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May 25, 2021 ACA Webinar: Congress can pass Residence-Based Taxation (RBT). Here’s how it’s done.

ACA hosted a webinar on how Residence-Based Taxation (RBT) can be passed by the Congress. What is the current landscape in Washington, DC, what work needs to be done, what data and information does the Congress and Administration need, and how can organizations like ACA and individuals help make this happen. 

Presenters:
Charles Bruce, ACA Legal Counsel, and Marylouise Serrato, ACA Executive Director

Click here for presentation slides.


May 6, 2021 UK Chapter Meeting and a virtual chat with American Consular Affairs

ACA Board Member Mike Larsen and the rest of ACA UK hosted a virtual discussion on ACA’s latest activities.

ACA Legal Counsel Charles Bruce and ACA Executive Director Marylouise Serrato joined from Washington D.C. with updates on DC advocacy, the CARES Act, proposed new COVID legislation, and Residency-Based Taxation (RBT) efforts.

Meredith McEvoy, Minister Counselor for Consular Affairs at the US Embassy in London, gave an overview of her team’s mission and the range of services available to American citizens living in the UK

Webinar recording can be found here*.

*Content only available to ACA members. 


May 6, 2021 Webinar - US Expat Tax Filing 2021 Updates and ACA Update from Washington

The American Magazine presented a webinar for Americans living abroad featuring Bright!Tax and ACA.

Bright!Tax partner Katelynn Minott CPA, a leading global expert in US expat taxes, provided an update on US tax filing from overseas in 2021.

American Citizens Abroad (ACA) legal counsel Charles Bruce provided an update on ACA's ongoing work in Washington representing the interests of Americans living abroad.

Click here to watch this presentation.


April 22, 2021 - ACA presented at a sixth webinar hosted by Americans Overseas: US tax filing information, the latest from Washington, the stimulus checks, live Q&A.  

Free webinar with tips on your US tax filing obligation, the $1,200 Cares Act check and additional $600 stimulus payments, and the latest developments in Washington.

Americans Overseas hosted a webinar with a presentation by Americans Citizens Abroad. The premier thought-leader in Washington on issues affecting US Citizens living and working abroad.

Marylouise from American Citizens Abroad updated on the latest political developments on the efforts for change to US taxation rules.

Michael Littaur from Americans Overseas shared an update on the US tax filing obligation with tips to get everything done as easy as possible.

The webinar followed by a live 30-minute Questions and Answers.

*A recording of this webinar will not be made available.  

 


March 11, 2021 - ACA presented at a fifth Webinar with Americans Overseas: US tax filing information, the latest from Washington, the CARES Act $1,200 check and additional $600 stimulus payments, live Q&A.  

Free webinar with tips on your US tax filing obligation, the $1,200 Cares Act check and additional $600 stimulus payments, and the latest developments in Washington.

Americans Overseas hosted at a webinar, with presentation by Americans Citizens Abroad, the premier thought-leader in Washington on issues affecting US Citizens living and working abroad.  

Marylouise Serrato, ACA Executive Director, updated on the latest political developments on the efforts for change to the US taxation rules in Washington. 

Michael Littaur from Americans Overseas shared information and tips on getting your US tax filing obligation done and receiving the $1,200 CARES Act check and the additional $600 stimulus payments.

The webinar followed with a live 30 minute Questions and Answers.

*A recording of this webinar is not available.  

 

 


2021 US Expats Virtual Financial Summit. The virtual summit ran for four days from January 26th through January 29th.

On January 28th, ACA’s Charles Bruce, ACA Legal Counsel, and Marylouise Serrato, ACA’s Executive Director, presented: Advocating for a Change from Citizenship to Residence Based Taxation in the U.S.: An Update - US Expats Virtual Financial Summit 2021 by 2021 Expats Virtual Financial Summit.

Click here to watch this presentation.

 

 


January 21, 2021 - ACA presented at a fourth Webinar with Americans Overseas: US tax filing information, the latest from Washington, the CARES Act $1,200 check and additional $600 stimulus payments, live Q&A.  

Free webinar with tips on your US tax filing obligation, the $1,200 Cares Act check and additional $600 stimulus payments, and the latest developments in Washington.

