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US Expat Taxes in China: Your Ultimate Guide (From a CPA)

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Since its economy’s opening in 1978, China’s GDP growth has averaged almost 10% growth per year. The country’s economic boom represents an opportunity for many US expats to work in China, but it comes with complicated tax implications.  According to statistics, over 600,000 expats live in China, with 12% coming from the US. This article […]

US Citizens Living in the UK: A Simple US Tax Guide

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The UK is the home of famous landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, and Tower Bridge. And according to data by Statista, it’s also home to over 166,000 Americans. Life in the UK has many benefits, such as easy access to nearby European countries and universal healthcare. But as excited as you might be […]

FinCEN Form 114: How to File the FBAR

FinCEN Form 114 FBAR

Moving overseas is a major life goal for many Americans. According to a Gallup poll, over 16% of Americans would like to move out of the US in the future. Further, that number is increasing year over year as Americans embrace location-independent work post-COVID.  Whether it’s to retire early or escape the current political climate, […]

How Totalization Agreements Affect US Expat Taxes

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Are you an American citizen, resident, or green card holder about to move overseas? You’ll need to consider Social Security requirements and whether your new home country has a Totalization Agreement— especially if you’re a self-employed expat who intends to continue to work as self-employed while living and working abroad. In this article, we will […]