["American Citizens Abroad (ACA)with 40 years of advocacy on this issue, has led the charge for RBT, proposing a roadmap or outline to Congress showing them how they can get from where the US tax regime is today to where it should be with RBT".] — From a Forbes article
My reading of the ACA proposal is that it is a “Roadmap to IRS compliance”.
— This post is another opportunity to tell American Citizens Abroad (ACA) what should go into their residence-based taxation proposal. Should you be interested, I am asking for your comments in the form of text that could be included in the ACA proposal.
The discussion with ACA is, in part, whether, to obtain a “departure certificate” (get out of jail card) it makes any sense for a person living permanently outside the U.S., who has:
—no meaningful relationship with the U.S. other than by birth or parentage,
—another citizenship from his/her local country,
—and who does not want to be a U.S. person;
should suffer ANY IRS compliance cost and uncertainty (see the correspondence below).
— First, I suggest that you read the ACA RBT proposal.
— Then read my question followed by a response from Mr. Charles Bruce, on behalf of ACA.
Questions include whether non-meaningful/”accidentals” should be mentioned, or not, in the ACA document as a distinct group. Should persons with no meaningful relationship to U.S. be treated differently than consenting, “real” Americans? Is it reasonable or not that anyone should require a departure certificate? The ACA Roadmap requires all affected to enter into some IRS compliance (and potential harm): Can this be morally justified?
I asked ACA the following question: