“Republican hopes for revamping the tax code rest, for now, in the hands of six men.” So says author Richard Rubin in a recent Wall Street Journal article (“GOP Tax Overhaul’s Fate Rests on ‘Big Six’ Talks“, July 7, 2017). These six men, all prominent, influential players in the upper echelons of the US government, have shouldered the task of producing a tax reform plan capable of passage through both houses and subsequently becoming law. The group meets regularly and plans to complete its work in September.
As members of this influential group, these men need to hear from us. What?! “Again”, you ask? Yes, again. We have never been so close to achieving the goal of ending FATCA and/or CBT as we are right now. Recycle an old letter, write a new one, email, Tweet, whatever, but … please … contact these people! (See link to addresses below.)
On Monday afternoon, July 17, 2017 Donald Trump provided some relevant fodder for our communications. In his remarks at the opening of “Made in America” week he said 1) he wants to create a “level playing field” for all Americans and their businesses; and 2) “reciprocity is my favourite word”!
We can inform the “Big Six” that the playing field with the steepest slope of all is the one created by the US tax system (now enforced by FATCA) as applied to Americans who live and work abroad. The alternative, and our request, is the abandonment of CBT in favour of the RBT/TBT of the rest of the civilized world.
And we can inform them also that if Donald Trump loves “reciprocity” it can’t just be the “tit-for-tat” border tax against nations who impose tariffs on US imports (to which he was referring in his speech). He must also be prepared to order US banks to turn over the banking data that foreign nations are demanding as reciprocity under the terms of the FATCA IGAs. His alternative, and our request, is the repeal of FATCA altogether.
For contact addresses please see this link. My thanks to Pacifica!
Chug Chug building up steam
If all the expats got on board with the ”Taxation for Revenue” instead of Socialist Engineering, we could get a National Sales Tax passed, and the benefit would be that only people present within our borders would pay as they spend and expats could go back to being Proud Americans, living abroad.
Here is the great USA SUCKER job to Canada in today’s article…. One country refusing to participate, however, is the United States, which already receives information about bank accounts held by American citizens through its Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) and other intergovernmental agreements, including one with Canada from the article here…..http://www.msn.com/en-ca/money/topstories/come-to-cra-before-we-go-to-you-international-deal-designed-to-expose-offshore-tax-cheats/ar-BBEFmtp So, the news is out. We KNEW WE WERE SCREWED BY THE US GOVERNMENT ALL ALONG !!!!!
Twittered and Facebooked them
Ask Paul Ryan to level the playing field for expats (see his crazy tax system video) https://www.facebook.com/speakerryan/?hc_ref=ARR1-1-tlMMyLfI4j69m1HjreAlK_FehtbckLoK-r01GCa8h8T_VxEJpjG61I3mGM98&fref=nf
If you don’t do the instagram or twitter thing how do you find email addresses for the “Big Six”
Repeal FACTA and do not replace. It is unfair, dictatorial, reprehensible, greedy, and unjust. Reporting to a foreign country is dictatorial; paying taxes only to the country where you live and work is fair; paying tax to a country that competes with another country is unjust and unfair. When will Canada stick up and support Canadian citizens who do not have incomes from foreign countries? When will the Canadian government stop patronizing the U.S.? I for one, when it’s time and if I have to, promise to stand at the border with my middle finger giving the US government my anti-American government it’s due salute. In the meantime, what can I do to help our cause?
Would my response to the Senate I posted in the other thread suffice?
I too wonder where to begine looking for the email addresses of the big 6.
Latest list of addresses, with a new contact and a few tweaked zip codes.
Paul Ryan, Speaker
H-232 The Capitol
Washington, D.C. 20515
Ph (202) 225-0600; FAX (202) 225-2012
Congressman Kevin Brady, Chairman, Ways and Means Committee,
1011 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515
Ph (202) 225-4901; FAX (202) 225-5524
Senator Mitch McConnell, Senate Majority Leader
317 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Ph (202) 224-2541
Senator Orrin Hatch, Chairman, Senate Finance Committee
104 Hart Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Ph (202) 224-5251; FAX (202) 224-6331
Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury
Department of the Treasury
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20220-0002
National Economic Council
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Ave., SE
Washington, D.C. 20003-3228
Gary Cohn, Chief Economic Advisor to the President
(no contact info found so far – except Twitter)
@WhiteHouse (Gary Cohn)
Tweeted again does not take long constant reminders
Relayed from a MASTER tweeter
Hope that you get more involved with the twitter rally.
It would be helpful if you retweet/ like any tweets that you like with #FATCA or #taxreform. I kind of starts around 10 p.m. Tuesday and morning of Wednesday.
Congress is on break now so I hope to get more activity going by early September when they come back
A must read regarding US Expat taxing issue
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Even Expat voting is an Issue
Born overseas to American parents, but unable to vote