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Foreign Real Estate Sales and Capital Gains Tax

foreign real estate sales

Let us pose a couple of hypotheticals for you. Perhaps you have family members living outside the US, and you’ve just inherited some property abroad. Maybe you travel internationally as a US expat and decide to buy real estate as an investment. Maybe you were looking for a home away from home. Whatever the reason, […]

A Simple Guide: IRA Contributions as an American Expat

IRA contributions American expat

Americans struggle with a lack of knowledge about their retirement plans. According to a survey by GOBankingRates, over 37% of Americans feel like they don’t know enough about retirement and need more education on how they can successfully retire.  When a US expat decides to move overseas, understanding how to contribute to their IRA retirement […]

US Tax Implications: Getting a Job Offer Abroad

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Earning a promotion is exciting – and accepting a new position overseas can be even more thrilling. Living in a new country grants you the opportunity to explore new places, soak in new cultures, and maybe even learn another language. But before you accept that job offer abroad, it’s important to weigh all of your […]

Reporting Foreign Rental Income on Property Abroad

Reporting Foreign Rental Income

US expats who live abroad make money in many different ways. Your employer in the US might offer you a position in another country or you may decide to travel and start your own business. Whether you’re freelancing or working for a traditional employer, you might also consider investing in property abroad. This could help […]

US Expat Taxes in Singapore: Your Ultimate Guide (from a CPA)

US Expat Taxes Singapore

According to the US Department of State, more than 30,000 US citizens currently live in Singapore. The futuristic city-state offers many business opportunities for expats and provides one of the highest qualities of life in the world.  However, an aspect that can make moving to Singapore a headache is filing US taxes while overseas. In […]

US Expat Taxes in Thailand: Your Ultimate Guide (from a CPA)

US expat taxes Thailand

Thailand is one of the most fascinating and most frequently visited places in Asia – and it regularly draws hundreds of thousands of American visitors each year. With a delicate balance between its cultural past and high-tech future, Thailand is a country that around 20,000 US expats call home. With a laid-back atmosphere and tropical […]

Filing State Taxes as a US Expat: What You Need to Know

Filing state taxes expat

According to estimates from the US Department of State, over nine million Americans live abroad. And now that they left the US behind, it also makes sense to leave their state tax obligations behind, right?  Surprise, surprise, that’s not always the case. Sometimes even thousands of miles away from the US, American expats may still […]