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.

MyExpatTaxes at the FEM Summit

November 9, 2018
MyExpatTaxes Founders

Co-founders Nathalie Goldstein, Markus Finster, and Joachim Niederreiter are currently in London, England this week for the Expatriate Mobility Awards (the EMMAs). Hosted by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM), MyExpatTaxes has made it onto the shortlist for the Provider of the Year and Most Innovative Use of Technology in the Global Mobility awards. As we mentioned in a recent post, this will be the second big event for the team to attend within their first year of launching.

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Getting a Social Security Number to File Taxes as a U.S. Expat

November 2, 2018
Filing Taxes with SSN as U.S. expat

Getting tax compliant as a US expat is super important, but what happens if you don’t have a U.S. Social Security Number (SSN)? It can really be a chicken and egg scenario because you need to get tax compliant as a U.S. expat but you can’t file taxes without a proper SSN. So folks, just remember – it is an absolute necessity to get an SSN to file your taxes as a U.S. expat. If you don’t have a SSN as a U.S. expat, no worries – we outlined the whole process here in some easy steps. If you follow the steps correctly, it should be a rather smooth process!

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What Specific Taxes Does a U.S. Digital Nomad Have To Pay?

October 25, 2018
Tax Tips for Freelancing U.S. Digital Nomads

We met an individual recently who wanted to know what specific taxes a US digital nomad needs to pay while living abroad. Digital nomads are individuals who typically fund their travels and livelihood through the help of a laptop and wifi (ie: Freelancing, YouTuber, Blogger, Online Shop Owner). Digital nomads live abroad, and if you ’re a U.S. digital nomad, you’re still tied to tax filing obligations for the IRS.

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Why is it Hard Opening a Foreign Bank Account as a US Expat?

October 19, 2018
US Expat Opening a Foreign Bank Account

Actually it’s not! We’re serious – it’s really not that hard opening a foreign bank account as a US expat. It’s more that expats need to be aware of the additional reporting requirements… The Requirements FATCA (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) is a US federal law that requires all non-US financial institutions to report any financial records of U.S. Citizen customers to the U.S. Department of Treasury. If they don’t comply, doing business or having a partnership with the US will fall through.

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Do I need to file an FBAR?

October 11, 2018
U.S. expat file FBAR

“Do I need to file an FBAR?” you Googled. We say – well, let’s see what the IRS says!

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MyExpatTaxes Nominated for EMMA Awards!

October 3, 2018
MyExpatTaxes FEM EMMA Awards

We are proud to announce that we, MyExpatTaxes have made it on Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (the EMMAs) shortlist for 2018! Most specifically we have been nominated for Provider of the Year and Most Innovative Use of Technology in the Global Mobility awards! This will be the second big event the MyExpatTaxes team will be attending within our first year of launching! For our company – still in the initial release phase – to be on the list for the EMMAs is nothing short of extraordinary for us.

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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
Expat Taxes for US Citizens Living Abroad

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
Passport Denied US Expat

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
us expat tax deadlines

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

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