Good News For Expats At Last

The Streamlined Procedure is an IRS amnesty program that allows expats who are behind with their US tax filing to catch up without facing any penalties or fines. Don’t delay though, as the program is only available if the IRS hasn’t contacted you first.

An Excellent Opportunity to Catch Up

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). The program also allows expats to retrospectively claim the exemptions mean most expats don’t owe any back taxes, too.

The IRS Streamlined Procedure for US Expats – A Complete Guide

The IRS Streamlined Procedure for US Expats – A Complete Guide

Millions of Americans living abroad aren’t aware that all American citizens are required to file US taxes, reporting their global income, wherever in the world they live. The requirement for Americans living abroad to file is an anomaly that dates back to the Civil War, when the federal government was desperate for revenue at a […]

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

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

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 […]

US Expats Compliance Procedures – What You Need to Know

US Expats Compliance Procedures – What You Need to Know

American citizenship comes with rights and privileges, but also with an unusual obligation, in that all American citizens and green card holders, including expats, are required to file a federal tax return to the IRS every year, reporting their worldwide income. Many US expats are unaware of this obligation though, as it’s not logical, in […]

I’m an expat and I’ve never filed taxes, what should I do?

I’m an expat and I’ve never filed taxes, what should I do?

All Americans (including green card holders) are required to file a federal tax return each year, reporting their worldwide income, irrespective of where in the world they live. This requirement is almost unique to America (most countries tax based on whether you live or have income or assets in the country), and as it’s perhaps […]