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.

US Tax Tips For Americans Who Retire in Japan

US Tax Tips For Americans Who Retire in Japan

The US recently released data on the foreign countries where the most Americans who claim US social security checks live that showed that Japan is, in some ways surprisingly, the second most popular retirement destination for Americans abroad after Canada (and above Mexico). This is partly due to the large number of Americans who spend time in […]

FATCA Bank Account Closure Threat for US Expats in France

FATCA Bank Account Closure Threat for US Expats in France

American expats living in France, like all Americans around the world, are required to file US taxes, reporting their global income. When they file they can claim one or more IRS measures such as the Foreign Tax Credit and the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion that allow them to avoid double taxation. Expats are also required […]

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 […]