12 Things Expats Need to Know if They’re Behind on Taxes, Including Changes for 2019

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Are you Behind on Your US Expat Taxes? Don’t Panic – Learn the 12 Things You Need to Know!

We understand how daunting it can be to be behind on expat taxes, but rest assured it’s a relatively common experience. And while it can feel complicated and overwhelming on where to start, it’s easier than you think. The experts at Greenback have created this guide to outline the 12 things you need to know and do to get back on track with your taxes. Peace of mind can be yours by simply following these steps and we’re here to help every step of the way.

This tax guide will help you determine the next steps you should take to become compliant. Download it today!

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What You Will Learn

1

What you need to know about the history of IRS amnesty and later filer programs.

2

Which amnesty programs exist, which ones may be going away and which program is right for you.

3

How penalties, interest and other consequences could potentially impact you and how to avoid them.

4

What documents you'll need to gather and when it's best to file for your individual situation.

5

What documents you'll need to gather and next steps for getting back on track with your taxes.

6

How to stay compliant moving forward and how to stay in-the-know year over year.

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