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Law360 Tax Authority (April 27, 2020)

Americans Abroad Awaiting Pandemic Relief, Treasury Told

By: Alex M. Parker

"In a letter sent Friday, American Citizens Abroad urged the department and the Internal Revenue Service to streamline the application process and to mount a public awareness campaign to notify taxpayers of potential workarounds. The organization also said it could help those citizens directly by helping them set up U.S. bank accounts, one of the requirements for receiving the payment through direct deposit."

"'Everyone recognizes that relying upon paper checks that are mailed to locations outside the United States must be avoided if humanly possible,' the letter stated."