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Best Ways to Get Caught Up On American Expat Taxes: Infographic

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If you are behind on your US expat tax returns, fear not! It is easier than ever to get caught up…and many of you can become compliant without any late filing or FBAR penalties! Check out this infographic which gives you all the options!     Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Infographic courtesy of… Read more

8 Most Important Things to Know About Turkish and US Tax for Expats in Turkey

8 most important things to know about Turkish and US tax for expats in Turkey
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From the azure shores of the Aegean and Mediterranean seas to the exquisite seafood and the Turkish culinary culture, expats are realizing that the beauty of Turkey has gone largely unnoticed. If you have decided to make Turkey your home temporarily or permanently, it’s important to know the tax laws that will affect both in… Read more

Swiss Banks Targeting those with FATCA Banking Woes

Swiss Bank and FATCA Woes
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If you haven’t had any issues with your foreign bank, you may be feeling quite lucky. But not so fast. The number of banks and investment companies turning away American clients is growing and is quickly becoming a major headache for US expats living abroad. Life as an expat is challenging enough but with difficulties… Read more

How to Exclude Foreign Income When Working Part-Time in the US

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Qualifying for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion can be tricky if you aren’t living and working overseas 100% of the time. How does the IRS determine who qualifies and who does not? David McKeegan explains in this brief video. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi everybody. I’m David McKeegan with Greenback Expat Tax Services and our question today… Read more

Best Places to Live as a US Expat (Infographic)

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If you think the expat lifestyle might be for you, check out this infographic to find out the best places to live as a US expat! Share this Image On Your Site <p><strong>Infographic courtesy of www.greenbacktaxservices.com.</strong></p><br /><br /><br /> <p><a href=’http://www.greenbacktaxservices.com/blog/best-places-live-us-expat-infographic’><img src=’http://www.greenbacktaxservices.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Best-Places-to-Live-as-an-Expat.jpg’ alt=’Best Places to Live as an Expat’ width=’540px’ border=’0′ /></a></p><br /><br /><br />… Read more

Best Expat Tax Advice for Americans Living in Albania

Best Expat Tax Advice for Americans Living in Albania
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This small Mediterranean country is hidden gem. From the snow-capped mountains to the sparkling ocean waters in the summer, you may be completely enveloped in the mystery and rich culture of Albania. If you have decided to live in Albania, it is important to know how it will affect your taxes. Fortunately, we have the… Read more

US Expats Can Still Rock the Vote!

US expats rock the vote
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It may not be a presidential election year, but that doesn’t mean that there is no benefit to voting! In the November 2014 elections, all the seats in the House of Representatives and one third of the Senate seats will be up for grabs. Will you make your vote count? Rocking the Vote If you… Read more

Can the Foreign Tax Credit Reduce Future US Expat Taxes?

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What if you use the Foreign Tax Credit to offset your US expat taxes, but you can’t use all that is available to you? Do you simply lose the credits? David McKeegan, Co-Founder of Greenback Expat Tax Services, explains the Foreign Tax Credit and what you can do with extra credits. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi everybody. … Read more

Shop here. Ship There. Affordably. Conveniently.

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The following is a guest post from Ken Crouse of PacMe.com, a convenient and ultra-logical shipping solution for expats around the world.  Unless you are a die-hard expat who feels you ‘really are just a local now’, you probably miss shopping online in the US.  Online shopping offers you: Variety—you get exactly what you want Affordability—you can bargain shop… Read more

8 Ways Living in Korea Impacts Your Expat Income Tax Return

Expat Tax Return South Korea
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The official name of South Korea is the Republic of Korea.  It is endearingly called Korea by the self-sufficient people who know it as their homeland.  Korea has experienced rapid economic growth rate over the past few decades.  As part of their efforts to continue that growth Korea has added tax rules that benefit expats… Read more