How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

Thanksgiving is a time when expats naturally think about their family and friends back in the States. No other country celebrates on the same day in the same way, so there might be an inclination for expats to hide away with a turkey sandwich. There are however lots of other things you can do to make Thanksgiving just […]

Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Expats in 2021

Year-End Tax Planning Tips for Expats in 2021

2021 has flown by, and the holidays are approaching once again. As the October extended tax filing deadline recedes in the memory, it’s a great time to do a little year-end planning to ensure that filing in 2022 is smooth and easy in order to minimize your tax bill. 1 – Ensure you’re up to date […]

US Citizen Living Abroad and Taxes – What You Need To Know

US Citizen Living Abroad Taxes

The State Department estimates that over 10 million Americans live abroad around the world. The principal motivations that inspire Americans to live abroad are either a career opportunity, or a sense of adventure. Americans who move abroad discover that it can be the experience of a lifetime, as they immerse themselves in another culture, while […]

Bright!Tax COO Katelynn Minott Recognized with CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 Award

Katelynn Minott 40 Under 40 Award

Bright!Tax COO, partner, and Senior Managing CPA Katelynn Minott has been recognized for her groundbreaking contribution to the accounting profession with a 2021 CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 award. The CPA Practice Advisor 40 Under 40 Awards recognize thought leaders who are transforming the accounting profession through their exemplary leadership, innovative thinking, and community outreach which […]

IRS Form W-2 for Americans Living Abroad

IRS Form W-2 for Americans Living Abroad

Millions of Americans are based abroad but work for an American company, and a common question they ask is whether they still need an IRS Form W-2 when filing their US taxes from overseas. All American citizens and Green Card holders are required to file a US federal tax return every year, including those living abroad, […]