All posts by: Christian Reeves

10/08/2021 - 3:41 PM
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In this post, I will consider whether to live abroad and take the foreign earned income exclusion to save on US taxes or to live in the US territory of Puerto Rico. Both Puerto Rico and the foreign earned income exclusion are great tools for reducing your US tax bill. But, which one is right
10/07/2021 - 1:50 AM
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I’ve been in the offshore banking industry since 2003 and I’ve never seen the number of scams in the offshore bank license market as I have in 2021. The offshore bank license market is filled with scammers and fraudsters.  Even respected websites like DealStream have many listings that are scams. Websites like DealStream allow anyone
10/06/2021 - 12:21 PM
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I’m often asked, where should I hire offshore employees? That amounts to the same question as, where should I set up my offshore business? Where should I set up my outsourcing business that requires a number of employees? When asked where I should hire offshore employees, here’s the trick I’ve learned.  Step 1 is to
10/05/2021 - 4:32 PM
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The IRS is targeting US lawyers in the Supreme Court and it’s going to have major implications for the offshore industry. The IRS has issued a “John Doe” summons to a law firm demanding the names and information on every client that has hired them for offshore tax planning… and the Supreme Court has allowed
10/04/2021 - 2:07 PM
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In this post, I’ll describe how to calculate the foreign earned income exclusion. This is meant as a general guide for calculating the FEIE and I assume that most will either use a software program to calculate the foreign earned income exclusion or hire a professional to prepare their complex tax return. Before we get
10/02/2021 - 12:53 PM
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As the Biden administration searches for cash to fund their social programs, they are taking aim at your Roth IRA. If you have a larger Roth IRA, expect the government to begin taking a cut of your earnings or eliminate your ability to contribute to a Roth IRA in 2022.  Under the new rules, persons
10/01/2021 - 4:14 PM
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The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion is the most important tool expats and Americans living abroad have to reduce their US tax obligations. In this post, I’ll review the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and explain how and when it can help you save on your tax bill. In fact, since the Trump tax cuts, the Foreign
05/07/2020 - 12:19 AM
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7. Loreto, Baja California Sur If you drive south from California you will find the Mexican state of Baja California Sur. Baja California Sur is the home of many popular American destinations such as La Paz and Cabo San Lucas. Both of these cities might be a good place to buy a house, but being
12/16/2019 - 4:39 PM
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As an American investor, you have a ton of opportunities to make a number of investments in many countries around the world. Europe and Asia have had a rise of foreign investment going into the country, but there is another country closer to the United States that has been in the eyes of investors and

In this article, I’ll look at the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 2020. The FEIE is the most powerful tool in the expat’s kit and is the focus of international tax planning for individuals and small business owners living abroad. The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 2020 is the only major tax planning option left after Trump’s
11/21/2019 - 3:41 PM
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Itemized deductions are expenses on specific products, services, or contributions, that can be used to reduce your tax bill. These itemized deductions are only allowed if the taxpayer does not use the standard deduction to reduce the amount of taxes. Some of the most popular types of itemized tax deductions used by taxpayers include charitable