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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 hiatus, but be sure to check back with us! 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

 

June 8, 2021

Our Chat with Sutanya Dacres, host of the Dinner for One Podcast, and an update on RBT Fundraising

We chat with Sutanya Dacres, an American living in Paris and the host of the Dinner for One podcast, about her delightful podcast, and how it came about, and life in Paris (and abroad) as an American. Later, we speak with Marylouise Serrato, Executive Director of ACA, about ACAGF's RBT Fundraising campaign and an update on how well it's doing. 

Show Notes:

Dinner for One Podcast
American Citizens Abroad
American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation's Fundraising Campaign
Donate to ACAGF by GoFundMe
Donate to ACAGF by Fundly

 


May 11, 2021

Our Chat with David McNeill

We chat David McNeill with Expat Empire about his life abroad, creating Expat Empire, the latest trends in relocation, and more!

 


April 13, 2021

Our Chat with Anne Hornung-Soukup

We chat with Anne Hornung-Soukup, member of the Board of Directors of ACA Global Foundation, about her life as an expat, how she became involved with ACA, what the first years of ACA were like, her work in womens' organizations and women breaking the glass ceiling, and the transportation system in Geneva.

 


March 9, 2021

Our Chat with Dr. Anisha Abraham

We speak with Dr. Anisha Abraham, MD, MPH, a board certified pediatrician and adolescent health specialist about cross-cultural children, expat teens, the experience of cross-cultural adolescence vs younger cross-cultural children, the pluses and minuses of bringing up children abroad, international moves during the teen years, her research project from 2019, and much more.

Show Notes:

Dr. Anisha Abraham's website
Raising Global Teens
Dr. Anisha Abraham's blog
Helping Our Teens Handle COVID-19: It's All About R-E-S-P-E-C-T
The Pandemic As An Opportunity To Reshape The Future For Global Families
Families In Global Transition

 


February 9, 2021

Our Chat with Laura, Laura, and Marylouise

This episode consists of 3 interviews. Our first is with Laura Ricci, a global nomad, about what exactly a global nomad is, the lifestyle, tips for those who are interested in traveling the world for an undetermined amount of time, and much more. Secondly, we chat with Laura Snyder, to get an update on TAP, how TAP is recruiting her replacement, and what her replacement can expect. Lastly, we speak with Marylouise Serrato, Executive Director with ACA, to get an update from Washington DC, how ACA is working with the new Congress and Administration, and about the new RBT Coalition.

 


January 12, 2021

Our chat with Dr. Christina Limbird, Director of Linden Global Learning Support Services

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

Our Chat with Amanda Klekowski von Koppenfels

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

Our Chat with Nina Olson, Executive Director of the Center for Taxpayer Rights

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

Our Chat with Lindley Bach & An Update from ACA"s Marylouise Serrato

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

Our Chat with Tim Robinson and Lisa Tilstra of The REI Concierge

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 

Our Chat with Crimson Coaching's Dominique Padurano, aka Dr. P

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

Our chat with ACA’s Marylouise Serrato, about ACA’s Washington DC advocacy, COVID, Voting and more!

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

Our Interview with LaShell Tinder, Families In Global Transition’s Treasurer and a Professional in Global Mobility

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

Our Interview with Dawn Bryan with Families In Global Transition

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 

Our Interview with State Department Federal Credit Union’s Michael Morris

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

Our Interview with Overseas Vote’s Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat

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 

Our Interview with Laura Snyder, the international representative on TAP

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

ACA’s New Tax Services Directory with Charles Bruce + An Update on ACA’s Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fight For campaign

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 

The Government Accountability Office Report on FATCA with Bruce Zagaris

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 

Tax Fairness For Americans Abroad

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

  • 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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