Americans Overseas hosted at a webinar, with presentation by Americans Citizens Abroad, the premier thought-leader in Washington on issues affecting US Citizens living and working abroad.  

Marylouise Serrato, ACA Executive Director, updated on the latest political developments on the efforts for change to the US taxation rules in Washington. 

Michael Littaur from Americans Overseas shared information and tips on getting your US tax filing obligation done and receiving the $1,200 CARES Act check and the additional $600 stimulus payments.

The webinar followed with a live 30 minute Questions and Answers.

*A recording of this webinar is not available.  

 

 


December 17, 2020 - ACA presented at a third Webinar with Americans Overseas: US tax filing information, the latest from Washington, the CARES Act $1,200 check, live Q&A. 

Free webinar with tips on your US tax filing obligation, the $1,200 Cares Act check, and the latest developments in Washington.

Americans Overseas hosted a webinar, with presentation by Americans Citizens Abroad, the premier thought-leader in Washington on issues affecting US Citizens living and working abroad.  

Marylouise Serrato, ACA Executive Director, updated on the latest political developments on the efforts for change to the US taxation rules in Washington. 

Michael Littaur from Americans Overseas shared information and tips on getting your US tax filing obligation done and receiving the $1,200 CARES Act check.

The webinar followed with a live 30 minute Questions and Answers.

*A recording of this webinar is not available.  

 

 

November 12, 2020 - ACA presented at a second Webinar with Americans Overseas: US tax filing information, the latest from Washington, the CARES Act  $1,200 check, live Q&A. 

Free webinar with tips on your US tax filing obligation, the $1,200 Cares Act check, and the latest developments in Washington.

Americans Overseas hosted a webinar, with presentation by Americans Citizens Abroad, the premier thought-leader in Washington on issues affecting US Citizens living and working abroad.  

Marylouise Serrato, ACA Executive Director, updated on the latest political developments on the efforts for change to the US taxation rules in Washington. 

Michael Littaur from Americans Overseas shared information and tips on getting your US tax filing obligation done and receiving the $1,200 CARES Act check.

The webinar followed with a live 30 minute Questions and Answers.

*A recording of this webinar is not available.  


 

October 29, 2020 - London Town Hall 

ACA Board Member Mike Larsen and the rest of ACA UK hosted our Annual Town Hall.  Due to the ongoing pandemic and government restrictions, this year’s Town Hall was conducted virtually. 

ACA Legal Counsel Charles Bruce joined from Washington D.C. with updates on DC advocacy, the CARES Act, proposed new COVID legislation, voting and Residency-based taxation (RBT) efforts.  ACA presentation*.

Jack Leuchtman, Regional Federal Benefits Officer Supervisor at the US Embassy in London, gave an overview of the range of Social Security services available to American citizens living in the UK.  Jack Leuchtman presentation*.

Robert Paul, Head of US Family Office at London & Capital discussed his thoughts on asset protection strategies for American Citizens in the UK amidst changing regulation as we head the new year.  London & Capital presentation*.

 

Full PDF presentation can be found here*.

Webinar recording can be found here*.

*Content only available to ACA members.


  

October 22, 2020 - ACA hosted a Webinar with Crimson Coaching. 

An Introduction to American Colleges, Universities, and Applications:
A Webinar for Parents and Students with Dr. P (Dominique Padurano, PhD)

American post-secondary education differs drastically from its counterparts elsewhere around the world.  In the first half of this webinar, college application coach and President of Crimson Coaching™, Dr. P. (Dominique Padurano, Ph.D.) described the United States’ varied system of colleges and universities, as well as the general application process.  During the second half of the webinar, Dr. P. counseled students and parents on what to do during each year of high school in order to best prepare themselves for the application process during senior year.

 

Dr. P.’s Bio

A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College, former student at France’s prestigious Sciences-Po (Institut d’Études Politiques), and speaker of four languages, Dr. P.’s own international experience is profound.  As a college counselor, she’s helped students from Europe, the U.S., and the Middle East gain admissions to Harvard, Princeton, and other top U.S. colleges.  Learn more about Dr. P. at www.crimsoncoaching.com/about, or contact her directly at info@crimsoncoaching.com with questions about webinar content.

