To: The United States House of Representatives, The United States Senate, and President Donald Trump

Petition to end Citizen-Based-Taxation

Please repeal Citizen-Based-Taxation for US persons living and working abroad. Congress has initiated territorial taxation (in TCJA) for Corporations abroad; however, they did not do the same for individuals. This forces average-income Americans into two complex, non-compatible tax systems and is forcing Americans abroad to renounce their citizenship.

Why is this important?

The United States is the only country besides Eritrea that unjustifiably imposes two tax systems on its citizens abroad. This taxation hurts the US economy by making US citizens noncompetitive, increases cost of IRS collection, hurts our exports, and causes discrimination of Americans overseas.

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Reasons for signing

  • As a young professional who took advantage of an opportunity to work abroad, filing multiple sets of taxes seems punitive and regressive.
  • I want to move to another country and retire, and I feel that it is wrong and oppressive to make me and others like me continue to pay taxes to the United States when I no longer live in the United States and may not ever have the intention of returning. I should be able to pay the taxes and follow the laws in which ever country I live in, but I should not have to pay taxes twice.
  • There is simular petition on the EU-parliament Web-Site to end FATCA. Fatca ist not the CBT, but It could be the beginning. Just google "eu parliament petition fatca".