Friday means different things for different people, but for us here at Greenback, it means it’s time to brief our expat community on what happened in the news this week. Whether or not you’ve reached the end of your workweek, let’s dive into the stories that are relevant for you. This week, those cover how to prepare before calling the IRS with questions and a complete guide to 2018 US expat tax preparation.
Have a Question for the IRS? Get Ready Before You Call
The IRS reminded the public of the list of documents to have ready before calling with any questions about their taxes – and that list is extensive. The identity verification process is in place to help keep fraud to a minimum, and if you don’t have these documents on hand before you place the call, the IRS warns that you may need to call back. The list includes your social security number or ITIN, filing status, prior year’s return, a copy of the return about which you have questions, and any notices or letters you’ve received from the IRS.
2018 US Expat Tax Preparation Info
If you’re like a lot of expats, you’re gearing up for the American tax deadline in April. Though expats receive automatic extensions until June, if you owe any taxes, you’ll want to get those paid by the April deadline to avoid any interest accrual. Do you have all the information you need to get started on your US expat tax preparation this year? Our guide to this tax season simplifies those details for you.
Until Next Time
We’ll keep our ears to the ground for more expat news and report back next Friday. If you want to talk taxes before then, just reach out to our experts who are always ready for your questions!