 

Webinar recording can be found here.

 


 

October 8, 2020 - ACA presented at a Webinar with Americans Overseas: US tax filing information, the latest from Washington, the CARES Act  $1,200 check, live Q&A. 

Free webinar with tips on your US tax filing obligation, the $1,200 Cares Act check, and the latest developments in Washington.

Americans Overseas hosted a webinar, with presentation by Americans Citizens Abroad, the premier thought-leader in Washington on issues affecting US Citizens living and working abroad.  

Marylouise Serrato, ACA Executive Director, updated on the latest political developments on the efforts for change to the US taxation rules in Washington. 

Michael Littaur from Americans Overseas shared information and tips on getting your US tax filing obligation done and receiving the $1,200 CARES Act check.

The webinar followed with a live 30 minute Questions and Answers.

*A recording of this webinar is not available.  


 

October 7, 2020 - ACA participated in Dunhill Financial Webinar: Investments and Financial Planning for Americans in the UK

ACA participated in a webinar hosted by Dunhill Financial looking at how to overcome the real and perceived hurdles for US tax payers resident in the UK, to efficiently plan their finances and invest, without tripping up along the way.

Event speakers included Nathan Prior, Partner and Head of International (Partners Wealth Management), Brian Dunhill (Dunhill Financial), American Citizen Abroad and Gillian Everall from (EverFairTax).  ACA discussed the many issues that face American expats living in Italy, how ACA can help and ACA’s current advocacy work in Washington, DC.

Topics included:

  • Financial planning for US Expats in the UK
  • Pitfalls for Americans in the UK to avoid
  • Lobbying efforts in DC & support services offered by American Citizens Abroad
  • Deep dive on US retirement accounts for UK residents.

The session concluded with a Q&A session.

Webinar recording can be found here.


 

September 23, 2020 - ACA participated in Dunhill Financial Webinar: Financial planning for US expats in Italy

ACA participated in a webinar hosted by Dunhill Financial outlining how to overcome the real and perceived hurdles for US tax payer residents in Italy or looking to move to Italy, to efficiently plan their finances and invest without tripping up along the way. 

Event speakers included Dunhill Financial, Valiant Wealth, American Club of Rome and American Citizens Abroad.  ACA discussed the many issues that face American expats living in Italy, how ACA can help and ACA’s current advocacy work in Washington, DC.

Agenda:

  • Introduction to American Club of Rome (ACR)
  • Financial Planning in Italy
  • Issues related to Americans in Italy
  • How American Citizen Abroad (ACA) can assist

The webinar concluded with a short Q&A session with panelists; Tom Goold & Adam Smith (Valiant Wealth), Brian Dunhill (Dunhill Financial), Marylouise Serrato (American Citizens Abroad) and Silvia Anna Zamarripa (American Club of Rome).

Webinar recording can be found here.


 

September 23, 2020 - American Club Brussels, US Expats Financial Forum

ACA participated at the Expat Information Web Fair organized by ING

A panel of experts discussed US Social Security, financial planning, US taxes and Expats banking and insurance.

SPEAKERS INCLUDED:

  • Brian Dunhill - Brian is a Financial Planner with a core emphasis on concentrated positions, and retirement planning for predominantly American Expatriates. Brian is the former President of the American Club of Brussels, sits on the board of the Sharkey Foundation and on the Advisory Committee of the ACA.
  • Carl Mir - Carl is an accountant working within several corporations throughout his career. He has been involved in US income tax preparation and reporting for several years both at H R Block and independently. Carl lives to Belgium and is assisting the American expat communities throughout Europe. 
  • Marylouise Serrato was born and raised in San Francisco, California. In 1994, she moved to Brussels, Belgium and in 2001 to Geneva, Switzerland.  Marylouise joined ACA in 2002 and in 2010 became Executive Director. In 2012, ACA moved its headquarters and the office of the Executive Director to Washington, DC where Marylouise has been directing the management and operations of the organization. 
  • Michael Langton - Michael is a Sales Manager of Praemium International Limited based in Jersey.  Michael will be presenting Praemium's platform and how their US Taxpayer Service enables US Persons to invest via SEC-regulated investment managers, whilst providing comprehensive, transparent tax reporting in accordance with the latest IRS requirements. 
  • Dave Deruytter - Dave is the Head of Expatriates, Non-residents & Privilegio at ING Belgium, the Belgian subsidiary of the ING Group, an international banking company. He joined BBL/ING in 1985 and has held a number of functions in different areas of international banking business. Dave is always up for a discussion on international mobility, creativity and entrepreneurship as well as Asia, where he lived and worked for 8.5 years.
  • Gregory Goossens - Gregory graduated in law in 2004 from the University of Antwerp and graduated in 2005 as a Master in Tax Law. After a short career as a tax consultant, he moved to become an attorney in 2006. Gregory is specialized in tax law, with a focus on negotiating with the tax authorities and defending clients' interests in tax disputes in court proceedings. He advises private individuals and companies on all aspects of taxation. His special attention and interest goes to international taxation and global mobility. 

