Accidental Americans – Do you Need to Get Tax Compliant?

September 30, 2018

Did your bank mail you a letter enforcing FATCA? Did the embassy inform you of your tax obligations? Did you just hear at the last dinner party about how a U.S Citizenship automatically triggers tax filing requirements?  If you happened to stumble across to our page from any of those points, you might be panicking. We are here to say BREATHE – don’t stress. You are not alone and there is a rather straightforward process to get you back on the tax compliant track with the IRS… Read on as we’ve compiled all the relevant information you’ll need in this one handy guide!

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What are Expat Taxes for US Citizens Living Abroad?

September 24, 2018

The Topic of the Expat Taxes… Have you ever wondered what is the difference between US expats abroad and US citizens in the States when it comes to filing their US tax returns? The answer: Mostly everything. US citizens living in the states are generally looking to optimize their tax return (i.e. pay less US taxes). US Expats, on the other hand, are looking to complete their filing obligation and make sure they are not double taxed since they’re already paying taxes to their current host country.

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Your Passport Being Denied as a US Expat is Possible if You Don’t Pay your Taxes

September 5, 2018

Storytime : James is a US expat living in Singapore who plans to see his family in the states. Since his passport is expiring he has to renew it before traveling. So upon giving his application at the US Consular in Singapore, James got troubling news: they have to hold his application for 90 days because he needs to sort out some serious tax debt – thus on the way of his passport being denied as a US expat. Sounds pretty daunting for James right? This can be a worst-case scenario for US expats who have a high outstanding tax debt (including interest and penalties).

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Missed Tax Deadlines as an Expat? Get the Help You Need!

August 20, 2018

You’re from the U.S. and living abroad, but missed filing your taxes before the deadlines as an expat…

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Survival Guide for Vienna, Austria

August 2, 2018

We work with expats on a daily basis and want to pay our respects to Vienna, Austria – the founding city of our company. Here is our friendly SURVIVAL GUIDE for work, business, and living. You can Pin it here or read more below. Enjoy!

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The Streamlined Procedure for U.S. Expats

August 1, 2018

What is the Streamlined Procedure In layman’s terms, if you are a U.S. expat and meet the requirements of filing/paying U.S. taxes, BUT forgot or didn’t know you have to file your U.S. tax returns and FBAR annually, you can use the Streamlined Procedure. Keep in mind though, your actions must be innocent. The IRS emphasizes that neglect and inadvertence for U.S. taxes must be the result of a ”good faith misunderstanding of the requirements of the law.” So unless you got sweat dripping down your forehead because you know you’ve been avoiding US taxes for some years now, you’re going to be okay.

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MyExpatTaxes at MoneyConf 2018 | Review

June 20, 2018

As we mentioned in our last post, the MyExpatTaxes team was invited to MoneyConf 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. It is known as the fastest growing Fintech event, and our company was chosen from 100 startups in Europe to be there. We spent the weeks before the big event preparing pitches, reaching out to fellow attendees, and getting our business cards ready! Day 1 of MoneyConf On Tuesday, June 12 we (Nathalie, Joachim, and team blogger Michelle) opened our booth. From 9am-5pm we spoke with investors, attendees and business folks about the necessity, impact and success MyExpatTaxes has had on American (U.S.) expats. On display at our booth was a 1-minute video introducing the benefits of our software.

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MyExpatTaxes at MoneyConf 2018

June 11, 2018

We at MyExpatTaxes are happy to announce we’ll be attending the world’s fastest-growing Fintech event – MoneyConf – this week in Dublin, Ireland. Over one thousand companies from the world’s leading bitcoin, cryptocurrency and Fintech experts will be involved in this compelling event. Our company Software Spinner (that created MyExpatTaxes) was chosen to be one of the top 100 Fintech startups to be featured at MoneyConf. As a newly founded startup in Vienna currently in beta release phase, being selected for the event validated many things for us. One of them being a solution towards international taxation…

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U.S. Expat Launches Specialized Tax Software for 9 Million Americans Abroad

May 14, 2018

VIENNA, AUSTRIA –  The United States is one of two countries that enforce citizen-based taxation. This means every U.S. Citizen and Green Card Holder must report worldwide income and foreign financial accounts to the IRS. So U.S. Expats not only have to file taxes in their new country but need to also maintain their tax records in the U.S. Fines for non-compliance can be up to $10,000 per year and jail time. Nathalie Goldstein, Markus Finster, and Joachim Niederreiter took it upon themselves to create MyExpatTaxes, a one-of-a-kind expat tax software system. Now U.S. expats can do their taxes for both countries easily, affordably, and in less than 30 minutes.

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The US Tax Reform for Expats

May 8, 2018

Did you know that the tax reform bill changed last December (2017)? The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was pulled apart and tweaked after being intact for 22 years! Taxes can be confusing and something you don’t want to bother with, but we want to let you know the TCJA bill has some changes that will be affecting you, as a U.S. citizen abroad in the 2018 tax season and beyond. So… how do things change with the US tax reform for expats?  Hang in there – we’ll try to explain it all as clearly as possible.

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