Expat Tax Information

All American citizens and green card holders who earn over $12,000 (or just $400 of self-employment income are required to file a US tax return every year, reporting their worldwide income, wherever in the world they live.

Tax Filing for US Expats

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Where is Your Tax Home?

Where is Your Tax Home? A Guide for Expats

The US requires all American Citizens to file US taxes, reporting their global income, wherever in the world they live or receive income. Because many American expats have to file foreign taxes in another country too, the IRS has introduced some provisions that expats can claim when they file to avoid double taxation. The two […]

Republicans Overseas Requests Executive Order to Alleviate Expat Tax

Republicans Overseas Requests Executive Order to Alleviate Expat Tax

Republicans Overseas, a political organization representing the interests of Americans living abroad, has hand-delivered a letter to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows requesting that the President alleviate aspects of expat taxation by Executive Order. Republicans Overseas was founded in 2014 with one of its express aims being repealing the 2010 Foreign Account Tax […]

Taxes for Expats – How is Unearned Income Taxed?

Taxes for Expats - How is Unearned Income Taxed?

Americans living abroad have to file US taxes, reporting their total global income, wherever it may be sourced. They also often have to fulfil additional reporting requirements relating to any foreign registered bank accounts, investments, and businesses that they may have. Different types of income can be taxed in different ways though. In this article […]

US Taxes for Americans Working Abroad

US Taxes for Americans Working Abroad

Millions of Americans live and work abroad. They may have been posted abroad by a US firm or the US government, they may have moved abroad and found employment with a foreign firm, or they may be self-employed or own and run their own business. In every situation though, Americans working abroad are required to file […]

Foreign Rental Property Depreciation Tax Guide for Expats

Foreign Rental Property Depreciation Tax Guide for Expats

All Americans have to file US taxes on their global income, wherever in the world they live. Many American expats own rental property, either in the US or overseas. The way foreign rental property is treated for US tax purposes is different compared to US rental property though. Rental Property Depreciation for Expats Rental Property […]

The Top US Expat Resources in 2020

The Top US Expat Resources in 2020

The over 9 million Americans who live overseas are natural adventurers, and ambassadors for their country. While living far from the land of your birth presents challenges as well as adventures, thankfully in the age of more or less global internet coverage, there are many resources that expats can take advantage of to find information […]

Expat Tax Advice for Americans Living Abroad

Expat Tax Advice for Americans Living Abroad

The most frequent reasons that Americans move abroad are for a relationship, a career opportunity, or out of a sense of adventure. While living abroad is always an adventure, Americans moving abroad are required to continue filing US taxes. Filing from abroad is more complex than filing from the US though, as expats often have […]

2019 IRS Data Book Reveals Latest Expat Tax Filing Info

2019 IRS Data Book Reveals Latest Expat Tax Filing Info

The IRS has released its latest Data Book, covering the period from October 1st 2018 to September 30th 2019. The 2019 Data Book reveals some interesting information about – and for – Americans living abroad. Taxes for Expats 101 The US has been taxing all American citizens worldwide since the Civil War, however it’s only […]