Case Study Physical Presence Test

Case Study: Expat Who Didn’t Yet Qualify for the Physical Presence Test

US expats must file tax returns each year, regardless of where they live. Thankfully the IRS created certain credits, deductions, and exclusions to avoid dual taxation. But here’s the catch: you must qualify as an official US expat to take advantage of these! We recently wrote about the differences between the physical presence test and […]

If All My Income is From the US, Can the Physical Presence Test Reduce My Taxes?

David McKeegan, Co-Founder of Greenback Expat Tax Services provides answers to a common question about US taxes and the implications for American expats whose income comes solely from the US. This transcript includes updates on information relevant to the 2013 and 2014 tax years. VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi everybody, I’m David McKeegan with Greenback Expat Tax Services and […]

Expat Tax Advice: Should US Expats File Federal Tax Returns?

In this brief video, Greenback Expat Tax Services President and CEO David McKeegan addresses a question that many American expats ask: “Do I need to file a federal tax return?” Hi everybody. I’m David McKeegan from Greenback Expat Tax Services. Today, I wanted to answer a question that we get all the time. The question […]

Filing Expat Tax Returns Using The Physical Presence Test

Americans living abroad need to pay special attention to specific guidelines in order to qualify for important expat tax exclusions. The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, Foreign Tax Credit, and the Foreign Housing Credit are the most important benefits American expats can leverage when filing their expat tax returns. Using these allowances will help them to […]