Living Abroad - the Ultimate Adventure

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.

Enjoy the Experience

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.

Top Expat Destinations in 2015

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Internations.org has carried out an extensive survey of expat satisfaction levels for the second year running, and the results are in. The online expat resource questioned more than 14,000 expats in over 195 different countries to find out how they felt about the country that they were living in. It’s the biggest survey of this […]

Top Low Tax US Expat Destinations

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As US expats, we are obliged to file annual returns and pay taxes to the IRS wherever we live in the world. So it would make sense in a way, given the choice, to live somewhere with very low or even no domestic tax rates. Of course most of us don’t have the choice of […]

Living as an US Expat in a Country in Crisis

Marissa Tejada

Expats typically move abroad or a better life, perhaps for love, adventure, work, or retirement. We hope for an enriching experience in another culture, and an improved quality of life. What happens though when our host country experiences a full blown crisis? Journalist, Author and Bright!Tax client Marissa Tejada moved to Athens six years ago […]

Majority of Young Americans Would Consider Living Abroad

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Many young Americans are looking for opportunities abroad The following is an extract from ‘Survey says: 35% of Americans would expatriate’ published on CNBC.com. As sultry summer weekends loom and Americans prep their grills and ready their ongoing outdoor activities, some citizens are packing their bags. A recent online poll of more than 2,000 adults […]

The Number One US Expat Destination Revealed

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Mexico is the number one destination for US expats. The US State department estimates that there are over 1 million American citizens living in Mexico, and it’s easy to understand why. A heady combination of high levels of personal freedom, low taxes, a relaxed culture and a friendly people gives Mexico a wide appeal. Factor […]

What’s Driving American Expats Out Of The United States

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America; land of the free, home of the brave. For years the US has been seen as the land of opportunity, the country where dreams come true. But for how much longer? There are an estimated 7 million Americans living abroad and the number is only increasing — over 150,000 Americans departed the country last […]