New Form 1040 in 2019 – Everything Expats Need to Know

New Form 1040 in 2019 – Everything Expats Need to Know

Living abroad is the opportunity of a lifetime, however it can be slightly marred for American expats because they are required to continue filing a US tax return from overseas, reporting their worldwide income. Expats filing in 2019 however will find that form 1040 is new, for the first time in decades. Will new form 1040 […]

Taxes for Expats – The United States – Canada Tax Treaty

Taxes for Expats – The United States – Canada Tax Treaty

  The US-Canada tax treaty was signed in 1980, with a protocol added in 2007. The purpose of it is to prevent double taxation for Americans living in Canada and Canadians living in the US, however due to the inclusion of a ‘Savings Clause’ in Article XXIX (Miscellaneous Rules), which states that the US can […]

Foreign Tax Credit Form 1116 – What US Expats Need to Know

Foreign Tax Credit Form 1116 – What US Expats Need to Know

Since the nineteenth century, the US has required all American citizens to file a US tax return, reporting their worldwide income, even if they live abroad. This leaves American expats around the world exposed to the possibility of double taxation, having to file taxes both to the US and in the country where they live. […]

US Taxes for Expats – FATCA Filing Requirements in 2019

US Taxes for Expats – FATCA Filing Requirements in 2019

Americans who live abroad are required to continue filing a federal tax return each year, reporting their worldwide income, even if they’re also filing a tax return in the country where they’re living. When expats file their federal return they can claim one or more exemptions that the IRS has made available by filing the […]

US Tax Filing in 2019 – Everything US Expats Need To Know

US Tax Filing in 2019 – Everything US Expats Need To Know

With 2019 US tax filing season here again, in this article we take a look at everything that US expats need to know, including requirements, deadlines, rules changes, and the new form 1040. When can expats start filing? All American citizens, along with green card holders, are required to file US taxes every year, reporting […]

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 […]