American Expat Tax News

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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US Citizen Living Abroad and Taxes – What You Need To Know

US Citizen Living Abroad Taxes

The State Department estimates that over 10 million Americans live abroad around the world. The principal motivations that inspire Americans to live abroad are either a career opportunity, or a sense of adventure. Americans who move abroad discover that it can be the experience of a lifetime, as they immerse themselves in another culture, while […]

How to File US Taxes Overseas

How to File US Taxes Overseas

Filing US taxes overseas is typically necessary for all Americans who live outside the United States around the world. This is because the US taxes its citizens on their worldwide income, wherever in the world they may live. Unfortunately, international tax treaties don’t mitigate the requirement for American expats to file from overseas, even if […]

What’s in Biden’s Proposed 2022 Budget for Expats?

What’s in Biden’s Proposed 2022 Budget for Expats

On Friday May 28, the White House sent its fiscal year 2022 budget request to Congress. The headlines are calling it a $6 trillion budget, however the eye-watering $6 trillion figure covers proposed spending for the next decade, rather than just for 2022. Furthermore, the budget contains the two domestic proposals that have already been announced […]

US Expat Tax 2021 Law Changes News Update

US Expat Tax 2021 Law Change News Update

2021 is set to be another year of change in US taxes, with the Coronavirus pandemic still affecting both government and citizens, and the new administration planning significant law changes. The IRS is investing in a year-long revamp of its IT systems, including Medicare and FATCA (more about FATCA later), as well. In this article, we […]