We make it easy for American expats to stay compliant with US tax laws
All US residents and Green Card holders must file a yearly US tax return detailing their worldwide income.
We make filing your US tax return easy, no matter where you are in the world.
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As an expat from the United States, you may have questions about your (US) tax obligations. Since 2015, Americans Overseas have been helping thousands of people living outside the United States with questions and problems regarding their (US) tax liability.
The double tax liability, both in the country of residence and in the US, is a burden for many expats. By lobbying local, European and American politics, Americans Overseas tries to find a sustainable solution for Americans living overseas. We have already achieved a lot but are not there yet. By having Americans Overseas take care of your tax return, you are supporting this effort.
Here are some things to keep in mind as a US expat:
Please check with the local tax authorities in your country of residence if you are required to file a local tax return. In many cases, you will be required to file a return if you earn income outside of the United States.
You are required to file a US return (Form 1040) also if you work and live abroad. You need to report your worldwide income and may owe taxes to the United States. This is because the United States system is based on citizenship, not resident based. Don’t file late!
Here are the most important tax deadlines to consider:
If the United States has signed a tax treaty with the country in which you live and/or work, you have to pay less or no tax to the US for part of your income or capital because you are already paid in the country of residence. This differs per country. Form 1116 and Form 2555 are regularly being used by Americans living abroad, in addition to your Form 1040.
Yes, that’s right! There are several countries where you have a great tax advantage as an expat. For example, the current 30% ruling in the Netherlands. It is therefore highly advisable to obtain good advice so that you do not unnecessarily pay double tax or miss out on tax deductions.
Do not forget to report your foreign bank accounts on time. Submitting your FBAR on time prevents high fines and unpleasant surprises. FBAR stands for “Foreign Bank Account Report”.
In short, you need to declare all foreign bank accounts (accounts not in the US) to the US treasury. No tax is levied on the amounts specified. However, the fines for incorrect or late filing are absurd. The FBAR is an annual report, due April 15 following the calendar year reported. You’re allowed an automatic extension to October 15.
No worries, you are not the only one. The IRS has a very good amnesty program, called the Streamlined Procedure. Americans Overseas is happy to help you get compliant again without any penalties.
Filing US expat taxes can be a complex process. Americans Overseas is happy to help you determine your tax obligations and make sure you are in compliance with all the rules.
American Overseas offers expat tax service for American expats, US persons living and working abroad, and green card holders.
International taxation is a quite complex and specialized area. Americans Overseas offers a large independent network of US tax accountants and financial planners, specialized for Americans living abroad. Avoid double taxation and choose affordable advice.
Americans Overseas refers you free of any obligation and free of costs. Whether you’re employed or have a small business, we’ll make your life easier with a good, affordable US expat taxes advisor for your specific financial situation.