What is FATCA for Expats?

FATCA is the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, a law that affects expats in two ways. Firstly, it compels all foreign banks and investment firms to report their American account holders to the IRS or pay a tax when they trade in US markets.


FATCA also requires expats with over $200,000 in foreign financial assets to report them each year by filing form 8938 when they file their federal tax return. You can find information and news relating to FATCA updates in the articles below.

Happiness is a FATCA Sandwich

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” … What this means to Americans living overseas is that gone are the days of living off the grid. If you’re not up to date with your required US tax filing and FATCA and FBAR reporting, very soon you will most probably be receiving greetings from the United States and the IRS … “ […]