Tax Tips for U.S. Americans Abroad

We scour and examine the complexities of IRS and state tax laws to make filing taxes as a U.S. expat easy. Read our blog for useful expat tax tips and advice.

Do U.S. Expats Need to File Massachusetts State Taxes?

June 14, 2019

Do U.S. expats need to file Massachusetts state taxes? Possibly. One thing for sure though, is that all U.S. Citizens and Greencard Holders are required to report their worldwide income to the IRS regardless of where they live and work (just see this post to learn more about that). If you are no longer domiciled (meaning, you don’t consider yourself to have a permanent home in the states that you will return to if your job contract expires) read on. If you still are domiciled in Massachusetts, you will most likely need to file a state return every year!

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Do US Expats Need to File Virginia State Taxes?

June 3, 2019

Do US expats need to file Virginia state taxes? Possibly. However, one thing for sure is that all US Citizens and Greencard Holders are required to report their worldwide income to the IRS regardless of where they live and work (just see this post to learn more about that). If you are no longer domiciled (meaning, you don’t consider yourself to have a permanent home in the states that you will return to if your job contract expires) read on. If you still are domiciled in Virginia, you will most likely need to file a state return every year!

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Do U.S. Expats Need to File Connecticut State Taxes?

May 27, 2019

Do U.S. expats need to file Connecticut state taxes? Possibly. However, one thing for sure is that all US Citizens and Greencard Holders are required to report their worldwide income to the IRS regardless of where they live and work (just see this post to learn more about that).

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Do U.S. Expats Need to File Arizona State Taxes?

May 22, 2019

Do U.S. expats need to file Arizona state taxes? Possibly. However, one thing for sure is that all US Citizens and Greencard Holders are required to report their worldwide income to the IRS regardless of where they live and work (just see this post to learn more about that). If you are no longer domiciled (meaning, you don’t consider yourself to have a permanent home in the states that you will return to if your job contract expires) read on. If you still are domiciled in Arizona, you will most likely need to file a state return every year!

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Do U.S. Expats Need to File Colorado State Taxes?

May 15, 2019

Do U.S. expats need to file Colorado state taxes? Possibly. One thing for sure though, is that all U.S. Citizens and Greencard Holders are required to report their worldwide income to the IRS regardless of where they live and work (just see this post to learn more about that). If you are no longer domiciled (meaning, you don’t consider yourself to have a permanent home in the states that you will return to if your job contract expires) read on. If you still are domiciled in Colorado, you will most likely need to file a state return every year!

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Do U.S. Expats Need to File California State Taxes?

May 8, 2019

Do U.S. expats need to file California state taxes? Possibly. One thing for sure though, is that all U.S. Citizens and Greencard Holders are required to report their worldwide income to the IRS regardless of where they live and work (just see this post to learn more about that). If you are no longer domiciled (meaning, you don’t consider yourself to have a permanent home in the states that you will return to if your job contract expires) read on. If you still are domiciled in California, you will most likely need to file a state return every year!

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Top 5 Reasons Americans Abroad Should File Their Taxes Before April 15th

April 8, 2019

It’s that the of time of year that most likely causes a lot of stress for U.S. Americans abroad. We’re talking about tax season (what we at MyExpatTaxes was made for)! As we’ve explained in this blog post here, U.S. Americans abroad must report their worldwide income every year to the IRS – no matter where they live. In the USA, April 15th is the deadline to do this, but expats get an automatic extension to filing until June 15th. However, we suggest you get this obligatory tax work out of the way, before the extended deadline if possible. Thus, we’d like to present to you the top 5 reasons why U.S. Americans abroad should file their taxes before April 15th:

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Taxes for a Short-Term U.S. Americans Abroad

March 1, 2019
Expat woman filing U.S. taxes

Are you living and working abroad on a short-term assignment (i.e. less than 1 year)? If yes, you are still held responsible for handling taxes in both the USA and the foreign country.  In fact, it’s good to also check to see what tax rate bracket you fall in. This assures you pay the appropriate taxes (however, you can also just come to us and we’ll do it for you). The U.S. tax system is a progressive one, as income rises, increasingly higher taxes are imposed. And yes, your income earned abroad will be included in your U.S. taxable income as well!

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American Freelancers or Sole Proprietors Abroad and U.S. Taxes

February 19, 2019
American Freelancer Abroad

You are a U.S. American living abroad, and officially a freelancer or sole proprietor working primarily from overseas. Sole proprietors have exclusive control over management decisions and operations, reports all profits and losses on their personal income tax return, and are personally liable for business debts and obligations.  Most self-employed folks abroad tend to be freelancers or sole proprietors per this definition – especially digital nomads!

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3 Things U.S. Americans Abroad Should Know about Taxes in 2019

January 26, 2019
U.S. American Abroad

For some, getting tax compliant and picking up the pieces on old forms that have been neglected is a new years resolution. For us over at MyExpatTaxes, making sure people get their tax reports on time in a fun and easy way is a part of our mission.

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