Taxes for Expats – The US – Switzerland Tax Treaty

Taxes for Expats - The US - Switzerland Tax Treaty

The US – Switzerland tax treaty was signed in 1996, with an additional protocol added in 2009. The purpose of the treaty is to prevent double taxation for Americans living in Switzerland and Swiss living in the US, however it doesn’t prevent US citizens living in Switzerland from having to file US taxes. US taxes for expats in […]

Expat Attorney Monte Silver Turns Sights on GILTI

Expat Attorney Monte Silver Turns Sights on GILTI

Leading US tax attorney Monte Silver has been locked in a legal action with the IRS for over a year, in defense of American expats with a small business registered abroad. All American citizens, including expats, are required to file US taxes every year, reporting their worldwide income and their offshore financial accounts and businesses. […]

David Miller Awarded Bright!Tax Global Scholar Award

David Miller Global Scholar

David Miller is the first recipient of the Bright!Tax Global Scholar Award in 2020. Bright!Tax is the leading provider of US tax services for Americans living abroad. With expat clients in over 190 countries, Bright!Tax is keenly aware of the benefits of living abroad, and how the over 9 million US expats are both the new American […]

How to File US Taxes from Abroad as an Expat

How to File US Taxes from Abroad as an Expat

Living abroad is in many ways a pleasure and a privilege, however for American expats the experience is slightly marred by having to continue filing US taxes. This is because the US taxes based on citizenship, so all US expats (who meet minimum income requirements) have to file, reporting their worldwide income, even if they […]

US Taxation of Foreign Retirement Accounts for Expats

US Taxation of Foreign Retirement Accounts for Expats

Nine million Americans live abroad, and expats employed by foreign firms in particular, often have foreign retirement accounts. Because the US tax system is based on citizenship, all US citizens, including expats, have to file a tax return to the IRS every year, reporting their worldwide income and assets. Foreign retirement plans often have tax benefits […]

Second Round of Stimulus Checks Update for Expats

Second Round of Stimulus Checks Update for Expats

Update 7/29/20 – Second Round of Stimulus Checks for Expats Announced – read more here. In May, the House of Representatives passed the HEROES (Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions) Act, a second relief package, following March’s CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security) Act. As with CARES, HEROES contains the provision for a stimulus […]

Taxes for Expats – The US – Australia Tax Treaty

Taxes for Expats - The US - Australia Tax Treaty

The US – Australia tax treaty was signed in 1982, with an additional protocol added in 2001. The purpose of the treaty is to prevent double taxation for Americans living in Australia and Australians living in the US, however it doesn’t prevent US citizens living in Australia from having to file US taxes. US taxes for expats in […]