Central Provident Funds for Expats in Singapore

How the IRS Treats Central Provident Funds (CPFs)

Expats who live in Singapore will want to know about CPFs, otherwise known as Central Provident Funds. These funds comprise the Singaporean social security program that allows working Singapore citizens as well as permanent residents to save money for retirement. Other portions of the Central Provident Fund focus on social programs like healthcare, owning a […]

Impact of Buying and Selling Property on US Expat Taxes

US Expat Taxes: Buying and Selling Real Estate Abroad

Moving abroad is a stressful process, even moreso when you throw in property purchases abroad and the impact on your US expat taxes. So many issues surround the ownership of foreign property, including market conditions, foreign mortgages, exchange rates, new cultures, and even different legal structures. As you may already know, a US citizen’s worldwide […]

US Taxation of Foreign Pensions

US Taxation of Foreign Pensions: What Expats Need to Know

Understanding foreign pensions can be difficult, especially when you already have to navigate the often-complicated US taxation process while living abroad! Whether you’re planning to retire overseas or move back to the US eventually, you should be aware of these facts regarding your foreign pension. Foreign Pensions and US Taxation: The Basics Over nine million […]

SIPP Taxation: US Expat in the UK

SIPP Taxation: A Guide for the US Expat in the UK

Because the US has a citizenship-based taxation system, income earned abroad is subject to federal taxation regardless of the income source. Then again, earnings on certain qualified US retirement funds receive preferential tax treatment; so, the question naturally arises: do any foreign retirement funds get special treatment in US taxes? If you’re a US expat […]