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Americans Working Overseas: New IRS Compliance Campaign

New IRS Compliance Campaign for Americans Working Overseas: Expatriation

The Large Business and International Division (LB&I) of the IRS recently announced the addition of six compliance campaigns. Throughout the years, compliance campaigns have come and gone, but the new campaigns are targeting Americans working overseas specifically. The IRS hasn’t given explicit information on how it expects to carry out these campaigns, but expats still…

Expatriate Tax Preparation Info

Expatriate Tax Preparation: An Overview of US Taxes Abroad

Expatriate tax preparation can be frustrating when you can’t find up-to-date information. And finding accurate, easy-to-understand info can be quite difficult. The US is one of the few countries that taxes a citizen on their worldwide income, regardless of where the income is earned. That means that you, as an American, will in all likelihood…

IRS Compliance Campaigns: Post OVDP

New IRS Compliance Campaign: Post OVDP Compliance

The IRS’ six new compliance campaigns aim to crack down on noncompliance for American taxpayers – specifically expats. One of the latest campaigns will be seeking out those who are noncompliant in the aftermath of the termination of the OVDP (Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program). What Was the OVDP? The OVDP was an amnesty program offered…

US Expat Taxes: Form 2555EZ

US Expat Taxes Explained: Form 2555-EZ for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

If you are a US citizen living and working abroad, you will likely take advantage of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE) on your US expat taxes by completing Form 2555 or 2555-EZ. The FEIE allows qualifying taxpayers to exclude up to $105,900 of foreign earned income from their 2019 US expat taxes and $103,900…