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At Bright!Tax, we believe that expats are the new American Pioneers, exploring opportunities beyond the world they grew up in. American expats are still required to file US taxes though, reporting their worldwide income.

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Our mission is to take the burden of US tax compliance off your shoulders so you can focus on enjoying the experience of living abroad. Keep up with expat news with the articles below.

Key Takeaways From the 2022 TIGTA Report

2022 TIGTA Report

It’s already been 12 years since congress introduced the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). Whew, time goes fast, doesn’t it?  The federal law requires that participating countries report the financial activities of US citizens on their soil. And after an in-depth review of how FATCA has held up, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax […]

Register for the 2022 Expats Virtual Financial Summit

Expats Financial Summit 2022

Registration for the 2022 Expats Virtual Financial Summit is now open! The four day summit, taking place from February 8-11, 2022, features presentations from some of the world’s leading authorities on a range of expat financial hot topics, including tax, financial planning and investing, cryptocurrency, voting, insurance, and international money transfer, all with a focus […]

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Abroad

Thanksgiving is a time when expats naturally think about their family and friends back in the States. No other country celebrates on the same day in the same way, so there might be an inclination for expats to hide away with a turkey sandwich. There are however lots of other things you can do to make Thanksgiving just […]

How to Celebrate 4th of July Abroad in 2021

How to Celebrate 4th of July Abroad in 2021

While in much of the States life has returned to normal, in many other countries it hasn’t yet, meaning celebrating the 4th of July in 2021 for Americans expats may require imagination and improvisation for a second year running. Being resourceful comes with the territory for expats though, and wherever you are there’s bound to […]

Insurance Challenges and Options for American Expats

Insurance Challenges and Options for American Expats

Adjusting to living abroad takes planning, especially when it comes to your finances and health. Healthcare and health insurance, in particular, come with their own challenges abroad. In this article, experts from International Citizens Insurance share the most common insurance challenges and solutions for American expats.  Challenges of Local healthcare abroad Healthcare in the United States ranks as one […]

Planning for Americans Citizens in Canada with US IRAs

Planning for Americans Citizens in Canada with US IRAs

Whether it’s Americans who have moved up to Canada, or perhaps US/Canadian dual citizens living in Canada who have received inheritances from US relatives, many Canadian residents have US IRA investment accounts. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) are US-based investment and retirement accounts similar to Canadian RRSPs. In this article, we will discuss what options Canadian tax residents have when considering […]

10 International Health Insurance Tips for American Expats

Health Insurance Tips for Expats

This article was contributed by David Tompkins at Expat Financial. David is an expert in sourcing global health insurance plans for multinationals and individual expats around the globe. Most Americans realize the importance of buying medical insurance in the United States, but what about health insurance when you move abroad? It is unlikely that your […]