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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 US, What foreign income taxed, If you are self employed?

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

  • US Expat Taxes Explained: Filing Taxes as an American Living in Armenia
  • US Expat Taxes Explained: Filing Taxes as an American Living in Argentina
  • US Expat Taxes Explained: Filing Taxes as an American Living in Uruguay
  • US Expat Taxes Explained: Filing Taxes as an American Living in Malaysia
  • US Expat Taxes Explained: Filing as an American Living in the Dominican Republic
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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

  • General Rules For Filing The Expatriate Tax Return
  • The Meaning of Foreign Income Tax Credit
  • Expatriate Tax Return: What Is It and Why You May Need to File It?
  • BONA FIDE RESIDENT TEST

  • US expat taxpayers: How to pay off IRS tax debts

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    Q&A- Expat taxes

  • It’s My First Year Abroad; How Should I File Back Home, and How do I get an Extension?
  • I’ll be Working in Another Country But Am Paid by My Company in the US; What do I Need to Know?
  • I Don’t Think I’m Actually an Expat. Do I Need to File?
  • What Do I Need to Do About Self-Employment Taxes if I Have Already Paid into a Foreign System?
  • If I Take a Cruise Departing from the US, How Will it Affect my Physical Presence Test?
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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 US citizens or non US green card holders living and working here in the US)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.

  • Renew Your ITIN To Avoid Refund And Processing Delays

  • IRS Now Accepting ITIN Renewal Applications; Taxpayers Encouraged to Act Soon to Avoid Processing Delays in 2017

  • IRS Works to Help Taxpayers Affected by ITIN Changes; Renewals Begin in October

  • IRS Strengthens ITIN Application Requirements; Changes Will Protect Integrity of ITIN Process
  • IRS Strengthens Integrity of ITIN System; Revised Application Procedures in Effect for Upcoming Filing Season
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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.

  • IRS Reminds Those with Foreign Assets of U.S. Tax Obligations
  • State Department Raises Citizenship Renunciation Fee 422 Percent, from $450 to $2,350
  • Record number of US Expats Renounce Citizenship as New Tax Disclosure Laws Take Effect
  • US Expat Taxes: Giving Up Your US Citizenship
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