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Tax Guide for British Expats Working in the US

Tax Guide for British Expats Working in the US

An estimated 700,000 British expats live in the US, and the majority have relocated to further their careers. When Brits 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 to, and is generally […]

An Expat Thanksgiving

An Expat Thanksgiving

The Bright!Tax team wishes all US expats around the world a very Happy 2019 Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving abroad as an expat can be an unusual experience, celebrating in a place where few other people celebrate and often without access to the traditional ingredients. As expats though, we have a lot to be thankful for. Being an […]

HSBC Names Best Countries for Expats in 2019

Best Countries for Expats in 2019

Every year, global bank HSBC carries out the world’s largest and most influential survey of expats to find out what issues they face and more importantly, which are the best countries to live in. While for the last four years the results have been fairly similar, this year’s survey of over 18,000 expats in 33 […]

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 […]