COMPREHENSIVE BLOG ABOUT U.S. EXPAT TAXES

Country Tax Resource Guides

In our comprehensive country tax guides, we cover everything from the basics (tax rates, due dates, social security) to more complex matters. Example- Residency in your host country, Income tax treaties with the U.S., What foreign income is taxed, If you are self employed?

Below are links to the most frequently accessed tax guides for U.S. expats. We are continually adding new countries:

U.S. Expat Taxes: Filing Taxes as an American Living in the U.A.E.
U.S. Expat Taxes: Filing Taxes as an American Living in Singapore
U.S. Expat Taxes: Filing Taxes as an American Living in Hong Kong
U.S. Expat Taxes: Filing Taxes as an American Living in Germany
U.S. Expat Taxes: Filing Taxes as an American Living in Japan
U.S. Expat Taxes: Filing Taxes as an American Living in the U.K.
U.S. Expat Taxes: Filing Taxes as an American Living in Canada
U.S. Expat Taxes: Filing Taxes as an American Living in China
U.S. Expat Taxes: Filing Taxes as an American Living in Australia

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U.S. Expatriate Taxes

The goal of this blog section on U.S. Expatriates- U.S. citizens and U.S. green card holders living and working outside the U.S.- is to provide information for U.S. Expatriates to consider prior to accepting an assignment outside the U.S. From the general concepts of U.S. taxation of ways in which U.S. persons living and working outside the U.S. can minimize their U.S. taxation, this section focuses on the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, Housing Exclusion and Deduction all found on Form 2555 and the Foreign Tax Credit found on Form 1116. Including U.S. income tax treaties and U.S. Totalization/ Social Security treaties.

General

  • How COVID-19 Affects Foreign Income and Housing Exclusions
  • Relief for tax residency impacts of COVID-19 travel disruptions
  • The TCJA and Foreign Real Property Taxes
  • What New Expats Should Do About Their Taxes
  • Facts US Expatriates Should Know About Their Taxes
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    Q&A- Expat taxes

  • I'll be Working in Another Country But Am Paid by My Company in the US; What do I Need to Know?
  • It's My First Year Abroad; How Should I File Back Home, and How do I get an Extension?
  • Are Education Assistance, Housing, and Vehicle Benefits Taxable Income?
  • How do we Handle Residency When We've Left our US Home to Foreclosure?
  • Are Lottery Winnings in a Foreign Country Taxable in the US?
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    Foreign National-Nonresident Aliens

    The goal of this blog section on Foreign National-Nonresident Aliens – Non U.S. citizens or non U.S. green card holders living and working here in the U.S.- (Non U.S. citizens or non U.S. green card holders living and working here in the U.S.)is to provide information for Foreign National-Nonresident Aliens to consider prior to accepting a U.S. assignment. From the general concepts of U.S. taxation of ways in which the U.S. taxation of nonresident alien persons living and working inside the U.S. can be minimized, this blog section will focus on the Substantial Presence Test (SPT), the 183 day test with a two year look-back period, the U.S. tax consequences of U.S. tax residency, ways in and out of U.S. tax residency, residency start and termination dates as applicable, implications after U.S. tax residency ends, the U.S. tax forms a nonresident alien will file, possible dual statuses and various elections available all in an effort to minimize U.S. tax liabilities. Including briefly U.S. income tax treaties.

     

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    Expatriation

    The goal of this blog section on Expatriation- as defined under IRC Sec 877 and 877(A)- U.S. persons renouncing their citizenship and U.S. green card holders abandoning their green cards- focusing on post June 16, 2008 expatriations, is to help examine the general U.S. tax law governing who are Covered Expatriates and how the one time Mark-to-Market tax may affect you. Including the Mark-to-Market exceptions.

     

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