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The American Expat Financial News Journal (December 18, 2019)

ACA reiterates call for expats to lobby Congress for hearings on 'tax fairness', RBT

"The American Citizens Abroad used a recent meeting of its UK chapter to reiterate its call for American expats around the world to join its campaign to convince Congress to hold hearings into the need for changes in the way the U.S. taxes its overseas citizens.

ACA executive director Marylouise Serrato told the meeting, via an audio link, that hearings would create the 'broad-based support' for change that is needed, if the legislation is to change. 

Once Congressional representatives 'understand the problems, it's that much easier for them to support and work on solutions,' she told the audience, gathered in a Belgravia church hall around the corner from Hyde Park Corner the other evening.

'[Hearings would] also allows people and organizations like ACA that have worked on these issues to present all their work.

'And it would bring in real people who are really dealing with the problems on a day to-day basis, who can show exactly how [the current tax regime] is impacting them, whether it's their small business or on an individual basis.

'This is why we really think that the absolute next step is holding hearings.'"