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.

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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.

Expat Focus – Lauren Cleaver, Iguana Lodge, Costa Rica

Expat Focus – Lauren Cleaver, Iguana Lodge, Costa Rica

Lauren and her husband both worked as criminal defense lawyers in Colorado before they decided to move abroad. In 1999, they loaded up their truck and drove south to their new home, Iguana Lodge in Costa Rica, which they have turned into an eco friendly, beach-side, tropical paradise, complete with two restaurants, yoga classes, a […]

The Top 5 Expat Resources Online

The Top 5 Expat Resources Online

Moving abroad is a leap at least into the semi-unknown, however it’s much easier than it used to be. The vast amount of expat related info available online, along with the ability to find and connect with fellow expats, means that moving abroad is easier than ever before. But what are the best online resources […]

Top Expat Destinations in 2015

Top Expat Destinations in 2015

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 […]

What’s Driving American Expats Out Of The United States

What’s Driving American Expats Out Of The United States

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 […]

The American Dream is Alive and Well – Overseas

The American Dream is Alive and Well – Overseas

Lane Anderson – It’s a common scene from an American household: Kristy Williams is plying her young son, Thomas, with Oreos and marshmallows to finish his studies. The difference is that Thomas is working with a tutor learning Mandarin Chinese, and the Williamses are living in Hangzhou, China, two hours from Shanghai. Kristy and Joel […]

They Should be Heroes

They Should be Heroes

FATCA and the vilification of the American expat productive class There is a group of Americans who ought to be heralded as heroes. Instead, they are fairly vilified and treated mostly with suspicion by US taxing authorities. They are the American citizens who live and work overseas. It is interesting to note that most consumers […]