Foreign Rental Property Depreciation Tax Guide for Expats

Foreign Rental Property Depreciation Tax Guide for Expats

All Americans have to file US taxes on their global income, wherever in the world they live. Many American expats own rental property, either in the US or overseas. The way foreign rental property is treated for US tax purposes is different compared to US rental property though. Rental Property Depreciation for Expats Rental Property […]

IRS Tax Amnesty Programs for Americans Living Abroad

IRS Tax Amnesty Programs for Americans Living Abroad

Many Americans living abroad assume that, because they don’t reside in the US, they don’t have to file US taxes. US law though requires all Americans to file US taxes, regardless of where they reside, and reporting their total global income. They also often have to report any foreign registered businesses, bank accounts, and investments […]

Taxes for Expats – The US – Belgium Tax Treaty

Taxes for Expats - The US - Belgium Tax Treaty

The US – Belgium tax treaty was signed in 2006, replacing a previous treaty signed in 1970. The purpose of the treaty is to prevent double taxation for Americans living in Belgium and Belgians living in the US, however it doesn’t prevent US citizens living in Belgium from having to file US taxes. US taxes for expats in […]

HEALS Second Stimulus Check for Expats Announced

HEALS Second Stimulus Check for Expats Announced

This week, the Republicans announced a new stimulus plan called the HEALS (Health, Economic Assistance, Liability Protection, and Schools) Act. The plan contains a provision for a second round of stimulus checks. Once again, expats will receive the new checks just like Americans living in the US. The HEALS Act is more modest in scope […]

2020 US Presidential Election Voting FAQs for Expats

2020 US Presidential Election Voting FAQs for Expats

The 2020 US Presidential Election takes place in one of the most unusual political, social, and economic climates for decades. 2020 has seen the US along with many other countries locked down for months on end, impacting many Americans’ jobs and finances. In this article we answer questions expats have about the 2020 US presidential […]

FBAR Penalties for Expats Clarified by Court

FBAR Penalties for Expats Clarified by Court

All American Citizens and Green Card holders are required to file US taxes every year, reporting their worldwide income. For years, many Americans living abroad ignored the requirement to file US taxes, as the IRS couldn’t enforce the rule globally. In the era of internationally connected electronic banking and international information sharing, the IRS now […]

The Top US Expat Resources in 2020

The Top US Expat Resources in 2020

The over 9 million Americans who live overseas are natural adventurers, and ambassadors for their country. While living far from the land of your birth presents challenges as well as adventures, thankfully in the age of more or less global internet coverage, there are many resources that expats can take advantage of to find information […]

Expat Tax Advice for Americans Living Abroad

Expat Tax Advice for Americans Living Abroad

The most frequent reasons that Americans move abroad are for a relationship, a career opportunity, or out of a sense of adventure. While living abroad is always an adventure, Americans moving abroad are required to continue filing US taxes. Filing from abroad is more complex than filing from the US though, as expats often have […]

2019 IRS Data Book Reveals Latest Expat Tax Filing Info

2019 IRS Data Book Reveals Latest Expat Tax Filing Info

The IRS has released its latest Data Book, covering the period from October 1st 2018 to September 30th 2019. The 2019 Data Book reveals some interesting information about – and for – Americans living abroad. Taxes for Expats 101 The US has been taxing all American citizens worldwide since the Civil War, however it’s only […]