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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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 […]

How to File US Taxes from Abroad as an Expat

How to File US Taxes from Abroad as an Expat

Living abroad is in many ways a pleasure and a privilege, however for American expats the experience is slightly marred by having to continue filing US taxes. This is because the US taxes based on citizenship, so all US expats (who meet minimum income requirements) have to file, reporting their worldwide income, even if they […]

A US Tax Filing Guide for American Military Contractors Abroad

A US Tax Filing Guide for American Military Contractors Abroad

Thousands of Americans work as military contractors supporting US armed forces in combat zones abroad. As American citizens, American military contractors are still required to file US taxes on their global income, wherever in the world they are working. In this article we look at US tax filing rules for American military contractors working abroad. […]

Foreign Source or US Source Income – A Guide for Expats

Foreign Source or US Source Income - A Guide for Expats

American expats have to differentiate between US and foreign source income when they file their US taxes. All Americans, including Americans living abroad, have to file US taxes, due to the fact that the US taxes based on citizenship. American expats also have to report their foreign registered businesses, and financial (i.e. bank and investment) accounts and […]

US Expat Income Tax Filing Requirements

US Expat Income Tax Filing Requirements

Over nine million Americans reside abroad, a greater number than the residents of all but ten US states. Due to a quirk in America’s tax system dating back to the Civil War, American expats are still subject to US income tax filing requirements on their worldwide income. US income tax filing from abroad is different […]