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.

Coronavirus Stimulus Payments and US Tax Filing in 2021

Coronavirus Stimulus Payments and US Tax Filing in 2021

Back in March 2020, the CARES Act mandated a one-off stimulus payment for American individuals to help offset the economic impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Stimulus payments were worth a maximum of $1,200 per American citizen (so $2,400 for couples filing jointly if both are Americans), and $500 per dependent child. A second stimulus check […]

HEALS Second Stimulus Check for Expats Announced

HEALS Second Stimulus Check for Expats Announced

12/28/2020 – Update: A second stimulus check was finally approved at the very end of December 2020. Please read this article for more information. 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 […]

Second Round of Stimulus Checks Latest Update for Expats

Second Round of Stimulus Checks Update for Expats

12/25/2020 – UPDATE On Monday 21st December, Congress agreed a bipartisan stimulus package, including a $600 stimulus check for all American individuals, including expats, along with an additional $600 for spouses and dependents. President Trump initially considered $600 too little, and requested a $2,000 payment. Republicans in congress disagree though. President Trump has now signed […]

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 […]