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With changing French laws and confusion over tax credits for US citizens, navigating your expat taxes can feel like a daunting task. At times like these, you need a professional in your corner!
From tax credits to deadlines to refunds, we help you file your US expat taxes with confidence.
If you are a US citizen who lived or worked in France during the past decade, you may be owed a refund from the IRS due to an incorrect interpretation of the US-France Tax Treaty. To get back what you’re owed, you’ll need to file an amended return for each year a refund is due.
While living in France, US citizens may need to pay property or rental taxes, capital gains taxes, and inheritance taxes.
Expats pay Social Security taxes in either the US or France based on the type of work being done and the duration of employment.
Recent changes to French tax law have complicated matters further by affecting foreign tax credits for US citizens.
Want to keep more money in your pocket? Understanding tax requirements for US citizens in France is the key! That’s where Greenback comes in.
While individual tax needs may vary—for example, if you own a business or need to get caught up on your US filings—most Americans working in France will need to provide the following:
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
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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.
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