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Living the Tax-Free Life in Qatar? Don’t Forget About US Expat Taxes!

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Want to live in a tax-free country in the Middle East? Then Qatar is your destination! But hold on…just because Qatar doesn’t have taxes, it doesn’t mean YOU don’t have any taxes! You are still responsible for your US expat taxes and this video explains the details of your filing obligations. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Qatar has… Read more

Expat Accountants Share Best Tax Tips for Americans in the Bahamas

Bahamas Expat Accountant Advice
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It’s better in the Bahamas. That’s their motto and those who live there would probably agree wholeheartedly! Whether you are basking in the sun on Grand Bahama Island or enjoying the bustling nightlife on Paradise Island, the gorgeous country of the Bahamas is a virtual paradise for expats. But are there effects on your taxes… Read more

Behind on US Expat Taxes? This Webinar is for You!

US Expat Taxes Webinar
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If you are one of the millions of Americans who are behind on their US expat taxes, don’t miss this free webinar “Getting Caught Up on US Expat Taxes”! This live interactive event on Wednesday, November 5 at 8am EST will provide all the answers you need about becoming compliant on your US taxes. What You Will… Read more

Social Security: Will your Non-US Spouse Lose Out on Benefits?

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Many expats choose to retire abroad and enjoy an exciting, unique (and sometimes less expensive!) life abroad. But if you have chosen to marry a non-US spouse, it is important to consider how the US handles the distribution of Social Security benefits. Will he/she receive full survivor benefits? Dependent or spousal Social Security? In this brief… Read more

US Taxes Follow You Wherever You Go—Even as Far as China!

US Taxes in China
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Each year, thousands of Americans flock to the majestic country of China, many of them for employment opportunities. It certainly is a large change from life in the US, so much time and effort is spent integrating to the Chinese culture and busy lifestyle. But have you thought about your US tax obligations while living… Read more

How to Save Money on Your Expat Tax Return by Deducting Moving Costs and Expenses

How to Save Money on Your Expat Tax Return by Deducting Moving Costs and Expenses
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Most American expats return home to the US after a period of time abroad. Whether you have been gone six months or six years, you will incur the same types of expenses during your move. With an overseas move, these costs are significantly higher than costs when you are moving within the same country. Thankfully… Read more

Foreign Countries Luring US Expats to Retire Abroad

US Expat Retiring Abroad
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Many Americans choose to retire abroad—that’s old news! But what is ‘new’, are the foreign countries actually trying to attract retirees with special benefits and discounts, reserved for those age 65 or over. Retiring Abroad – is it for you? According to the Social Security Administration, nearly 50,000 retired workers and their spouses collected Social Security… Read more

Snow Birds and Other Non-US Citizens May Not Escape US Income Tax

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Every year, millions of people travel to the US, oftentimes for extended periods of time to escape cold, harsh winters in other countries. While it may be surprising, non-US citizens may be liable for US taxation for the time they are present in the US. Confused? We understand–let David McKeegan, Greenback’s Co-Founder, explain the ins and… Read more

Easy Steps to Filing US Expat Taxes Under the Streamlined Procedures

Filing for the Streamlined Procedures
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How to File for the Streamlined Filing Procedures The US is one of only two countries that taxes its citizens on their worldwide income, regardless of where they reside. This fact comes as a shock to many, including many of the estimated 7.6 million Americans living abroad. The IRS estimates that only half of all… Read more

Top 8 Things to Know About US Taxes Living Abroad in Indonesia

Top 8 Things to Know About US Taxes Living Abroad in Indonesia
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If you have ever seen pictures of Indonesia, you will no doubt understand why it is a popular expat destination. With crystal clear waters and pristine beaches, gorgeous mountains, rich culture and the reputation of a fabulous lifestyle in Bali, more expats around the world are calling Indonesia home. But how a move impact your… Read more