IRS Streamlined Procedure

Good News At Last

The Streamlined Procedure is an IRS amnesty program that allows expats who are non-willfully behind with their US tax filing to catch up without facing any penalties. Don’t delay though, as the program may not be available indefinitely.

The Streamlined Procedure Is An Excellent Opportunity

Under the Streamlined Procedure rules, expats must file the last three years of federal tax returns, and the last six Foreign Bank Account Reports (as applicable). Find out more here.

Catch Up on Expat Taxes: Streamlined Procedure vs. DIIRSP

US expat throws his hands up in relief as he discusses his US tax filing options from abroad with his US expat tax expert.

Streamlined Procedure or Delinquent International Information Return Submission Procedures: Which is better for catching up on your taxes? Each program has its own benefits and eligibility criteria, so below, we’ve put together a high-level overview of the Streamlined Procedure and the DIIRSP. Read on to learn how these procedures can benefit you and which may be the better fit.

How US Expats Can Catch Up on Back Taxes With Form 14653

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While it may not seem fair, all Americans — even those living abroad — who earn above a certain threshold must file a US tax return. If you didn’t previously understand your tax and reporting obligations, though, you’re not alone. Fortunately, you may be able to catch up penalty-free with the help of IRS Form 14653. […]

Need to File US Taxes Late? What US Expats Need to Know

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Americans who move abroad are required to continue filing US taxes, reporting their worldwide income. This means that American citizens abroad often have to file two tax returns. The tax treaties that the US has with around 100 other countries don’t mitigate the risk of double taxation either, as they contain a ‘saving clause’ meaning […]

Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures (for Expat Amnesty)

US expat makes power pose after successfully catching up on taxes by partnering with Bright!Tax to complete the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures

The Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures (SLP) provides a light at the end of the tunnel for qualifying global US taxpayers seeking IRS amnesty from late-filing US tax penalties. As a US citizen or permanent resident living overseas, getting a handle on your tax responsibilities is essential. The program offers a streamlined process for expats to […]

Streamlined Procedure FAQs for US Expats

Streamlined Procedure FAQs for US Expats

Many American expats assume that living abroad, or perhaps a tax treaty, exempts them from filing US taxes from overseas, so they are surprised to discover that the US requires all American citizens and Green Card Holders to report their worldwide income and that they still have to file. Many expats realize this after already […]

Filing US Back Taxes Late from Abroad

Filing US Back Taxes Late from Abroad

According to the IRS, round a million Americans are living abroad and not filing US taxes. (Would it help us to cite your source?) The requirement for Americans living abroad having to file US taxes on their global income was introduced way back during the Civil War, however it’s only in the last few years […]

The IRS Streamlined Procedure For American Expats in 2021

The IRS Streamlined Procedure For American Expats in 2021

Many of the nine million Americans who live abroad around the world are surprised to discover that they have to file US taxes to report their global income. By the time they realize this though, many are already behind with their US tax filing, often by several years. The reason that Americans abroad have to […]