Tax Season 2020 for Expats

Tax Season 2020 Begins January 27th

This week, the IRS announced the start date for tax season 2020: January 27th. That means you can’t file your return until January 27th, but you can make sure you’re ready beforehand. Here’s how expats can prepare this season. Documents for Tax Season 2020 If you’re an American living abroad, you can start getting all […]

How the IRS Finds Expats with Late Taxes

How the IRS Can Find You if Your Taxes Are Delinquent

If you’re an American living abroad who hasn’t filed taxes since you relocated, you may be surprised to hear that you are considered by the IRS to be delinquent regarding your tax-filing obligations. Many Americans don’t realize that their citizenship means a lifelong tax-filing requirement to the US government, regardless of their location. Worse yet, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guide to Extensions and Deadlines for US Tax Returns

Check Out Our Free Guide to Deadlines and Extensions for US Tax Returns

Meeting deadlines for your US tax returns can be difficult for the average American. For expats, there’s an added layer of complexity. You may be facing reporting requirements you had never previously heard of, like FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Reporting) or FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) Form 8938. Many expats are unaware of their […]