Digital Nomads taxes

American Digital Nomads and Taxes

All Americans are required to file US taxes, even if they live abroad. Tax treaties don’t mitigate this requirement, however there are a number of exemptions that American Digital Nomad can claim that, for most people, stop them having to pay any US taxes, although they still have to file.

US Tax Information for Digital Nomads

Tax planning is essential for American Digital Nomads to minimize their US (and foreign) tax liability. We recommend that Digital Nomads contact a US expat tax specialist to ensure that they’re not just compliant but best placed to achieve their financial goals, too.

An unofficial roadmap: Make the right moves when moving abroad.

Planning a Move Abroad

Are you fostering a (not-so-secret) love affair with travel? Have you considered taking this relationship to the next level by finding a permanent or semi-permanent home overseas? You and everyone else, apparently! The data is not shy in painting a clear picture – a record number of Americans are considering a move abroad. Between May […]

The Top 5 Countries for Digital Nomad Visas in 2022

The Top 5 Countries for Digital Nomad Visas in 2022

The term ‘Digital Nomad’ was introduced to the world in the 1997 book ‘Digital Nomad’ by Tsugio Makimoto and David Manners, forecasting the remote worker in the age of the internet.  Investopedia describes digital nomads as people who are location-independent and use technology to perform their job while living a nomadic lifestyle. Traveling the world […]

Challenges and Benefits of Working Remotely Abroad

Challenges and Benefits of Working Remotely Abroad

One of the long-term legacies of the Covid pandemic is forecast to be a widespread transition to remote working. Combined with a pent-up appetite for international travel, this is likely to mean that the next couple of years will bring a surge of interest in working remotely from abroad. Whether pursuing a dream to live […]

US Taxes for American Digital Nomads in 2021 – A Guide

US Taxes for American Digital Nomads Guide

Digital Nomads are a new breed of American pioneer, roaming the world while working remotely. The Digital Nomad lifestyle allows Americans to explore far off lands and cultures without taking time off work, and it can also offer financial advantages, such as opportunities to save money. Understanding US tax rules is an important aspect of […]

Best Expat Digital Nomad Blogs in 2019

Best Expat Digital Nomad Blogs in 2019

The new generation of Digital Nomads are enjoying visiting and living in exotic locations around the world in 2019 while working remotely, often in a freelance or entrepreneurial capacity. American Digital Nomads however are still required to file US taxes on their worldwide income, wherever in the world they may reside. This is because the […]

Treasury Eases GILTI Tax Burden for US Expat Small Business Owners

Bright Tax Expat Small Business Owners

Breaking News: Expat small business owners were celebrating today as the Treasury announced relief for individual American owners of foreign registered corporations from the new GILTI tax introduced in the Trump Tax reform. Deep within 177 pages of Proposed Regulations released by the Treasury on March 4th 2019 dealing with the application of changes made under […]

New Form 1040 in 2019 – Everything Expats Need to Know

new form 1040 for expats in 2019

Living abroad is the opportunity of a lifetime, however it can be slightly marred for American expats because they are required to continue filing a US tax return from overseas, reporting their worldwide income.   Expats filing in 2019 however will find that form 1040 is new, for the first time in decades. Will new […]

Do US Expat Entrepreneurs Pay Self-Employment Taxes?

expat entrepreneur paying self employment tax

Expats are the new pioneers, forging out into the unknown on a journey of discovery and unforeseen opportunity. The desire for and ability to not just survive but thrive in new environments makes expats well suited to being entrepreneurs, explaining why millions of American expats choose to start their own business.   Americans are more […]