Coronavirus News for US Expats

The 2020 Coronavirus pandemic has affected American expats at least as much as Americans living in the States. Thankfully, the CARES Act is providing financial support for many expats.

Coronavirus is Affecting Expat Taxes Too

Expats also have an extra month to file in 2020, thanks to the filing extension for all Americans announced in March.

HEALS Second Stimulus Check for Expats Announced

HEALS Second Stimulus Check for Expats Announced

10/12/2020 – Update: A second stimulus check was expected to be approved before the Senate’s summer recess, however this deadline came and went without agreement. Senators returned on September 8th, and discussions began again. While both parties as well as the executive are in favor of approving a second stimulus payment, the inevitable haggling over […]

Second Round of Stimulus Checks Update for Expats

Second Round of Stimulus Checks Update for Expats

10/12/2020 – Please see this article for the latest news. In May, the House of Representatives passed the HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act, a second relief package, following March’s CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act. As with CARES, HEROES contains the provision for a stimulus payment for all eligible Americans, […]

Can Expats Without a US Bank Account Still Receive a Stimulus Payment?

Can Expats Without a US Bank Account Still Receive a Stimulus Payment

Stimulus Payments for Americans, including expats, were announced as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, passed on March 27th. The purpose of the Stimulus Payments is to provide financial assistance to Americans impacted by the Coronavirus outbreak. As of Friday May 8th, the IRS had sent 595,548 CARES Act Stimulus Payments to […]

CARES Act Stimulus Payments for Expats Married to a Foreign Spouse

CARES Act Stimulus Payments for Expats Married to a Foreign Spouse

The CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act provides a one-time Stimulus Payment to Americans, including expats, based on certain criteria. The payment is intended to help those whose incomes have been affected by the Coronavirus outbreak and the measures implemented by governments to limit its spread. In this article we look at how […]