Everything you need to know about filing taxes abroad in 2022
Enjoy our ultimate expat guide that will help you get and stay tax compliant!
Do You Need to File US Expat Taxes?
It’s a fact that every American and Green Card Holder living abroad must report their worldwide income if the gross income is over the tax filing threshold. US expat taxes are important to handle if you are responsible for paying or filing them. In this guide, you’ll learn who needs to file US taxes, your tax profile, filing thresholds, tax deadlines, and more.
Save Even More Money with US Taxes
If you have a family, you can reduce US taxes through the child tax credit and foreign housing exclusion.
The child tax credit allows you to get refundable credit of up to $1,400 per child. Qualified housing expenses over $16,944 may help you become eligible for US tax exemption.
Foreign Bank Account Information
Every bank account you open as an American abroad means you are connected to the FATCA law. This law allows the US Department of Treasury to access your bank account to ensure no illegal activity is going on.
Then if you have over $10,000 total from all of your foreign bank accounts at any one time during the year, you’ll need to fill out an FBAR. Learn more about these bank account procedures here.
If you are planning to move overseas and retire, there are a few steps you’ll need to take, which we outline in this section.
Additionally, tax benefits like Social Security are available for US retirees and widows. We’ll show you how to get the money you need to start living the good life overseas.
Unfiled Tax Returns
Having unfiled tax returns as an American expat is no fun. Not only could you pay penalty fines, but it can prevent you from expat advantages like gaining tax benefits and receiving Stimulus checks.
There is a solution to file US taxes for previous years, penalty-free, and affordable. We show you what that is here.