Host Countries Taxes for US Expats

American expats are required to file US taxes from abroad, reporting their worldwide income. If they qualify for tax residency in a foreign country, they may have to file foreign taxes too, depending on that country’s particular rules.

Host Country Tax Information

The articles below contain an information overview of the tax and residency rules for for over 100 foreign countries, along with an overview of US filing requirements for expats. The articles are updated annually.

Taxes for Expats – The US – Netherlands Tax Treaty

Taxes for Expats – The US – Netherlands Tax Treaty

The US – Netherlands tax treaty was signed in 1992, with a protocol added in 2004 covering dividends, certain other types of income, and sharing tax information between the two countries. The purpose of the treaty is to prevent double taxation for Americans living in the Netherlands and Dutch citizens living in the US, however the inclusion of […]

US Expats in France in Line for IRS Windfall

US Expats in France in Line for IRS Windfall

Many Americans living in France are in line for a IRS tax windfall after an US court ruled last week that expats could claim US tax credits against a French income tax that they previously weren’t allowed to. All Americans are required to file US taxes on their worldwide income, wherever in the world they […]

Superannuation for Americans in Australia – A US Tax Guide for Expats

Superannuation for Americans in Australia – A US Tax Guide for Expats

All Americans, including expats, are required to file US taxes, reporting their worldwide income. Expats may also have to report their foreign business interests, assets, and bank and investment accounts, including most foreign pension accounts. To avoid double taxation, rather than relying on the international tax treaties the US has signed, expats must claim one […]

Taxes for Expats – The US – France Tax Treaty

Taxes for Expats – The US – France Tax Treaty

The US-France income tax treaty was signed in 1994, with protocols added in 2004 and 2009. The treaty defines in which situations people will pay tax to which country, including people who are residents of both, as well as defining in which situations international structures such as investment vehicles, corporations, and trusts will be taxed […]

US Taxes for American Expats in Madrid – Everything You Need to Know

US Taxes for American Expats in Madrid – Everything You Need to Know

In a wide ranging 2016 survey, Madrid was voted the number one preferred destination for expats in Europe. An estimated 25,000 lucky Americans live there, enjoying its culture, architecture, world class restaurants, galleries and museums, not to mention its two champion soccer teams. Combined with first world infrastructure and public services, and it’s easy to […]