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 […]

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 […]

US Expat Taxes on Cryptocurrency

Understanding Expat Taxes on Cryptocurrency

Buying, selling, investing in, receiving, or transferring money using bitcoin, etherium, and other types of cryptocurrency have tax implications. Here’s what Americans living abroad need to know about expat taxes on cryptocurrency. What Is Cryptocurrency? Cryptocurrency refers to any virtual digital currency that is not the official currency of any country. Examples of cryptocurrency include […]

Tips and Tricks for Filing Late Expat Taxes

As an expat, there are things you need to be aware of and look out for when filing late taxes. You need to know how you can minimize penalties and interest, and you need to know when it’s time to hire a professional.        Late Filing Fees and Penalties  One of the biggest setbacks of filing taxes late are the fees […]

Foreign Housing Exclusion Calculator

A Foreign Housing Exclusion Calculator for Expats

One of the most common questions we get asked is: “How is the foreign housing exclusion calculated?” Without knowing the equation on your own or having a foreign housing exclusion calculator lying around, you risk missing qualified expenditures for the deduction and not saving all the money that you could. So, to help expats on […]

Americans Living Abroad: Foreign Housing Exclusion Guide

Foreign Housing Exclusion Basics for Americans Living Abroad

The Foreign Housing Exclusion is a money-saving provision that can help Americans living abroad reduce their tax liability. Plus, it is closely tied to the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Find out the basics in the guide for expats below. What is the Foreign Housing Exclusion? The Foreign Housing Exclusion is available to US expats (which […]

Filing Taxes Abroad: A Guide

Planning to Move Abroad? Start Here.

Did you know that, by the most recent estimates available, nearly ten million Americans live abroad? They come from diverse backgrounds, move abroad for different reasons, and establish their lives in remarkably different locations – from teaching at schools in remote areas of South America to working for international banks in Singapore to retiring on […]

4 Steps to Expat Income Taxes

Four Steps to Expat Income Tax Bliss

If you feel overwhelmed thinking about the expat income tax deadlines, that’s perfectly understandable! Having to sort through and locate tax documents can be quite daunting. Furthermore, as expats, the typical end of year 1099s or W-2s, which summarize your tax data, are not generated by foreign countries. To make filing a little simpler, we […]