Download a template you can use here.
Do you think that the U.S. system of extraterritorial taxation “works quite well?” That’s what one of the witnesses at a recent hearing of the Senate Fiance Committee claimed. (Testimony of David Gamage, video here at 1:16:50).
On 27 April 2021 the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on “”Creating Opportunity Through a Fairer Tax System.” You can read more about the hearing and the experts providing testimony in our previous post. As mentioned in that post, there is an opportunity to give the Committee your feedback on the impact of U.S. international tax policy on the lives of Americans who live outside of the U.S.
More specifically, this is an opportunity for you to refute Gamage’s claim and explain why the current system not only does not “work quite well,” but is profoundly dysfunctional.
SEAT has submitted a statement to the Committee. You can read it here. We encourage you to provide your own personal statement. Unless Congress hears from actual Americans living overseas, they will certainly continue to ignore the effects of U.S. international tax policy on the lives of US citizens around the globe. If you don’t know how to get started, you can download one of our templates and edit it to fit your personal situation. Your submission must be received no later than 10 May 2021 – so don’t delay!
How You Can Submit A Statement
SEAT has prepared a template to assist you in drafting your submission to the Committee. Download and edit it to add your name and address as well as any further detail you’d like to provide the Committee on how U.S. extraterritorial taxation is affecting you personally. Personal stories have much more impact than form letters, so we encourage you to edit the template. It is very important that the Committee receive a large number of submissions, so even if you don’t want to add your own story, please make a submission.
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/creating-opportunity-through-a-fairer-tax-system 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 10 May 2021.