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US citizens and green card holders working in Australia have to file taxes in two countries — which means twice the stress! Thankfully, you don’t have to go it alone.
We simplify US taxes for expats in Australia—while maximizing your savings.
US citizens working in Australia do need to file and pay US taxes. But understanding foreign tax credits, deductions, and exclusions for American expats can help minimize or eliminate your US tax bill.
As an American in Australia, you may need to report foreign bank accounts to the IRS. Making sure your US tax filing is complete helps avoid costly audits and penalties.
Expats have unique tax obligations for US Social Security, pensions, and Australian superannuation funds.
To avoid double taxation on income, property, and investments, expats should reference the residency rules in the US-Australia Tax Treaty.
Consulting with a tax professional can make filing faster and easier, so you can enjoy your time in Australia. That’s where Greenback comes in!
Typically, US citizens working in Australia who are up to date on their taxes need to file the items below. Of course, your individual needs may vary, for instance, if you own a business. We’ll review your situation to make sure your tax return is accurate and complete.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.