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The United States tax code is incredibly lengthy and complex. However, if you live in another country and have U.S. tax obligations, understanding certain aspects of this code is essential. Below are 40 Things You Need To Know About US Expat Taxes to make sure you are in compliance when it’s time to file your … Continue reading 40 Things You Need To Know About US Expat Taxes
Expat Living In Costa Rica Living in Costa Rica is a popular choice among people who once lived in the United States. With its excellent healthcare system, desirable food and breathtaking landscape, it is no wonder that expats choose this country for residence. This article on US Expat Tax In Costa Rica will provide a brief … Continue reading US Expat Tax In Costa Rica – U.S. Tax Advice For US Expatriates In Costa Rica
Expat Living In Colombia Food, friends and festivals—that’s what you can expect as an American expat living in Colombia. Colombia is a popular South American destination for several reasons: a dramatically low cost of living, diverse culture and, of course, the scenery. This article on US Expat Tax in Colombia will provide a brief intro … Continue reading US Expat Tax In Colombia – U.S. Tax Advice For US Expatriates In Colombia
Expat Living in Bermuda Many U.S. expats call Bermuda home, and in fact, nearly 10 to 15% of the island’s inhabitants are American citizens or expats from other countries. The island boasts great weather, flawless beaches, beautiful sunsets, and a fun culture, but in exchange for those amenities, you can expect a relatively high cost … Continue reading U.S. Expat Tax in Bermuda — Tax Advice for U.S. Expatriates in Bermuda
Expat Living In Panama Living in Panama has much to offer and has long been popular with those who live north of the border in the U.S. It provides a great intercultural experience and incredible food. It is also a popular retirement destination for Americans. The country boasts beautiful beaches, fascinating attractions, friendly locals, an … Continue reading US Expat Tax In Panama – U.S. Tax Advice For US Expatriates In Panama
Many U.S. taxpayers are confused about the reporting requirements for foreign pension plans. Although the IRS has posted information on this topic, the average taxpayer may still have questions. Because the reporting requirements are complex and the associated penalties are harsh, it is important for every affected taxpayer to understand these laws. Participation In A Foreign Pension U.S. taxpayers … Continue reading U.S. Tax Treatment Of A Foreign Pension
The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), passed in December 2017 made significant changes in the tax law that apply to shareholder’s of foreign corporations and required the creation of the IRS Form 8992 as well as a revision of Form 5471. This has drastically and fundamentally changed how controlled foreign corporations (CFCs) will operate … Continue reading Form 8992 [Updated 2019] – GILTI Calculation
What is FATCA ? The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, is a law that was enacted in March 2010. The purpose of this act is to prevent tax evasion involving offshore accounts, as well as to promote better overall tax compliance among people with foreign financial assets. The provisions of this law have … Continue reading What is FATCA?
Form 8858 is a form often required by the IRS for people who own certain foreign entities. If you are required to complete this form, you must do it accurately and on time to avoid incurring penalties from the IRS. What Is Form 8858? Form 8858 is entitled “Information Return of U.S. Persons with Respect … Continue reading What You Need to Know About Form 8858
If you are an expat, you are still required to comply with all of the relevant expat tax laws in the United States, which often includes filing an annual return and/or other tax paperwork. Because these laws can be so complicated, and because the penalties for failing to comply are so harsh, many expats wisely … Continue reading Everything Expats Need to Know About Working With U.S. Tax Professionals