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Australia Working Holiday Visa for Adventurous Expats

Young people take a selfie on a roadtrip in Australia, enjoying their working holiday.

If you’ve ever daydreamed about living abroad for a year, good news: The Australia working holiday visa makes that possible for Americans! Aimed at young folks who want to make a temporary move to Australia, this visa allows you to legally live and work in the country — so you can fund your stay in […]

The Panama Digital Nomad Visa: Your Gateway to Tropical Remote Work

The Panama Digital Nomad Visa: Your Gateway to Tropical Remote Work

Dreaming of a workspace with sun-kissed beaches on one side and a vibrant, diverse culture on the other? The Panama Digital Nomad Visa, launched in 2021, is your ticket to just that. This visa allows professionals to immerse in the country’s beauty, all while working remotely.  Historically a haven for American retirees, Panama is now emerging […]

The Malaysia Digital Nomad Visa: Your Comprehensive Guide

Malaysia digital nomad visa guide by Bright!Tax

If you’re a remote worker with dreams of relocating to a stunning and budget-friendly destination in Southeast Asia, the Malaysia digital nomad visa might be your golden ticket. Considered by many as the easiest digital nomad visa to secure in all of Asia, Malaysia boasts both affordability and a reputation as one of the top […]

How to Move to Dubai from the USA: Visa Options for Freelancers

Bright!Tax guide: how to move to Dubai

Dreaming of a life in Dubai? You’re far from alone. This vibrant city has rapidly transformed into a global hotspot, captivating visitors with its top-notch resorts, dining, and entertainment. It’s no wonder it’s become one of the world’s most sought-after destinations. For potential expats, Dubai offers more than just glitz and glamour. There’s a thriving […]

Taxes in the UK vs. US: The Full Breakdown

UK vs. US taxes

If you’re getting ready to move to the United Kingdom, “UK vs. US taxes” will likely feature prominently in your research. Prospective US expats want to know: Do Americans pay more? When considering this question, it’s important to research beyond income taxes. There’s much to consider, including sales and property tax differences between the countries. […]

The 5 Best Places to Retire in South America for US Expats

Aerial shot of Medellin, Colombia, one of the best places to retire in South America.

As retirement nears, priorities such as quality of life and affordability factor heavily into decisions regarding where to retire, leading to researching the best place to retire in South America. South American countries feature prominently on the list of possible places to retire due to their affordability, the quality of healthcare in certain countries, and […]

Retire in Uruguay: Visas, Healthcare, Taxes, & More

Cathedral shot of Montevideo in Uruguay.

Uruguay is an attractive retirement destination for many reasons. It has a wonderful culture, beautiful beaches, a pleasant climate, and an excellent healthcare system. And when it comes to places to live, options include Montevideo, quiet and dignified coastal cities, and countryside abodes. Of course, moving to another country involves a sizeable amount of planning […]

The Estonia Digital Nomad Visa for Remote Workers

Aerial shot of Tallin, Estonia framed through the forest/

Estonia first introduced what is now known as a digital nomad visa in 2020. At the time, the visa program was the first of its kind, and yet, it anticipated a work revolution (and world) where freedom of movement and autonomy are highly valued by workers.  In the following article, we’ll break down the two […]

Starting an LLC as a Foreigner: What Non-US Citizens Should Know

An expert in US taxes discusses the implications of starting an LLC with a foreigner during a meeting.

Starting an LLC as a foreigner in the United States is a complex endeavor with many considerations to keep in mind. In this article, we’ll break down the process for nonresident aliens (NRAs) looking to establish their business presence in the land of opportunity.  We’ll begin by answering a common question, “What is an LLC?” […]

The Czech Republic Digital Nomad Visa Guide

View of Prague from the window seat of an airplane

The Czech Republic introduced its digital nomad visa in July 2023, offering an offbeat Central European destination to a select group of digital nomads. Included on the list of countries eligible to apply for the new digital nomad visa is the United States, meaning that moving to Prague or elsewhere in the Czech Republic just […]