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Everything American Expats Need to Know About US State Taxes in 2020

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Read Our Guide Before Moving Abroad to Find Out What You Need to Know About Your Home State, in Terms of Taxes!

A lesser-known thorn in the side of many expats is the retained requirement to file state taxes each year. All states impose some taxes, but not all states impose income taxes, and the filing requirement alone can cost expats annually. Some states are trickier than others, and these states are called sticky states. And sticky states make residency termination a hardship, and they will often deem you a resident even if you have moved abroad permanently. If you are planning a move abroad, this guide will help you make smart tax decisions in advance of your transition out of the US. If you’ve already moved abroad, this guide will help you know what filing requirements you face and make decisions about cutting ties to avoid more tax obligations. Download our free, comprehensive guide today!

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What You Will Learn

  • How to file a state return from abroad.
  • Which are the top seven states in which to maintain residency, for tax purposes.
  • Which states are the worst for residency.
  • In-depth info about California, New Mexico, South Carolina, and Virginia (the sticky states).
  • How virtual mailboxes can help you avoid a tax-filing requirement.
  • How to cut ties to limit your chances of being considered a tax resident.

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