If you're planning a move abroad, or you're already an expatriate, you have more to think about than adjusting to a new culture. Although it may be tempting, you must not ignore your U.S. taxes.
Every U.S. citizen - regardless of whether they are living in the U.S. - must file a tax return with the federal government.
The tax situation for expatriates is often complicated and frustrating. Many variables affect how much expatriates pay Uncle Sam - from whether you deduct your foreign taxes, to your host country, to your employment situation.
Fortunately, we can help.
U.S. Taxes for Expatriates - Pitfalls and Traps
To ensure a smooth tax-filing process, you must be well informed. If you take up residence in a foreign country without exploring the tax ramifications, you may find yourself paying more than you expect to the U.S. government or your home state - as well as penalties and interest.
Some of the important considerations include…
Our Expat Tax Services
Although the IRS offers numerous deductions, credits, and exclusions to expats, taking advantage of them is not straightforward.
Some exclusions vary by country, while others can only be claimed for a portion of the year. In addition, each requires supporting forms and worksheets, which can be more than cumbersome to prepare.
For people who are either planning a move or have already settled abroad, we offer the following tax services:
These are the most common expat tax services we offer - but it's not our full list. Please contact us to discuss your needs if you don't see them reflected here.
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There's no need for expats to pay more than required - or suffer under penalties and interest - just because the process is more confusing for them.
Let us help you navigate the tricky waters of U.S. taxes for expats. Give us a call or send us an email today - and use more of your money to enjoy your life abroad!