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Gifting Property To a Foreign Spouse and US Expat Taxes

There are times in life when family members exchange generous gifts with one another, such as during weddings, estate planning, or celebrations of life. However, while the focus may be on the act of giving or receiving foreign property, it is important to be aware of the tax implications that come along with it. These […]

FATCA Enforcement: What US Expats Need to Know 

For Americans living abroad, US taxes may feel like an “out of sight, out of mind” type of situation. However, the US’s citizen-based taxation system means that all citizens and permanent residents must file a tax return, regardless of where they live. To make matters more complicated, living abroad often triggers additional tax requirements and […]

The IRS Agency 2022 Annual Report: Implications for Expats

Every year, the IRS publishes an Annual Report. This report functions as a report card of sorts, dutifully noting its accomplishments and challenges.  In 2022, the IRS collected over $4.9 trillion in gross revenue to fund much of the federal government. These funds go to supporting federal infrastructures, including our national parks, air traffic control, […]

Retirement Accounts for US Expats: Options Explained

Whether or not you intend to retire abroad, there’s one thing you can never be too careful with: how you save for retirement right now. Retirement accounts for expats require careful research and planning, and for Americans living abroad, there are special considerations to take into account. In your sunset years, you’ll want to have […]

7 Key Expat Tax Planning Tips for US Remote Workers Abroad

7 Key Tax Planning Tips for US Remote Workers Abroad

Remote working is a growing global trend, particularly working remotely for a foreign company as a digital nomad. Although living in different places around the world while working from a laptop may sound great in theory, there are certain practical matters to bear in mind before embarking on this journey. Many people don’t realize that […]

US Expat Taxes for Americans Living in Australia – A Guide

Tax resoures for Americans living in Australia

There are an estimated 110,000 Americans living in Australia Australia is an incredible place to live for a variety of reasons – the laid-back culture, the warm climate, and the beaches, to name just a few. As an American expatriate living in Australia, though, what exactly do you need to know regarding filing US expat […]