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.

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
US Tax Reform for Expats

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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Not filing taxes while living abroad?

April 26, 2018
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“I am not filing taxes while living abroad… Am I in trouble?” ”The IRS will easily forget about me….’’  ‘’So what if I miss a year or two…or three of filing my taxes?’’ Are these questions haunting you at night? Not filing taxes while living abroad may seem a lot more innocent than Al Capone’s tax evasion conviction, however, you can still get in some serious problems.

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Tax deadline for expats – is it April 15th?

April 13, 2018
Tax deadline for expats

Life as an American abroad is exciting, challenging, and generally busy. However, the seemingly small but important things (like remembering the tax deadline) tend to go over our heads. No worries though, we’re here to give you some straight answers and hopefully peace of mind!

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How to prevent paying state taxes as an expat

April 4, 2018
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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 call home! That’s why at MyExpatTaxes we want to make sure that doing federal and state taxes as an expat will bring you the LEAST amount of stress and worry. Our one-of-a-kind expat tax software has all the forms, questions, and support you need to walk through the process of ‘’doing taxes’’ swiftly and easily (and in under 30 minutes!)

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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 to an exclusive group of American beta testers, which can include you!

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