Country Guides

Retire in Italy: Visas, Healthcare, Taxes, & More

Wonderful Italian landscape

From delicious cuisine to the affordable cost of living, laid-back pace of life, and rich culture, there are many reasons Americans may want to retire in Italy. Fortunately for retirees — or anyone with enough passive income — a dedicated visa puts that goal well within reach. We’ve rounded up some of the most pertinent […]

Moving to France from the US: An Expat Guide

a street in a small French town

Whether due to professional opportunities, a partner, or a desire to improve their French, many Americans dream of moving to France. Fortunately, there are many ways to move to this beautiful, culturally rich country. As a tax firm dedicated to expats with employees distributed worldwide, we know the intricacies of making a global move. Below, […]

Panama or Costa Rica: US Expat Property Buying Guide

Panama or Costa Rica property guide

Which country is better for investing in real estate, Panama or Costa Rica? Americans looking to move abroad while staying within the North American continent are increasingly asking this question. Both Latin American countries offer tropical climates, unspoiled nature, and vibrant expat communities. Of course, the two countries differ in some key ways—these differences are […]

How to Move to Japan from the US

Woman in Japan conwiders how to move to Japan from the US.

If you’re wondering how to move to Japan from the US, odds are, you’ve already fallen in love with the beautiful country.  From sushi and curry rice to cherry blossoms and bamboo groves to natural hot springs and tea ceremonies, Japan has long captivated the attention of Americans. But how hard is it to move […]

What is Considered Taxable Income in Canada?

Cityscape photo of Vancouver downtown

With a number of different visa options available for moving to Canada, including a new digital nomad visa, many Americans need to understand what is considered taxable income if and when they become subject to tax in Canada. As US expat tax experts, we’re well-versed in the intricacies of international tax law and can even […]

Australia Working Holiday Visa for Adventurous Expats

Young people take a selfie on a roadtrip in Australia, enjoying their working holiday.

If you’ve ever daydreamed about living abroad for a year, good news: The Australia working holiday visa makes that possible for Americans! Aimed at young folks who want to make a temporary move to Australia, this visa allows you to legally live and work in the country — so you can fund your stay in […]

The Panama Digital Nomad Visa: Your Gateway to Tropical Remote Work

The Panama Digital Nomad Visa: Your Gateway to Tropical Remote Work

Dreaming of a workspace with sun-kissed beaches on one side and a vibrant, diverse culture on the other? The Panama Digital Nomad Visa, launched in 2021, is your ticket to just that. This visa allows professionals to immerse in the country’s beauty, all while working remotely.  Historically a haven for American retirees, Panama is now emerging […]

The Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa: Your Comprehensive Guide

Malaysia digital nomad visa guide by Bright!Tax

If you’re a remote worker with dreams of relocating to a stunning and budget-friendly destination in Southeast Asia, the Malaysia digital nomad visa might be your golden ticket. Considered by many as the easiest digital nomad visa to secure in all of Asia, Malaysia boasts both affordability and a reputation as one of the top […]