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 […]

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 […]

Findings and Insights From the 2019 US Expat Opinion Survey

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year’s US Expat Opinion Survey. Now that it’s over and the results have been collected , we want to share some of the most important insights you shared. From government representation to potential changes to the tax laws, take a moment to review this important information in […]

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 […]

Tips for Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 2019

Tips and Updates on the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 2019

The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE) is a handy money-saving provision that you’re definitely going to want to become familiar with if you happen to be an expat. How can you qualify for the exclusion? How is the maximum amount of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 2019 determined? Get the answers you need below. How […]

What Is the Foreign Housing Exclusion? A Guide for Expats

The Foreign Housing Exclusion, sometimes referred to as the Foreign Housing Allowance or Foreign Housing Deduction, is a lesser-known money saver that can help limit expats’ tax liability. With appropriate preparation and a little foresight, this exclusion can increase the affordability of living overseas. And better yet, if you’re planning on using the Foreign Earned […]