US Expat Tax

US Expat Tax Implications for the Adventurous American Digital Nomad

In this world of endless connectivity and worldwide telecommuting, the “digital nomad” has become an increasingly popular way of living and working. Being a digital nomad allows you to free yourself to live anywhere in the world while still earning a living. While this type of freedom allows you endless opportunities to expand your horizons, […]

Tracking Travel for US Expat Tax Returns

Tracking Travel Can Be Tricky for Americans Filing US Expat Tax Returns

There are no shortage of complaints from US expats who are frustrated with the complexity and burden of filing US taxes. It seems that everywhere they turn, things are simply more complicated. FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Report) forms, FATCA forms (to disclose overseas assets) and qualifying as an official US expat to gain the best […]

Tax Preparation Simplified – Gathering Documents for your Expat Accountants

This week, David McKeegan, Co-Founder of Greenback Expat Tax Services, outlines all the important documents you need to gather to help the expert expat accountants at Greenback prepare your US expat tax return.   VIDEO TRANSCRIPT Hi everybody. I’m David McKeegan with Greenback Expat Tax Services. And I’m here today to discuss what you need […]

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 […]

Understanding the Bona Fide Resident Test – US Expat Taxes Explained

Americans living and working abroad are privy to a host of available tax deductions, credits, and benefits when filing for their US expat taxes. These allowances help US expats avoid dual taxation. They also allow them to claim many important exclusions, like the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. In order to qualify however, US expatriates living […]