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American Citizens Abroad's Sister Group Names New President

Editorial Staff, 11 March 2020

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The organisation is the sister body of the ACA. In recent years the ACA has led campaigns to call for a change by the US towards a territorial, aka residency-linked tax system and away from the worldwide one currently enforced by the IRS.

American Citizens Abroad Global Foundation has appointed a senior legal figure as its president. ACAGF is a sister educational and research organisation to American Citizens Abroad, an advocacy and membership body.

Glen Frost will continue to serve as associate legal counsel for both entities. He takes over the presidency role from someone who recently retired, a spokesperson for the ACA said when asked about the matter. 

Frost is also the managing partner for Frost & Associates. He focuses his national and international practices on tax controversy and tax planning matters, business law matters, and estate planning matters and has been awarded Martindale-Hubbell’s AV Preeminent® Lawyer Rating. Frost earned his JD and LLM in Taxation from University of Baltimore School of Law. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant and Certified Financial Planner™.  

The ACAGF supports the ACA’s advocacy efforts for tax reform primarily through its research work, the development of revenue estimation and data sets for ACA’s residency-based taxation approach to reforming the tax code for Americans overseas, and in its hosting of webcasts to help educate the community on Congressman Holding’s “Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act” (TFAA) which was introduced in the 2018 Congress. 

The ACA has called for the US to shift away from a worldwide system of tax to a residency-based one, so that expat Americans face fewer compliance hurdles in getting financial services when they live and work abroad. The group argues that worldwide tax deters Americans from working overseas, damaging the ability of US firms to set up operations and expand them. Most nations, such as Germany or Singapore, for example, tax people in the country where they live.

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