US Tax Treaties

The US has signed tax treaties with around 100 other countries, however almost all of them contain what is called a Savings Clause, which means that American expats are still required to file US taxes every year.

Do Tax Treaties Stop Double Taxation?

For most expats, the answer is no, due to the Savings Clauses, US tax treaties don’t prevent double taxation. To avoid double taxation, instead expats must claim one or more IRS exemptions when they file their federal tax return.

Taxes for Expats – The US – Germany Tax Treaty

Taxes for Expats – The US – Germany Tax Treaty

The ‘Convention Between The United States Of America And The Federal Republic Of Germany For The Avoidance Of Double Taxation And The Prevention Of Fiscal Evasion With Respect To Taxes On Income And Capital And To Certain Other Taxes’, better known as the Germany-U.S. Income Tax Treaty, has been in force since 1990. US taxes […]

Do Tax Treaties Protect US Expats from Double Taxation?

Do Tax Treaties Protect US Expats from Double Taxation?

American citizens and green card holders, including people who have the right to US citizenship, are required to file a federal income tax return each year declaring their worldwide income, wherever in the world they live. They may also have to pay US taxes. In principle, tax treaties are intended to prevent double taxation on […]