit Court made mistakes in its decision. Read the memo here.
By: Helen Burggraf | 22 Aug 2017 | International Investment ‘An anti-FATCA lobbying group led by key US Republican Party members has vowed to take its fight against the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act to the Supreme Court, in the wake of a US Court of Appeals decision, handed down on Saturday, that affirmed a lower district-court […]
The 6th Circuit Court handed down its ruling on August 19, 2017 and found that the Plaintiffs were not suffering any harm as a result of FATCA, and were in no threat of prosecution for not filing FBAR and FATCA forms, and therefore, had no standing to bring the lawsuit. Republicans Overseas will appeal this […]
Many of St. Andrews’ American students are back home from school and living in the DC Northern Virginia area. Last weekend, a several went out doorknocking for Ed Gillespie and the Republicans in the 2017 Gubernatorial election.
The shooting of Republicans and Capitol Police by Bernie-Sanders-supporter and Terminate-the-Republican-Party-member James Hodgkinson is the culmination of left wing violence towards Republicans. The Daily Caller has compiled a list of violence committed by the Left since the election began. Read it here.
Watch Stuart Varney’s informative interview with Grover Norquist on tax reform. Watch the latest video at video.foxbusiness.com
Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform just wrote to Congressman Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee endorsing Republicans Overseas’ Territorial Taxation for Individuals proposal. Mr. Norquist states, “it is vital that any tax reform legislation includes territoriality for individuals.” Thank you Grover. Read the letter here.
James Bopp, Jr., lead litigator for Republicans Overseas’ repeal FATCA lawsuit, responded to Representative Mark Meadows’ request for each of the witnesses at the Unintended Consequences of FATCA Hearing (held April 26, 2017) to provide three ways to reform the existing FATCA law. Read Mr. Bopp’s response below.
IRS Medic’s interview with Michael Edwards of the World Council of Credit Unions reveals that both international and domestic credit unions want FATCA repealed. And at 14:22 we hear more evidence why the Same Country Exception (SCE) is a waste of time. There are already two exemptions which should protect Americans from the disastrous impacts of […]
Summary Report: Asian Republican Coalition and Republicans Overseas Territorial Taxation for Individuals (TTFI) joint team held 26 meetings with Congressional members on the House Ways and Means Committee, Senators on the Senate Finance Committee, and White House officials in the last four days. Our message is if we want to put America First and increase […]
Click here to watch a short video about the 15 things that FATCA Architect Elise Bean gets wrong about FATCA and Expats.
Please watch the following short video for seven reasons why the proposed Same Country Exception to FATCA is useless.
RO UK is hosting a fundraising event: a reception and lunch with James Bopp, Jr., the lead litigator on RO’s lawsuit to repeal FATCA.
Even one citizenship renunciation because of FATCA is too many. Overseas Americans are not old shoes for FATCA architect Elise Bean throw away. Will Democrats Abroad Chair Solon join Republicans Overseas to condemn #FATCA architect Elise Bean’s statement that repeal FATCA is a mistake because only 4,300 expats were forced to renounce compared to 730,000 new […]
President Trump’s administration is sending out an Official Tax Reform Survey to ask voters about tax reform. Please fill out the survey and make sure to mention in one of the ‘other’ boxes that he should repeal FATCA and move towards TTFI (territorial taxation for individuals–previously called ‘RBT’ – residence based taxation). Thank you! […]
Drew Liquerman, Chairman of Republicans Overseas UK, St Andrews Chapter, organized some American students studying at the University of St Andrews to hold up signs asking why Jon Ossoff did not vote when he was studying in the UK. OPEN LETTER TO JON OSSOFF Mr. Ossoff, the citizens of Georgia’s 6th district ought to know […]
On April 26, 2017, the House will hear testimony as to the damage done to overseas Americans by FATCA. For background information on FATCA, click here. Testimonies Donna Lane Nelson Video: Donna Lane Nelson Testimony Written: Donna Lane Nelson Testimony Mark Crawford Mark Crawford Testimony Roger Johnson Roger Johnson Testimony Daniel Kuettel Daniel Kuettel Testimony Stephen […]
In a Facebook post published on April 20, 2017, Democrats Abroad attacked Republicans Overseas’ FATCA hearings scheduled for April 26th. However, comments on their post clearly demonstrate how far DA’s pro-FATCA position deviates from the anti-FATCA position of their constituents. Read the FB post here. Click here to read the comments
TERRE HAUTE, IN – Congressman Mark Meadows (R-NC) will chair a hearing of the Subcommittee on Government Operations of the House Committee of Oversight and Government Reform on “Reviewing the Unintended Consequences of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)” on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 2:00 pm in the Rayburn House Office Building (Room […]
“Dear Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader McConnell, Rep. Brady, and Sen. Hatch: As free-market and taxpayer protection organizations representing millions of Americans, we urge that repeal of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)—a plank in the 2016 Republican Party Platform—be included in any tax reform package sent to the White House. Enacted in 2010 by […]
Click below to read the letter urging the Trump administration to support the repeal of FATCA and listing steps that can be taken immediately. RandMeadowsLetter
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) introduced legislation to repeal the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), with U.S. Representative Mark Meadows (R-NC) introducing a companion bill in the U.S. House. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS) joined Dr. Paul as an original cosponsor. Enacted by Congress in 2010, FATCA mandates that foreign financial institutions […]
Apr 7, 2017 Press Release Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) joined Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) to introduce a bill that would repeal America’s global tax law, which has caused U.S. citizens to renounce their citizenships in record numbers. The bill would repeal provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), […]
Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) offered legislation Thursday to repeal an Obama-era offshore tax law. The bill would do away with provisions of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), which requires foreign financial institutions to report information about accounts held by U.S. citizens to the IRS. Read more at The […]
WASHINGTON – April 5 – Nigel Green, CEO of deVere Group and Co-Leader of the Campaign to Repeal FATCA, today lauded a letter from Rep. Mark Meadows and Sen. Rand Paul to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney urging actions to “mitigate the ongoing damage” caused by the Foreign Account Tax Compliance […]
Republicans Overseas UK Chairwoman Malise Sundstrom, together with newly elected Vice Chair Sarah Elliott, met with a Number 10 government relations team to see how Republicans Overseas could work to strengthen political and cultural ties and reinforce the Special Relationship.
Republicans Overseas releases a White Paper on Territorial Tax Reform for Individuals. Consistent with the proposals being considered for corporate tax reform, worldwide taxation for individuals should be replaced with a territorial system. A territorial system for individuals would: Promote the exports of U. S. goods and services Increase the soft power and reach of […]
Bruce Ash Republican Overseas Chairman, Michael DeSombre Republican Overseas Worldwide President, and James Bopp Jr. lead litigator of Republican Overseas FATCA Lawsuit met Republicans Overseas Hong Kong leaders in 2015.
Anti-FATCA. The CEO of Republicans Overseas Solomon Yue wants to go to the U.S. Supreme Court while waiting for a Republican president. Solomon Yue is Vice Chairman and CEO of Republicans Overseas, created in September 2013 following the closure of the Republicans Abroad DC headquarters a few months prior. Yue, who is also a member of the Republican National Committee, pushed through on 24 January an RNC resolution to repeal FATCA.
Reince came to Oregon for my Greek Dinner Dance for Oregon Republican Party. Reince and I were talking about how FATCA has impacted overseas Americans negatively. I told Reince that I would be the Chief Sponsor of a RNC resolution to repeal FATCA in January 2014.