Keep those emails coming! (and a new template)

Martin Falbisoner, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Thank you to everyone who has already emailed the Senate Finance Committee as requested in our last post. After hearing from you, we have realised that we left out an important class of US emigrants who should also be making submissions – those former US citizens who felt forced to give up their citizenship due to the unfair US extraterritorial tax system. These former citizens did not renounce to avoid tax – but so that they could bank, plan for their retirement, or organise their business just like everyone else in the country where they live. Here is a template that these former citizens can use to help the Senate Finance Committee understand the human costs of US international taxation.

Here’s the new template: Template for Renunciants.

To recap, all affected individuals (Americans Abroad, Accidental Americans, and former citizens) should let the Senate Finance Committee know how the US International Taxation System has affected their life outside the US. Download one of these templates, edit it, and email it to the address below.

  1. General Template
  2. Template for those running small business outside of the U.S.
  3. Template for Accidental Americans
  4. Template for long term emigrants from the U.S.
  5. Template for temporary or recent U.S. expats
  6. Template for Renunciants
  7. Template for those born outside the U.S.

Once you’ve downloaded and edited one of the templates listed above, send it via email to Statementsfortherecord@finance.senate.gov. Be sure you have followed the submission guidelines at https://www.finance.senate.gov/hearings/how-us-international-tax-policy-impacts-american-workers-jobs-and-investment and in our previous post. Specifically, your submission must be a single spaced Word document not to exceed 10 pages with your full name and address on the front page. It must be received by the Committee no later than 7 April 2021.

[Edited to add a seventh template for US citizens born outside of the US.]

2 thoughts on “Keep those emails coming! (and a new template)

  1. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. Will be sending a submission in shortly.

    Just thought I’d point out: in your template there’s a line that reads, “… carry on my small business and/or life my life without interference”. While it’s a bit late to raise, I believe that should read “live my life”.

  2. Thanks again for raising awareness about the hearing. I have just submitted my contribution to the hearing.

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