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July 15 is the Deadline for Reporting Foreign Income

Posted on July 3rd, 2020

If you live or work outside the United States, you generally must file and pay your tax in the same way as people living in the U.S. This includes people with dual citizenship. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, people who live and work abroad have until Wednesday, July 15, 2020, to file their 2019 federal income tax return and pay any tax due. The deadline is normally June 15. Read More…

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Expat Compliance With US Tax Filing Obligations

Posted on October 4th, 2019

Taxpayers who relinquish citizenship without complying with their U.S. tax obligations are subject to the significant tax consequences of the U.S. expatriation tax regime. If you’re an expat who has relinquished – or intends to relinquish – your US citizenship but still has US tax filing obligations (including owing back taxes) you’ll be relieved to know there are new IRS procedures in place that allow you to come into compliance and receive relief for any back taxes owed.

Here’s what you need to know: Read More…

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Reporting Foreign Income for US Tax Payers

Reporting Foreign Income for U.S. Taxpayers

Posted on April 5th, 2019

If you are living or working outside the United States, you generally must file and pay your tax in the same way as people living in the U.S. This includes people with dual citizenship.

In addition, U.S. taxpayers with foreign accounts exceeding certain thresholds may be required to file Form FinCen114, known as the “FBAR” as well as Form 8938, also referred to as “FATCA.” Read More…

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Avoiding Tax Surprises When Retiring Overseas — U.S. Tax Obligations

Posted on July 6th, 2018

Are you approaching retirement age and wondering where you can retire to make your retirement nest egg last longer? Retiring abroad may be the answer. But first, it’s important to look at the tax implications because not all retirement country destinations are created equal. Read More…

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Penalty Relief for Transition Tax on Foreign Earnings

Posted on July 3rd, 2018

Section 965 of the Internal Revenue Code, enacted in December 2017, imposes a transition tax on untaxed foreign earnings of foreign corporations owned by U.S. shareholders by deeming those earnings to be repatriated. Foreign earnings held in the form of cash and cash equivalents are taxed at a 15.5 percent rate, and the remaining earnings are taxed at an 8 percent rate. The transition tax generally may be paid in installments over an eight-year period when a taxpayer files a timely election under section 965(h). Read More…

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Sinai Combat Zone Tax Benefits Retroactive to 2015

Posted on May 2nd, 2018

Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) enacted in December 2017, members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Coast Guard who performed services in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt can now claim combat zone tax benefits. As such, eligible service members may be able to exclude part or all of their combat pay from their income for federal income tax purposes. Excluding combat pay from a taxpayer’s income can result in a lower tax bill. These combat zone tax benefits are retroactive to June 2015. Read More…

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