Three Things to Know About Filing Late Tax for Expats

Top Three Reasons to Get Caught Up on Late Tax for Expats Before the New Year

Still haven’t filed your 2019 tax for expats? Well, there’s never been a better time to do so! With the end of the year quickly approaching, becoming compliant on your tax obligations is a must in order to avoid penalties, pay less, keep your passport, and lower your audit risk. Read on for details about […]

Smart Money Moves: FIRE for US Expats

FIRE for US Expats: How to Make Smart Money Moves

Many expat entrepreneurs are interested in the financially independent, retire early (FIRE) movement. The tips below can help FIRE for US expats become a reality. FIRE for US Expats Can Become a Reality We’ll begin with some strategies that you should consider if your situation allows. Consider a “Tax-Free” Roth IRA Conversion. In the past […]

Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and Combat Zone Exclusion

Combat Zone Workers Can Use the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

If you work in a combat zone, you can exclude a hefty portion of your salary or compensation either through the Combat Zone Exclusion or through the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion.   What Is the Combat Zone Exclusion?  The combat zone exclusion applies to wages and compensation paid by the US government to military and civilian employees. To qualify, employees must be […]

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 […]