2019 E-filing Shutdown Myths

2019 Tax Season Myths Busted

Rumors have been swirling about the state of the IRS since the government shutdown, including how the tax season would hypothetically be affected by a potential impending e-filing shutdown. Don’t be fooled! We have the facts for expats straight from our experts, many of whom are expats themselves. The Myths Some news outlets are reporting […]

Tax Filing Season Is Upon Us

Ready or not, tax filing season has come! Expats, don’t wait until the last minute to find out what you need to do to file your taxes! Be prepared for the 2019 tax deadline and find out what changes lie in store for expat taxes. Tax Filing Season Begins Today! The IRS recently announced that […]

Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act

Breaking News: Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act of 2018

Congressman George Holding, US Representative from North Carolina, has introduced a bill called the “Tax Fairness for Americans Abroad Act of 2018,” just before the Congressional holiday recess. The bill, also known as H.R. 7358, would exempt foreign income earned by US expats from taxation. This is huge news for all Americans living abroad; let’s […]

Expat News Update: IRS Announces New Voluntary Disclosure Program

This past September, the IRS terminated the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program, stating that the program had fulfilled its potential, having been open for a decade (although revised periodically) and being used by over 56,000 taxpayers. However, the IRS just announced that they are initiating a new iteration of the program with modified rules. Find out […]

The National Taxpayer Advocate’s Report: 2018 Filing Season Review and 2019 Objectives

The National Taxpayer Advocate’s Report is published biennially by the Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS), an independently run organization that serves as a type of watchdog for IRS performance. The mid-year report addressed the ethical issue of confiscating passports based on tax non-compliance, a matter of great importance to expats around the world. The newly released […]