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Crimson Coaching Webinar: What Every American Expat Family Needs to Know About Applying to US Colleges

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 01:00 PM

At 1:00pm Eastern on May 16, 2024, ACA will host a webinar with Dr. P. (Dominique Padurano, Ph.D.) founder Crimson Coaching™.

February 6, 2024 Webinar: Possible Legislative Remedies for US Taxation of Expats

Tuesday, February 06, 2024 at 09:00 AM

Marylouise Serrato, Executive Director of American Citizens Abroad, provided an overview of the different possible legislative remedies being explored to alleviate the burden of US tax filing and asset and account reporting for US expat, including their various pros and cons and ACA’s work to achieve the best result. 

January 25, 2024 Webinar: ACA and ACAGF Advocacy and Education Efforts

Thursday, January 25, 2024 at 10:00 AM

The American International Club of Geneva (AIC) and American Citizens Abroad (ACA) co-sponsored a free webinar for our members. 

The presentation covered:

  • ACA and ACAGF Advocacy Efforts
  • Residence-based taxation (RBT) Advocacy
  • Importance of ACAGF Recent Research
  • Strategy for Tax Advocacy in 2025
  • Important Legislative Efforts
  • Tax Legislation in 2024 and 2025

September 27, 2023 ACA Town Hall Evening Lausanne

Wednesday, September 27, 2023 at 12:30 PM

ACA’s efforts in Washington, DC / Tax, Estate & Financial Planning for US Taxpayers living in Switzerland

On Wednesday evening, September 27, 2023, over 50 attendees along with five presenters gathered at Gotham (Lausanne Gare) for an American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation (ACAGF) Town Hall. Topics coved included ACA’s efforts in Washington, DC and Tax, Estate & Financial Planning for US Taxpayers living in Switzerland.

Speakers included:

Marylouise Serrato, American Citizens Abroad (ACA) Executive Director - Marylouise joined ACA in 2002 working as Managing Director and in 2010 became Executive Director. ACA's Executive Director updated on ACA's advocacy efforts up on Capitol Hill, explained ACA-PAC and how this will help with advocacy efforts and gave general updates on the organization. Click for presentation.

Michael Mettler - Michael is a Senior International Tax Manager at Kahn, Litwin, Renza https://kahnlitwin.com/people/michael-mettler.  Michael presented on US taxes for Americans in Switzerland. Click for presentation.

Matthew Berlin - Matthew is a Trust and Estates attorney specialized in working with Overseas Americans. Mathew is a partner at Rubin and Rudman LLP https://www.rubinrudman.com/ and he regularly visits Switzerland for work. Click for presentation.

Anna Vladau - Anna is a Swiss tax and estate planning attorney.  In 2022, Anna joined Bonnard Lawson as a partner in charge of strengthening Bonnard Lawson Swiss and international tax practice https://www.bonnard-lawson.com/team/anna-vladau/Click for presentation.

Jonathan Lachowitz – CFP® - Jonathan is Chairman of ACA; Certified Financial Planner in the US and Switzerland and owner of White Lighthouse Investment Management in Lausanne and Lexington, MA http://www.white-lighthouse.com/. Jonathan has written extensively on personal finance for the Wall Street Journal. Click for presentation.

 

We would like to thank everyone who made a donation to ACA, including all of the speakers and sponsors:

Rubin and Rudman LLP https://www.rubinrudman.com/

KLR Global Tax Services https://www.kahnlitwin.com/

Bonnard Lawson https://www.bonnard-lawson.com/ 

White Lighthouse Investment Management in Lausanne and Lexington http://www.white-lighthouse.com/

September 26, 2023 ACA Town Hall Evening Zürich

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 at 12:30 PM

ACA’s efforts in Washington, DC / Tax, Estate & Financial Planning for US Taxpayers living in Switzerland

On Tuesday, September 26, 2023, over 30 attendees along with five presenters gathered at the Eglise Francais in downtown Zurich for an American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation (ACAGF) Town Hall. Topics coved included ACA’s efforts in Washington, DC and Tax, Estate & Financial Planning for US Taxpayers living in Switzerland.

