Greenback’s Expatriate Tax News and Tips for US Expats

Three Things to Know About Filing Late Tax for Expats

Top Three Reasons to Get Caught Up on Late Tax for Expats Before the New Year

Still haven’t filed your 2019 tax for expats? Well, there’s never been a better time to do so! With the end of the year quickly approaching, becoming compliant on your tax obligations is a must in order to avoid penalties, pay less, keep your passport, and lower your audit risk. Read on for details about…

Tax for US Citizens Living Abroad

The New Deferred Compensation Compliance Campaign and Tax for US Citizens Living Abroad

If you don’t keep up with IRS news these days, that’s okay, because Greenback is keeping track of it for you. This past year, the IRS shifted its focus pretty vigorously towards compliance and tax for US citizens living abroad. And recently, the IRS launched six new compliance campaigns. These campaigns give us insight into…

Smart Money Moves: FIRE for US Expats

FIRE for US Expats: How to Make Smart Money Moves

Many expat entrepreneurs are interested in the financially independent, retire early (FIRE) movement. The tips below can help FIRE for US expats become a reality. FIRE for US Expats Can Become a Reality We’ll begin with some strategies that you should consider if your situation allows. Consider a “Tax-Free” Roth IRA Conversion. In the past…

Citizenship Renunciation and US Expat Estimates

State Department Estimates, Citizenship Renunciation, and US Expats

The US Department of State’s Bureau of Consular Affairs is an agency tasked with protecting the lives and interests of US expats overseas. You may be familiar with them if you or someone you know has experienced births, deaths, disasters, arrests, or medical emergencies during your time abroad. Infrequently, they release data about how many…

Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and Combat Zone Exclusion

Combat Zone Workers Can Use the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

If you work in a combat zone, you can exclude a hefty portion of your salary or compensation either through the Combat Zone Exclusion or through the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion.   What Is the Combat Zone Exclusion?  The combat zone exclusion applies to wages and compensation paid by the US government to military and civilian employees. To qualify, employees must be…