US Expat Taxes and Deductions

US Expat Taxes Explained: Common Deductions and Credits

There are many deductions and credits available in the US tax code to help you reduce your taxable income and income taxes. Some are specifically tailored to US expats, and can help to lower your US expat taxes to zero, and might even get you a refund! Foreign Earned Income Exclusion The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion […]

Can the Foreign Housing Exclusion Save You More?

Expats often find that their living expenses are dramatically increased as a result of living abroad. This is especially true for those living in notoriously expensive cities, like Hong Kong. This infographic explains the Foreign Housing Exclusion, which allows you to exclude certain living expenses from your foreign earned income to reduce your overall US […]

Foreign Housing Exclusion and your US expatriate taxes

Save More on Your US Expatriate Taxes with the Foreign Housing Exclusion

Americans living abroad can deduct a certain amount of their foreign housing expenses from their US expatriate taxes using the Foreign Housing Exclusion. While there is a set ‘base’ amount, some cities qualify for an increased allowance because of their higher cost of living. Check out this infographic to find out how to calculate the […]

Moving Abroad US Tax for Expats

Best Ways to Lower US Tax for Expats Working Abroad

More and more Americans are moving overseas for career opportunities. Whether you’re relocating for the short-term or the long-term, there will be tax implications for you to consider. While you will still be required to file a US tax return and report your worldwide income, there are provisions in place to help reduce US tax […]

US Expat in Europe? You May Be Able to Deduct Even More From Your Expatriate Tax Return!

Did you know that if you reside in certain cities in Europe, you may be able to claim a higher deduction on your Foreign Housing Allowance (FHA)? That means a greater deduction on your expatriate tax return, and less you may owe Uncle Sam. Check it out!   (For a larger view, click here)    […]

What is the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE)?

All US citizens are required to pay US taxes on their earned income. Thankfully, US expats have the opportunity to deduct a significant portion of their income with the FEIE. David McKeegan, Co-Founder of Greenback Expat Tax Services explains FEIE and how you can qualify for this valuable deduction. The video transcript includes updates to […]