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When you live abroad, it is easy to fall out of compliance with IRS tax laws. One of the programs to provide relief and moving forward is the IRS Fresh Start Initiative. Unfortunately, if you failed to pay your taxes on time and/or file the required paperwork, you may find that you owe a substantial … Continue reading Fresh Start Initiative – Moving Forward
Are you behind on your taxes? Do you need back taxes help? First: don’t panic. It’s a common enough situation that the IRS has a set of policies and procedures already in place. While owing taxes to the government certainly isn’t a pleasant experience, it’s also not the end of the world. There are a … Continue reading Back Taxes Help – Solving Back Tax Issues
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
Form 8938 is part of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA. It is a form that discloses accounts and assets held in other countries outside of the United States. If you are obligated to make a report of your foreign assets and/or accounts under FATCA, you will need to file the IRS Form … Continue reading Do I Need To File Form 8938? Determine If You Need to File The FBAR, Form 8938 or Both
If your financial institution has requested a W-9, you may be wondering about the purpose of this form, how to complete it, and why your bank needs it. Luckily, this form is fairly straightforward. To get a sense of the essentials, check out this list of frequently asked questions. 1. What Is A W-9 and … Continue reading What Is a W-9 and Why Does My Financial Institution Want Me to Sign One?
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