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Running a small business abroad? Get your US Expat Taxes done right.

Spend less time worrying about taxes. Focus on leading your small business and enjoying your life abroad.

Start Your U.S. Expat Tax Return

Skip the stress. Simplify your US small business tax filing.

Whether you’re self-employed or leading a team, having your taxes done right means better financial health and security.

  1. Small business owners abroad are responsible for understanding tax requirements based on their business’ structure—for example, a sole proprietorship versus an LLC—and location. Filing accurately saves time and helps avoid audits.

  2. The US has a pay-as-you-earn system, which means small business owners may need to pay estimated taxes throughout the year. Inaccurate estimates can result in overpayment or penalties from the IRS.

  3. Outside the US, businesses still need to pay FICA and Social Security taxes. Fortunately, in some countries, Totalization Agreements will help you avoid double taxation.

  4. Self-employed expats are eligible for special tax credits that can help you and your small business save money.

File your US expat taxes like the boss you are.

We’ll review your needs to make sure your US tax filing is accurate and complete. While your situation may be unique, most small business owners working abroad will need to file the following:

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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