US Expat Tax Forms

Because the US taxes based on citizenship, all Americans, including expats, are required to file a federal tax return each year, reporting their worldwide income. Expats often also have to file additional IRS forms, to avoid double taxation.

IRS Tax Forms for Expats

Expats may also have to file IRS tax forms relating to any foreign bank and investment accounts they may have, as well as reporting their foreign financial assets and foreign registered businesses.

US Expat Needing a Filing Extension? IRS Form 4868 Explained

US Expat Needing a Filing Extension? IRS Form 4868 Explained

Many US expats are surprised to learn that they are still required to file US taxes from overseas. While it’s true that all American citizens have to file though, reporting their worldwide income, wherever in the world they live, it’s also true that the majority of expats don’t end up owing any US income tax […]

Breaking News: IRS Updates Form 1040 for 2019

Breaking News: IRS Updates Form 1040 for 2019

The IRS has released a new draft Form 1040 for 2019 tax year (filing in 2020). While the new form is still in a public consultation phase, it’s notably different from the current Form 1040, which itself was only introduced just in time for the 2018 tax year and was a big departure from the […]

Form 6521 and Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) for Expats

Form 6521 and Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) for Expats

All Americans are required to file US taxes if they meet minimum income thresholds, including their global income, regardless of whether they live in the US or abroad. This leaves many expats having to file twice, to the country where they live as well as to the US. Thankfully, when they file, they can claim […]

New Form 1040 in 2019 – Everything Expats Need to Know

New Form 1040 in 2019 – Everything Expats Need to Know

Living abroad is the opportunity of a lifetime, however it can be slightly marred for American expats because they are required to continue filing a US tax return from overseas, reporting their worldwide income.   Expats filing in 2019 however will find that form 1040 is new, for the first time in decades. Will new […]

Foreign Tax Credit Form 1116 – What US Expats Need to Know

Foreign Tax Credit Form 1116 – What US Expats Need to Know

Since the nineteenth century, the US has required all American citizens to file a US tax return, reporting their worldwide income, even if they live abroad. This leaves American expats around the world exposed to the possibility of double taxation, having to file taxes both to the US and in the country where they live. […]

Form W-8BEN – What US Expats Need to Know

Form W-8BEN – What US Expats Need to Know

Americans who move abroad are required to continue filing US taxes, reporting their worldwide income, wherever in the world they may live. The US is almost unique in having this requirement for expats to file. As expats may also have to pay taxes in the country where they live, the IRS has provided some exemptions, […]

IRS Form 8858 – What US Expats Need to Know

IRS Form 8858 – What US Expats Need to Know

What is form 8858? The IRS requires US taxpayers who are owners of Foreign Disregarded Entities to file form 8858, Information Return of US Persons With Respect to Foreign Disregarded Entities. What is a Foreign Disregarded Entity? The IRS defines a Foreign Disregarded Entity (FDE) as “an entity that is not created or organized in […]

IRS Tax Forms For US Expats – Everything You Need to Know

IRS Tax Forms For US Expats – Everything You Need to Know

Americans living abroad are required to continue filing a U.S. federal tax return, reporting their worldwide income. To avoid having to pay U.S. taxes, expats must claim one or more exemptions that the IRS has made available for them, such as the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and the Foreign Tax Credit by filing additional forms. […]

Form 8865 for Expats with a Foreign Partnership

Form 8865 for Expats with a Foreign Partnership

The US requires expats to file US taxes from abroad, reporting their worldwide income. To avoid double taxation (expats paying taxes on the same income to both the US and in the country where they live), the IRS offers a number of exemptions that expats can claim when they file, including the Foreign Tax Credit […]