 *A recording of this webinar is not available.  


 

August 27, 2020 - ACA participated in The American Society of South Africa (ASSA) Webinar: 

Citizens Getting Active: Voter Registration and Community Involvement

ACA participated in a webinar hosted by ASSA, a dynamic organization dedicated to enhancing the experience of expatriates living in South Africa through resources, events, and networking.

Guest Speakers:

  • Allana Finley, President ASSA (Moderator) 
  • Jennifer Johnson-Granados, Acting American Citizen Services (ACS) Chief, (Voting Assistance Officer) 
  • Marylouise Serrato, American Citizens Abroad (ACA) Executive Director
  • Monique D. Griffith, Chair, Community Services, ASSA (Giving Partnerships)
  • Representative, Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)

Agenda

  • Welcome 
  • Purpose/Focus of Webinar 
  • Intro of Panelists 
  • Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP)Registration and Voting 2020
  • Jennifer Johnson-Grandos, Local Assistance-Elections 2020
  • American Services Overview (STEP, etc)
  • Marylouise Serrato, American Citizens Abroad (ACS) 
  • Monique D. Griffith Helping Communities while abroad 
  • “Giving” Partnerships 
  • Q&A
  • Wrap up & Close

 

Webinar recording can be found here.


 

July 22, 2020 - ACA participated in Dunhill Financial Webinar: Investments and Financial Planning for Americans in the UK

ACA participated in a webinar hosted by Dunhill Financial looking at how to overcome the real and perceived hurdles for US tax payers resident in the UK, to efficiently plan their finances and invest, without tripping up along the way.

Topics included:

  • Financial planning for US Expats in the UK
  • Pitfalls for Americans in the UK to avoid
  • Advocacy efforts in DC & support services offered by American Citizens Abroad

Featuring guest speakers from Dunhill Financial and American Citizens Abroad.

The session concluded with a short Q&A session with Nathan Prior (Partners Wealth Management) and Brian Dunhill (Dunhill Financial).

Webinar recording can be found here.


 

June 24, 2020 - ACA participated in Dunhill Financial Webinar: Financial planning for US expats in Italy

ACA participated in a webinar hosted by Dunhill Financial outlining how to overcome the real and perceived hurdles for US tax payer residents in Italy or those looking to move to Italy, to efficiently plan their finances and invest without tripping up along the way. 

Event speakers included Dunhill Financial, Valiant Wealth, American Club of Rome and American Citizens Abroad.  ACA discussed the issues that face American expats living in Italy, how ACA can help and ACA’s current advocacy work in Washington, DC.

Agenda:

  • Introduction to American Club of Rome (ACR)
  • Financial Planning in Italy
  • Issues related to Americans in Italy
  • How American Citizens Abroad (ACA) can assist

Webinar recording can be found here.


 

May 20, 2020, American Club of Brussels Webcast: Tax Stimulus Changes Under COVID-19

ACA participated in the webcast with information regarding the CARES Act Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act for Americans living in Belgium.

Speakers included:

Brian Dunhill, Founder of Dunhill Financial 
Carl Mir, Founder of Mir Taxes
Gregory Goosens, Partner at TaxPatria
Marylouise Serrato, ACA Executive Director


Presentations can be found here.

 

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