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URGENT: Help repeal FATCA and change the US tax system

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danmor
4/14/2013 19:17 EST

Dear fellow US citizens,

Please distribute this message widely!
Please send an URGENT message today to your newsletter and on your website, urging your members to personally send letters to Congress by the Monday, April 15th deadline (tomorrow!), pleading Congress to repeal FATCA and change the tax system from citizenship-based taxation to residency-based taxation just like it is in the rest of the world.
As you very well know, these issues have caused immense financial hardship to all of us (US citizens living abroad).
We don't get any benefits from the US but we have to file US tax returns??!! The US is the only country in the world that harms its citizens residing abroad in this way!
It's time to tell Congress and the IRS: Enough is enough! No taxation without representation!
More information on the call for action can be found on the website of the American Citizens Abroad association:
http://americansabroad.org/issues/taxation/have-your-say-tax-reform/
Our voice is starting to have a positive impact:
http://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/293187-americans-living-abroad-plead-for-relief-from-irs
But we need to keep on with the pressue, and we need your support as well!!
It is EXTREMELY important that we ALL support this effort and make our voice heard on the Capitol in order to put an end to our unnecessary suffering once and for all!
Please explain that even if one misses the deadline by a few days, it is still crucial and worthwhile to send the letters to Congress, as they will most probably take them into account as well.
Finally, you can add that to those US citizens abroad who are reluctant to send such emails since they don't want their names to end up on some list that somehow finds its way to an unfriendly eye in the IRS, there is a very simple solution: create a new email account using gmail, yahoo, or hotmail, under a made-up name, and send the emails from that account.

Thank you very much for your immediate help and support on this crucial issue that is affecting you, me, and all of us!
Sincerely yours,
A fellow US citizen

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