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

Bright!Tax is the recognized leader in US tax preparation for Americans living abroad. We take the hassle out of staying compliant, while you enjoy the incredible adventure of being an expat.

How Technology is Helping American Expats File U.S. Taxes

How Technology is Helping American Expats File U.S. Taxes

(Contributed by Emmy Carson.) Tax season doesn’t come easy to the regular American — but even more so for American expats. With CNBC revealing that over 9 million U.S. citizens live overseas, these expats have to go through a lot of additional reporting and filing of documents that their domestic counterparts get to skip. This is […]

Choosing an Expat Tax CPA – Everything You Need to Know

Choosing an Expat Tax CPA – Everything You Need to Know

Americans living abroad are still required to file a US tax return, reporting their worldwide income. This is true for expats who file foreign taxes too, and regardless of whether there’s a Tax Treaty between the US and the country of residence. Filing a US tax return as an expat from abroad is more complex […]

What’s New With US Expat Taxes in 2020?

What’s New With US Expat Taxes in 2020?

2019 was another year of innovation and expansion for Bright!Tax, as we continue to evolve to ensure that our clients find filing US taxes from overseas as easy and intuitive an experience as possible. So, what’s new with US taxes for expats in 2020? Deadlines and extensions IRS deadlines in 2020 are the same as […]

Guide to 2020 IRS Deadlines and Extensions for US Expats

Guide to 2020 IRS Deadlines and Extensions for US Expats

American expats have to file US taxes the same as Americans who live in the states, reporting their worldwide income. This is because the US taxes based on citizenship, not on residence like most other countries. Many US expats assume that a tax treaty, paying foreign taxes, or only earning abroad prevent them from having […]

Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for US Expats in 2019

Year-End Tax Planning Strategies for US Expats in 2019

As we approach the end of year holidays, it’s a good time for expats to take stock and do some year-end tax planning. Year-end tax planning for expats falls into two broad categories: minimizing year 2019 taxes, and planning ahead for 2020. Minimizing year 2019 taxes Ensure that you qualify for the Foreign Earned Income […]

IRS Announces 2020 Tax Rates and Brackets for US Expats

IRS Announces 2020 Tax Rates and Brackets for US Expats

Each year the IRS adjusts tax brackets, the Standard Deduction, and exclusion thresholds for inflation. Last week the IRS announced the new figures for 2020. These will be applied to the year from January 1st to December 31st 2020, the 2020 tax year, for which expats (along with Americans living stateside) will file in 2021. […]

Will Bitcoin Ever Be Regulated?

Will Bitcoin Ever Be Regulated?

This article was originally published by Albaron Ventures. As Bitcoin and other digital assets continue to grow in adoption and popularity, a common topic for discussion is whether the U.S. government, or any government for that matter, can exert control of its use.  There are two core issues that lay the foundation of the Bitcoin […]