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The ACA Podcast: Living abroad can be an adventure...and as a US Citizen it can be challenging! On the second Tuesday of each month, the American Citizens Abroad (ACA) team dives into an array of issues concerning Americans residing abroad, from managing expat life to culture shock to trailing spouses and everything in-between! Join us as we explore the reality of life as an American living abroad.  Listen to our latest episodes or check out our upcoming episodes.


The ACA TaxCast: Being tax compliant while living abroad can be tricky. From FBARs to FATCA to GILTI, it's not easy to keep track of it all. Americans Citizens Abroad's TaxCast speaks with professionals about all of these issues and more to try to get a better grasp of it all.  ACA's TaxCast is on summer hiatus, but be sure to check back with us in September!  In the meantime, you can catch up with our past TaxCasts here.


The content of ACA podcasts, including documents and presentations, is made available solely for general informational purposes. It is not intended and should not be treated as legal, financial or tax advice.  The views and opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of American Citizens Abroad, Inc. or any affiliated organization. ACA does not warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any content or other information. ACA disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on any content or information by you or any other person.  ACA is non-partisan and does not support any political party or candidate. 

Latest Episodes


January 12, 2021 - We speak with educational psychologist Dr. Christina Limbird, Director of Linden Global Learning Support Services, about the many ways her agency is able to support children and families in schools abroad. From preparing for the SATs, to raising third culture kids, we also discuss how to help families in the time of COVID, counselling during the pandemic, how telehealth works, and other issues particular to raising expatriate children.


December 8, 2020 - We chat with Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels, PhD, Reader in Migration and Politics, Director, MA in International Migration at the Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent, and author of the book, Migrants or Expatriates?: Americans in Europe, about the relevance of her work for the American overseas community, just who the American living abroad is, the difference between migration and immigration, how well Congress knows the American overseas community, the hidden American abroad, and much more!


November 10, 2020 - We chat with Nina Olson, the Executive Director, Founder, Treasurer, Member, and on the Board of Directors of the Center for Taxpayer Rights. Nina founded and directed The Community Tax Law Project, the first independent low income taxpayer clinic in the US. Afterwards, Nina served as the National Taxpayer Advocate of the US from March 2001 to July 2019. An advocate dedicated to helping taxpayers resolve their problems, she has submitted 39 annual reports to Congress and testified before Congress over 60 times. In 2019 she founded the Center for Taxpayer Rights, a nonprofit organization dedicated to furthering taxpayer rights in the US and overseas.


October 13, 2020 - In part one of our 2-part episode, we chat with Lindley Bach, an American expat, content creator, travel blogger, and digital nomad. We chat about living abroad, culture shock, blogging, working remotely as a digital nomad, and how living overseas has changed her.

Later in the episode, we speak with ACA's Executive Director, Marylouise Serrato to get the latest from Washington DC. We chat about holding meetings with representatives in the time of COVID, the CARES Act, getting out the vote from those living overseas, and more.


September 8, 2020 - ACA chats with Tim & Lisa of The REI Concierge about the main reasons why Americans living overseas purchase property back in the US; the Why, the How and the Risk when it comes to investing in property; how passive or involved one can be in investing in real estate; the general process of buying US property from abroad, and more.


August 11, 2020 - Listen to Dr. P (Dominique Padurano, Ph.D.) of Crimson Coaching talk about coaching service and the issues facing adolescents working through the US university application process, with specific advice for those applying from overseas.


July 14 - 2020 - We chat with American Citizens Abroad’s Executive Director, Marylouise Serrato, about ACA’s latest updates on their advocacy work in Washington DC; COVID-19, the CARES ACT and EIP/recovery rebates; voting in the upcoming election; and more!


June 9, 2020 - ACA chats with LaShell Tinder, Families in Global Transition’s Treasurer and a professional in global mobility about the issues that US citizens face when they move overseas, “duty of care”, issues facing dual national couples, how COVID-19 is impacting American expats, digital nomads, geographic trends, repatriation, and much more.


May 12, 2020 - ACA chats with Dawn Bryan, President of Families in Global Transition (FIGT), about what FIGT does, key issues impacting expats, Third Culture Kids, the difference between expat communities, issues impacting dual national couples, and more.


April 14, 2020 - ACA speaks with Mike Morris of the State Department Federal Credit Union and ACA's Marylouise Serrato about the development, details and perks of the ACA/SDFCU account.


March 10, 2020 - ACA chats with Overseas Vote's Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat about her organizations and passionate staff; the number of overseas Americans who take part in US elections and the importance of their vote; and the future of online voting.


Feb 11, 2020 - Interview with Laura Snyder, the sole international member of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (TAP), a federal advisory committee to the IRS. Ms. Snyder discusses the work of TAP and why it matters for overseas taxpayers.


Jan 14, 2020 – Relaunch of ACA’s new and improved Tax Services Directory with ACA Director and ACAGF Chairman Charles Bruce.  Mr. Bruce talks about the updated ACA Tax Professionals Directory -- a valuable resource for Americans overseas who are looking for a wide range of services providers; tax preparers, investment managers, foreign financial institutions and lawyers.  Learn about the directory and the wide range of service providers.


December 10, 2019 - Bruce Zagaris (Author and International Lawyer) talks about the recent Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on FATCA on tax compliance. Mr. Zagaris reports and writes for the International Enforcement Law Reporter (IELR).


Nov 12, 2019 – Discussion with ACA Executive Director, Marylouise Serrato about the Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad:  An Idea Worth Fighting For!” campaign/push for hearings.


Upcoming Episodes

  • January 12, 2021: Our Chat with Christina Limbird, Director of Linden Global Learning Support Services

    We speak with Dr. Christine Limbird, Director of Linden Global Learning Support Services, about the various services that Linden offers, SAT tests, third culture kids, providing services in the time of COVID, counselling during the pandemic, telehealth, issues particular to expatriates and more.

  • February 9, 2021: Our Chat with Laura Ricci, Global Nomad, and ACA Executive Director, Marylouise Serrato

    In this 2-part podcast, we speak with Laura Ricci about what life is like as a global nomad, about the global nomad community, and how one becomes a global nomad. Also an update from ACA on the new administration, committee assignments and ACA's strategy for advocating in Washington, DC in 2021.

  • March 9, 2021: Our Chat with Anne Hornung-Soukup, Member of the Board of Directors for ACA Global Foundation

    We chat with Anne Hornung-Soukup, member of the Board of Directors for ACA Global Foundation, about her life as an American living abroad, the early days of ACA, FATCA, woman breaking the glass ceiling in Europe and globally, and much more.

Check back for our list of additional 2021 podcasts!

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