Speakers included:

Marylouise Serrato, American Citizens Abroad (ACA) Executive Director - Marylouise joined ACA in 2002 working as Managing Director and in 2010 became Executive Director. ACA's Executive Director updated on ACA's advocacy efforts up on Capitol Hill, explained ACA-PAC and how this will help with advocacy efforts and gave general updates on the organization. Click for presentation.

Michael Mettler - Michael is a Senior International Tax Manager at Kahn, Litwin, Renza https://kahnlitwin.com/people/michael-mettler.  Michael presented on US taxes for Americans in Switzerland. Click for presentation.

Matthew Berlin - Matthew is a Trust and Estates attorney specialized in working with Overseas Americans. Mathew is a partner at Rubin and Rudman LLP https://www.rubinrudman.com/ and he regularly visits Switzerland for work. Click for presentation.

Dr. Natalie Peter - LLM, TEP - Natalie is a Swiss attorney heading the Private Client Team at Blum & Grob attorneys at law AG in Zurich https://blumgrob.ch/.  She specializes in Tax Law, Inheritance and Estate Planning & Trusts. Natalie has her law degree from the University of Zurich and an LLM from Boston University. Click for presentation.

Jonathan Lachowitz – CFP® - Jonathan is Chairman of ACA; Certified Financial Planner in the US and Switzerland and owner of White Lighthouse Investment Management in Lausanne and Lexington, MA http://www.white-lighthouse.com/. Jonathan has written extensively on personal finance for the Wall Street Journal. Click for presentation.

 

We would like to thank everyone who made a donation to ACA, including all of the speakers and sponsors:

Rubin and Rudman LLP https://www.rubinrudman.com/

KLR Global Tax Services https://www.kahnlitwin.com/

Blum & Grob attorneys at law AG in Zurich https://blumgrob.ch/

White Lighthouse Investment Management in Lausanne and Lexington http://www.white-lighthouse.com/

March 8, 2023 Free Workshop with Crimson Coaching: The Digital SAT What’s New and How To Prepare For It

Thursday, April 06, 2023 at 01:00 PM

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

The Digital SAT What’s New and How to Prepare for It

A Webinar for 9th -11th Graders and Their Parents

In January 2022, the College Board announced that the SAT would “go digital” for American students starting in March 2024. (The SAT debuts internationally in March 2023.) In addition to the change in format, students will encounter different types of Reading and Writing questions and two Math modules that require use of an online calculator and new placement of various question types. In short, big changes are happening to this perennial rite of passage for adolescents not just in the United States, but globally, as well. In this webinar, test prep tutor and President of Crimson Coaching Dr. P. (Dominique Padurano, Ph.D.) explains how the new SAT differs from the version offered since 2016 and suggests several ways that students should – and should NOT – prepare for it.

 

DR. P.'S BIO

Dr. P. (Dominique Padurano, Ph.D.) founded Crimson Coaching™, a boutique tutoring, test prep, and college counseling consultancy in 2014. Dr. P. has taught hundreds of students subjects from Algebra to French to Spanish to World History; prepared them to take standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, GRE, ISEE, SHSAT, and Regents and APs; and coached them to write applications that won them admissions to Harvard, Princeton, and other elite colleges. After earning her own Bachelor degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard College, Dr. P. taught SAT prep for the Princeton Review before going on to earn a Master’s in Education and a Ph.D. in History and to teach for more than a decade at some of the nation’s top high schools. Dr. P. works with clients worldwide and may be contacted directly at [email protected].

February 8, 2023 US Expat Conference

Wednesday, February 08, 2023 at 10:00 AM

ACA's Executive Director Presented at the 2023 US Expat Conference

Marylouise Serrato, ACA's Executive Director, talked on “The Value of US Citizenship in 2023 for Expats” and provided a summary of ACA's work helping address some of the challenges that expats face.