Americans Working Overseas: New IRS Compliance Campaign

New IRS Compliance Campaign for Americans Working Overseas: Expatriation

The Large Business and International Division (LB&I) of the IRS recently announced the addition of six compliance campaigns. Throughout the years, compliance campaigns have come and gone, but the new campaigns are targeting Americans working overseas specifically. The IRS hasn’t given explicit information on how it expects to carry out these campaigns, but expats still […]

IRS Amnesty Program for Renouncing Citizens

A New IRS Amnesty Program Is Here: Relief Procedures for Certain Former Citizens

Amidst all the news of looming IRS crackdowns, a bit of relief is on the way. Recently, a brand new IRS amnesty program was launched for those who have renounced their American citizenship (or even those who intend to!), called “Relief Procedures for Certain Former Citizens.” These procedures are intended to incentivize noncompliant taxpayers to […]

The Latest Citizenship Renunciation Numbers, and What They Mean for Expats

Many expats have a love-hate relationship with their American citizenship. While they may love being American citizens, the ongoing tax-filing requirements can make the burden of remaining a citizen too much to bear. Each quarter the Federal Register publishes the American citizenship renunciation numbers, and the numbers often reflect a number of different trends for […]

Filing Taxes Late and Expat Passport Revocation

Filing Taxes Late? Your American Passport Could Be Revoked

Expats’ passports are their lifelines. The freedom to travel without restriction between countries is not a luxury – for many expats, it is the only way to see their families. The loss of a passport could affect their eligibility to work and much more. But recently, the IRS has started cracking down on Americans abroad […]

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 […]

US Expatriate Citizenship Renunciation

Three Hidden Disadvantages to US Expatriate Citizenship Renunciation

Each year, our expat opinion survey shows that citizenship renunciation weighs heavily on the minds of expats everywhere, and the US taxation system is often cited as the reason. Renouncing US citizenship may seem like a good decision – especially if you have dual citizenship or have been living outside the US for several years […]

2019 Q1 Citizenship Renunciation Totals and US Expatriate's Tax

Citizenship Renunciation and US Expatriate’s Tax in 2019

Check out our summary on the first quarter citizenship renunciation numbers that were recently published in the Federal Register. These numbers are often reflective of several issues that concern expats: taxes, political environment, and more. But typically, one of the top factors is US expatriate’s tax. Let’s take a look at the recent development in […]

Americans Living Abroad Participate in Tax Survey

Democrats Abroad Survey Finds Americans Living Abroad Face Extreme Tax-Paying Difficulties

Earlier this year, Democrats Abroad (an organization dedicated to providing Americans living abroad a Democratic voice in the government and electing Democratic candidates by mobilizing the overseas vote) conducted an in-depth survey of almost ten thousand expats. The results of the survey echoed Greenback’s findings from last year: Expat taxes pose a constant burden and […]

Take the 2019 US Expat Opinion Survey

Top Three Reasons You Should Take the 2019 US Expat Opinion Survey

Every year, Greenback surveys expats living around the globe about their opinions on everything from taxation to citizenship renunciation to political and ideological beliefs. These surveys help gauge trends in the expat community and raise the profile of pressing issues; but beyond that, expats who participate in the survey could win a grand prize. Read […]