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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.

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.  Click here to listen and subscribe to the new ACA TaxCast.

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


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

  • ACA talks with professionals about GILTI provisions and how they are affecting small international US businesses.
  • ACA discussion with Glen Frost, ACA Director and tax lawyer about voluntary compliance: the good, the bad and the ugly.

Check back for our list of additional 2020 podcasts!

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