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.

Tax Guide for UK Citizens Working in the US

Tax Guide for UK Citizens Working in the US

An estimated 700,000 UK citizens live in the US, and the majority have relocated to further their careers. When UK citizens move to the US for work, they often already have a work permit or Green Card. This places them within the US tax system. The US tax system has significant differences and is generally […]

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 […]

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 expats in Australia

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 […]