Calev Isaacson Awarded Bright!Tax Global Scholar Award

Calev Isaacson Awarded Bright!Tax Global Scholar Award

The Bright!Tax Awards Committee is proud to announce that Calev Isaacson is the latest recipient of the Global Scholar Award. The Awards Committee found Calev’s story and ambitions inspirational. He grew up in Arizona, where his father’s family had emigrated to from war-torn Europe in the 1940s. His mother’s family meanwhile were originally Mexican. Calev […]

Best Countries for Expats to Retire Overseas in 2021

Best Countries for Expats to Retire Overseas in 2021

Retirement abroad is more popular than ever, as the world has become more connected online, making managing finances and keeping in touch with family and friends from abroad easier. The desire to travel meanwhile has been amplified by the pandemic. The top considerations when considering where to retire overseas are cost of living, healthcare, quality […]

The Best Deductions and Credits for Self-Employed Expats in 2021

Best Deductions and Credits for Self-Employed Expats

Since the Civil War, the US has employed a citizen-based taxation system, which means all US citizens, including Americans living abroad, have to file US taxes every year. The requirement also applies to self-employed US expats. It therefore makes sense for self-employed expats to make the best possible use of allowable business deductions to reduce their […]

What’s in Biden’s Proposed 2022 Budget for Expats?

What’s in Biden’s Proposed 2022 Budget for Expats

On Friday May 28, the White House sent its fiscal year 2022 budget request to Congress. The headlines are calling it a $6 trillion budget, however the eye-watering $6 trillion figure covers proposed spending for the next decade, rather than just for 2022. Furthermore, the budget contains the two domestic proposals that have already been announced […]

Does the US Tax Foreign Mutual Funds?

Does the US Tax Foreign Mutual Funds

A mutual fund is a financial vehicle that allows a group of investors to pool their money to invest in stocks, bonds, and other funds. The advantage of investing in a mutual fund is that by pooling you obtain the benefits of larger investors, such as diversifying your investments and paying lower fees for expert […]