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Taxes for American Expats in Germany

Everything American Expats in Germany Need to Know about Taxes

Beautiful Germany is a popular destination for Americans moving abroad due to numerous international headquarters located in the country and a large military presence in cities like Munich, Berlin, Essen, and many others. If you’re one of the many American expats in Germany, you will want to know how your situation will affect your taxes….

Expats Working in Afghanistan

Expats Working in Afghanistan: Are They Tax Exempt?

While working in Afghanistan, some of your income may be tax exempt thanks to exclusions that lower your US tax bill. The IRS-defined differences between a military contractor and a government worker determine what exemptions the two categories of workers can get. So, let’s talk about the expats working in Afghanistan, and what type of…

Military Contractors and the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Tax Savings in Afghanistan: The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE)

Good tax news is hard to find, but recently, the Bipartisan Budget Act changed the tax home stipulation for contractors as well as employees of contractors, so long as they worked in the US armed forces. To be eligible, they also must work in IRS-determined combat zones. Now, military contractors can claim the Foreign Earned Income…