How to prevent paying state taxes as an expat

April 4, 2018
prevent paying state income taxes

Do you need to file and pay state taxes as an expat? We got the answer! We’re pretty sure U.S. federal and state taxes as an expat are the last thing on your mind. As an American expat, you’re too busy adjusting to the culture and navigating your way through the foreign country you now…

Beta Tester Criteria

March 22, 2018

Last October, we decided enough was enough… filing taxes as an American expatriate shouldn’t be so difficult! So we set our eyes on the prize and got away to translating complex and intricate tax laws into code, and developed a user-friendly expat tax software. Less than six months later, here we are, opening up MyExpatTaxes…

Expat Filing Requirements

February 16, 2018
tax filing requirements

The phrase “tax season” generally triggers some amount of stress which may or may not be accompanied with eye twitching. This tends to compounded even more when you are filing as an expat. However, fear not, below is our handy list of must-know filing requirements for our fellow American expatriates. This will hopefully ease some…

What Forms Does an Expat Really Need?

February 16, 2018
What Forms Does an Expat Really Need?

With a million IRS forms to shift through every year (we might be exaggerating, but it does feel like it sometimes!), we decided that it was our sole responsibility to make filing (and the entire experience) as easy as possible for our fellow American expats. Here is our list of IRS tax forms and schedules…

The Differences Between Form 2555 and Form 2555-EZ

February 16, 2018

With so many available forms on the IRS’ website it can be confusing to find out the right one to use and what the differences between some forms even are. Two forms that many expats use when filing are Form 2555 and Form 2555-EZ. But why would an expat want to use one of these…

U.S. Source Income vs. Foreign Income

February 16, 2018
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A lot is said about the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE) and the Foreign Tax Credit (FTC) in the U.S. expat community, but little is said about how income is classified. The IRS tax rules state that for both the FEIE and the FTC stipulate that the income being excluded or used for credit must…

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