American Citizens Abroad has launched an online campaign designed to press lawmakers to hold hearings this fall on the “wide range of tax compliance issues” for Americans overseas, namely the Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act, or HR 7358.
The online write-in campaign, Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad: An Idea Worth Fighting For! , guarantees users that their messages will be delivered to congressional offices, including those of the powerful tax-writing House Ways & Means Committee, ACA said.
HR 7358 would, among other things, exclude a qualified nonresident citizen’s foreign income from gross income. In announcing the online campaign, ACA said that it has “long advocated for the adoption of residency-based taxation,” or RBT, and in 2016 developed a basic approach for RBT.
In 2017, ACA’s sister organization, ACA Global Foundation (ACAGF) funded revenue estimates for ACA’s approach to RBT.