The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion is the Expat’s first, and sometimes only, line of defense against the IRS. It allows you to eliminate up to $97,600 in salary from your US taxable income in 2013, and can provide additional benefits to those living, working, and operating a business abroad. Just about every tax article on
Changes to the FEIE physical presence test travel days have cost taxpayer's millions of dollars. Watch your FEIE physical presence test travel days very closely!
Great News for Some ExPats and Dual-Nationals As an ExPat American, you know that you are required to file a U.S. tax return each year and report your foreign bank accounts if you have more than $10,000 offshore. Unless you have been living under a rock in Bangladesh, you also know that the IRS has
This section is an introduction to the benefits of an offshore corporation for U.S. citizens living and working abroad. It is not meant for those living abroad on their pension (retirees) or those with passive investment income. Most Expats know that the U.S. taxes its citizens on their worldwide income and that all U.S. citizens
EDITORS NOTE: This article was published in 2010 and has some valuable information. For a more recent and detailed article on this same site, click here. When it comes to investing in property overseas, there is often little difference than if you were investing in U.S. property. Three situations bear investigation: 1. The first
Each month I get one or two inquiries from U.S. citizens who have had enough and want to give up their U.S. citizenship. While it is rare for someone to take such drastic steps, especially after they learn how to manage their U.S. tax obligations while living abroad, it is an important subject. Here are
Good news for the millions of Americans with 401(k) plans. Buried in the Fiscal Cliff bill was a big break - you can now convert your 401(k), 403(b) and other defined contribution plans to a Roth at any time.
IRS’s Enforced Collection Measures and What to Do About It If you owe money to the IRS, the government will usually file a Federal Tax Lien. A tax lien is a negative mark on your credit report and “attaches” to any real estate you own. It is typically filed with your country recorder’s office. By
What to Do When You Owe the IRS: The Offer in Compromise The IRS Offer in Compromise (OIC) program is the most misunderstood, misrepresented, and abused tax debt resolution program in history. It reached nearly mythic status with late-night television ads promising to settle your tax debt for pennies on the dollar, and then crashing
When Your Hard-earned Money Is at Risk—The IRS Bank Levies If the IRS has levied your account, you have only 21 days to submit all the necessary documents and secure a release before the money is gone. Time is of the essence, so please contact us immediately! One of the most powerful and vicious collection
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)—IRS Tax Problems and IRS Tax Debt Relief. The IRS Offer in Compromise Program Defined 1. What is an IRS Offer in Compromise? In most cases, an IRS Offer in Compromise is a way to settle your IRS debt for less than the balance due, because you are unable to pay the