Who We Are

Educate, Advocate and Inform

ACA, Inc. is a non-profit, non-partisan, advocacy organization that represents the legislative and regulatory concerns of US citizens living overseas to the US Government. ACA’s mission is to Educate, Advocate and Inform.

ACA addresses some of the most complex legislative and regulatory issues that affect US citizens when living overseas.  ACA favors a balanced approach and supports tangible results and practical solutions. ACA does this through advocacy, education, and research on behalf of the ACA estimated 5.2 million US citizens living and working abroad. With a 45-year track record, ACA is uniquely positioned to advocate given our longstanding reputation in Washington, DC, our professionalism and our proximity to Capitol Hill and stakeholders.

Educate: ACA draws attention to issues caused by and the consequences of US government policy and regulations, educating both the US Government and US citizens living and working overseas.

Advocate: ACA advocates for a balanced approach to problem-solving and supports efforts that provide tangible results. ACA provides pragmatic solutions to US government policy and regulatory issues.

Inform: ACA informs US citizens overseas by monitoring legislation, engaging in dialogue with the Legislative, Administrative and Judicial branches of the US government.

  • ACA is non-partisan and does not support any political group.
  • ACA is headquartered in Washington, DC giving us direct access to legislators and administrative offices on Capitol Hill as well as stakeholders.
  • ACA does not provide tax, legal or investment advice. It does not market the services of any person or group however, we do provide a tax preparer directory with resources for tax specialists: http://www.acareturnpreparerdirectory.com
  • ACA does not advocate on behalf of, or represent, individuals on personal issues between the US Administration, US Congress, IRS, Treasury, Social Security or any agency of the US government. 

ACA, Inc. is a membership organization incorporated as a nonprofit organization under the laws of the State of Delaware. Its structure and operations fall within the rules applicable to an exempt social welfare organization (section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code). Alongside it is American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation, organized as a publicly-supported charity under section 501(c)(3). There are no other organizations related to either ACA or ACAGF. Neither of these organizations has authorized any individual, entity or other person to represent it or operate in its name in any jurisdiction. Nor has either authorized any person to open on its behalf a representative office in any jurisdiction. Nor has either licensed any person to utilize the name American Citizens Abroad, Inc. or American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation. ACA and ACAGF claim all protections by US and international copyright laws and other applicable laws. Check out our FAQ for more information on ACA.

ACA Executive Committee

ACA’s Executive Committee is comprised of US citizens who live and work abroad or have lived and worked abroad, and have professional and international experience and expertise coming from a variety of fields. The Executive Committee handles the day-to-day affairs of the organization. The ACA Board of Directors meets annually to review the management of the organization. The ACA Executive Committee reports directly to the Board of Directors.

Country Chapters

ACA has members living in nearly 110 countries and has several Country Chapters that serve to informally bring together Americans living overseas who want to share their experiences, issues and concerns and to make these issues known to ACA for policy formulation purposes.  Chapters hold informal “get-together” meetings and networking events. Current Chapters include: United Kingdom, Switzerland, Western Canada and Australia. For more information on ACA Country Chapters please contact: [email protected]

ACA Advisory Committee

The ACA Advisory Committee serves to review and evaluate the organization’s progress, its work and initiatives, and advise on policies that will grow the organization. ACA Advisory Committee members are individuals that have established themselves as thought leaders and professionals in areas related to issues concerning US citizens overseas.

Press & Events

ACA's Press and Media Team work to ensure that the issues facing Americans overseas are being addressed by journalists and discussed in public. We share our articles and press releases in our Press & Events section.

ACA Global Foundation

The ACA Global Foundation (ACAGF) is ACA's sister organization. Whilst ACA focuses on information and advocacy, the ACAGF is a nonprofit aimed at raising funds for conducting research, with the aim of promoting the interests of Americans abroad. ACAGF hosts webinars and events to educate the community and the Congress and Administration on the community of Americans overseas.  ACAGF has also fielded research in support of tax reform for Americans overseas.  Find out more on the ACAGF Web site.

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