#FATCA Repeal Update: The action to take right now!https://t.co/5xuVgYEvZY
— U.S. Expat Canada (@USExpatCanada) July 27, 2018
From Global Advocate for the American Overseas, Keith Redmond is this important message:
ATTENTION AMERICANS OVERSEAS!
There is a SERIOUS bi-partisan push for an updated FATCA hearing to address the sharing of personal financial data and the lock-out of Americans overseas from foreign financial institutions (i.e. their local banks).
As a result of Suzanne Iclef Herman’s hard work and tenacity in establishing and cultivating a relationship with her Congressman and his staff, we have succeeded in building bi-partisan momentum in an updated FATCA hearing. Suzanne requested to Congressman Posey’s office that I get involved in order to have as many Americans overseas as possible contact their respective Congressmen/Congresswomen.
The attached letter has been sent to Members of Congress (MOC) in a bi-partisan effort to have the House Ways & Means Committee hold another FATCA hearing. In conjunction with the request, MOCs have been sent a letter (in the same aforementioned attachment) which each MOC can send to House Ways & Means Committee showing their support for another hearing. Americans overseas are asked to write their Congressmen/Congresswomen to sign the letter.
Therefore, I am requesting that you contact your Congressman/Congresswoman via e-mail and/or fax AND FOLLOW-UP WITH A TELEPHONE CALL.
I have attached the THREE STEPS to be taken in order to contact your representative via e-mail as well as the link to find your representative’s fax number. Please follow the instructions.
As the deadline for MOCs to sign the letter is 3 August 2018, you can support the hearing by contacting your representative and requesting that he/she sign the letter.
THIS MUST BE DONE NOW!!!!!
Thank you, in advance for taking action.
I don’t find any attached “three steps” either here or below the YouTube video. So please correct me if I’m wrong. The three steps are:
1) Find out who my alleged Congress-minion and Senators are
2) E-mail them, with the letter somehow attached (which will surely have such e-mails flagged as potential viruses), and ask them to sign the letter to send to the Ways & Means Committee. Or fax to them, if one possesses an antique piece of equipment called a fax machine.
3) Follow up with a phone call.
Is this correct? If so, I wish someone would have spelt this out more bluntly, not just here, but at IRS Medic, and on the American Expats Facebook group.
My apologies. I meant to come back and add to the post but got busy and forgot.
It’s kind of confusing, I agree.
Basically you write to your Congressperson, referring to the “Dear colleague” letter (top) that they received on July 17, asking them to sign the bottom letter and send to Ways and Means.
The deadline for your congressperson to send the letter to W&M is August 3.
BB: Thanks for spear-heading this latest campaign. We can only hope this one will will land on soil more fertile than previous efforts! Gotta keep tryin’!
Thank you, MNM.
It’s not in my nature to just sit around and complain about things, I have to take action!
Where are Democrats Abroad, ACA and Republicans Overseas on this effort? I realize that DA and ACA might actually do more harm than good with their support of same country exemption, but a hearing is better than no hearing – even with that risk. What I really eventually want is a hearing that addresses all the issues facing Americans abroad, and a FATCA hearing could lead to that.
I’ve not figured out what I was to say to my MoC. Perhaps I am thick. In any case, here is a list of Chiefs of Staff for MoC. https://americassbdc.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/2018-Key-Hill-contacts.xlsx