Weekly Expat Tax News Roundup

Welcome to the expat tax news roundup! The year is flying by and the October 15th tax deadline has come and gone. If this one snuck up on you, read on to find out what to do about filing late taxes. We’ve also got a handy list of documents you may need in order to prepare for your expat taxes, a free webinar on streamlined filing, and more!

October 15th Deadline

Time flies when you’re having fun abroad! But this week marked the final deadline of the year for expats to file their US Federal Tax returns and, if applicable, their FBARs (Foreign Bank Account Reporting). Take a peek at a few questions to make sure you’ve completely tackled this last tax deadline of the year, and if you’re not, find out how you can become compliant with the IRS.

The Widget Hits the World

Have you had a chance to check out the new ballot request tool for US expats? Through our partnership with the Overseas Vote Foundation, we’re excited to launch an overseas ballot request to support US expats and provide easy access to the resources needed to make your voice heard from anywhere in the world!

What Documents Do You Need to Gather for Expat Tax Preparation?

In addition to understanding which tax laws apply to you as an American living abroad, it’s also important that you know what documents you need for your US expat tax preparation. We’ve put together a list of documents you may need to not only finalize your tax return but to also protect yourself in the event of an IRS audit. Get the list here.

Filing Late Taxes? Don’t Miss this FREE Webinar!

If you need to get caught up on your expat taxes because you haven’t filed in years or didn’t know you needed to file, be sure to register for our FREE webinar, Streamlined Filing: How to Catch Up on Your Taxes Penalty-Free on Tuesday, October 30th at Noon GMT. We’ll be helping expats across the globe learn how to become compliant without facing any harsh penalties in the process, plus a live Q&A session at the end so you can be sure to get the answers you need. Space is limited, so register today!

Greenback Review of the Week

Thank you, Barbara G! We are so happy to have you as a customer, and we look forward to providing your coworkers with the same great level of customer service!

Have a Coworker who needs Help with Expat Taxes?

We would love to help! When you tell your friends about Greenback, you’ll receive $25 off your next tax prep services with Greenback once they’ve completed their Federal Tax Returns. Refer your friends today!

Anything else? Just Let us know!

Whether you have questions or comments, or just need some motivation to get started, we love to hear from our expat community! Each Greenback accountant specializes in expat taxes, so when you contact us, we’ll be ready to get you headed in the right direction.