Greenback’s Expatriate Tax News and Tips for US Expats

Top Five Ways to Prepare for 2019 Expat Taxes

Planning for the year ahead is an excellent idea for all taxpayers, but it’s basically a necessity when it comes to expat taxes. Want to make sure you’ve done everything you can to be proactive (at least, expat tax-wise) before 2019? Check these five items off your to-do list, and you’ll know you’re as prepped…

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…

Expatriate Tax Preparation: The Documents You Need to Make Expat Tax Prep Easy

Expatriate tax preparation can sometimes feel like a tough process. It doesn’t have to be! Understanding what docs to provide will make the process go smoother on both sides. BASIC INFORMATION Tax Questionnaire Once you engage an accounting practice for your overseas tax return preparation you will likely be provided with a “Tax Questionnaire.” This form…