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No matter where your travels take you, our expert accountants make preparing your US expat taxes quick and pain-free. We’ll show you the best ways to save and simplify the filing process.

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Living abroad? You do have to file US taxes, but you don’t have to stress about it.

We’ll help you navigate complex foreign tax rules, identify savings, and keep more money in the bank.

  1. Americans living abroad can often reduce or even eliminate their US taxes using the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, foreign tax credits, and other tax deductions. But you’ll need to follow the rules carefully and make sure to file a US tax return every year.

  2. Does the US have a tax treaty or totalization agreement with your host country? Make sure you’re familiar with how these contracts protect expats from double taxation.

  3. Regardless of your country of residence, US expats must report on foreign bank accounts and financial assets using the FBAR form. Skipping this part of your tax return can result in big penalties from the IRS.

  4. Americans abroad may have additional obligations for gift tax, inheritance and estate tax, and capital gains tax on investments and property. Find out which taxes apply to you to remain compliant.

Want to save on your US expat tax return? Greenback can help you do it!

Make the most of your overseas adventure. We’ll take care of your US taxes.

We’ve helped thousands of American expats around the globe simplify and save on their taxes. Together, we’ll review your unique tax situation—including the countries you’ve lived in, if you own a business, and whether you need to catch up on your US taxes. To get you started, here’s an overview of what most expats need to file:

Federal Tax Return

All Americans living abroad need to file a federal tax return each year, if they make over the minimum filing thresholds (12,000 for filing single, 24,000 for married filing jointly). This is true even if you are filing in the country in which you reside.


State Tax Return

This varies on the last state you lived in in the US. Some states like California or Virginia require you to file a tax return, others like Washington or Texas do not. We can advise you based on your specific situation.


FBAR Reporting

If you have a financial interest in one or more overseas financial accounts and the total value of all of the financial accounts combined was $10,000 or more during any point during the tax year.

$100 per 5 accounts

The Greenback Difference

  • We go the extra - few thousand - miles.

    Whether it is finding every possible deduction to reduce your tax liability, or providing a timely answer to a question, all Greenback accountants go above and beyond to take care of our clients all around the world.

  • Messy calculations no more.

    Our accountants do all the heavy lifting when it comes to your tax return. We don’t have you do any of the financial calculations, as many firms do.

  • No tax jargon. Just clear communication.

    We take great care to explain taxes in simple terms that you can understand. Our accountants are excellent communicators who truly want you to understand what they are doing and why.

  • Ensuring your privacy with banking-grade security.

    Your privacy is always paramount. We use 256-bit data encryption, which is the same as most banks use, to ensure the highest level of security. Each client is given a personal, password-protected online folder where they upload their tax documents. Only you and your accountant will access to the files, so your private information stays just that – private.

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