Robert Goulder

American Citizens Abroad, Inc. (ACA), the largest non-profit, non-partisan, Washington DC headquartered organization representing the legislative and regulatory concerns of US citizens living and working overseas to the U.S. Government is pleased to announce its awarding of the ACA 2023 Thomas Paine Award to journalist Robert Goulder.

Created in 1995, the Thomas Paine Award acknowledges common sense, creativity and boldness in the journalistic coverage of overseas Americans. ACA is pleased to confer this excellence in journalism award to Robert Goulder in recognition of his balanced and straight-forward coverage of the tax and compliance issues of U.S. citizens living and working overseas.

Robert Goulder is a contributing editor with Tax Analysts and Tax Notes International. He previously served as editor in chief of Tax Analysts’ international publications. Goulder practiced law in Virginia and the District of Columbia before joining Tax Analysts in 1999. During that time, he worked at the law firms Jones Day, Campbell & Associates, and Bayh Connaughton & Malone. He holds a BBA from the University of Michigan and a JD from George Washington University. He also worked at the U.S. Tax Court and did postgraduate course work at Georgetown University Law Center and Columbia University Business School. 

Thomas Paine’s Common Sense, written in January 1776, made the argument for the U.S. Colonies to separate from England and described a revolution for independence as not only achievable but inevitable. Paine’s ability to present plain and forthright arguments helped garner the Colonists’ support for independence. Paine lived in the nascent United States and abroad as an expatriate or American overseas, and in both places, he demonstrated the extraordinary power of the pen to promote greater freedom and equality. 

“Robert Goulder’s articles highlighting the many difficulties in taxation of U.S. citizens living and working overseas have been invaluable to ACA’s advocacy work on Capitol Hill. His interest in bringing these issues to the forefront of tax debate clearly demonstrate that the tax and compliance problems for U.S. citizens overseas must be seriously taken up by Representatives in Congress,” said Marylouise Serrato, ACA Executive Director. 

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