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
The 330 day test for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion is being eliminated by President Trump. If you want to keep this tax break, you need to become a legal resident of a foreign country as soon as possible. Here’s what you need to do to become a nonresident of the United States for tax
On October 19, 2017, the IRS announced the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion for 2018. The FEIE for 2018 is a nice bump up from 2017. Here’s what you need to know about the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion for 2018 and how it might be affected by President Trump’s residency based tax proposal Under Section 911
Under the US tax code, a perpetual traveler is a US citizen or green card holder living outside the United States who doesn’t becomes a tax resident of another country. Being labeled as a perpetual traveler limits how many days you can spend in the US and can cause all kinds of problems for expats.
Are you looking for a high quality of life, no taxes, and a cool offshore jurisdiction from which to operate your internet business? Ready to move you and your team to paradise for a few years to rake in the cash tax free? Then consider moving your internet business to Cayman Islands. Cayman Islands had
The Puerto Rico tax deal is the inverse of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Here’s why: With a Puerto Rico tax contract you can live in the US, your first $100,000 or so in salary is taxable, with rest deferred at 4%. If you live offshore and qualify for the FEIE, your first $101,300 is
Good news, the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion for 2016 has increased by $500 to $101,300. The International Revenue Services has increased Foreign Earned Income Exclusion in 2016 to $101,300, up from $100,800 for 2015. This means that you can earn a salary from your employer, or from your own corporation, of up to $101,300 free
The tiny country of Estonia is selling a new kind of residency… one it calls e-residency or e-citizenship. Here’s the bottom line on why e-residency in Estonia is a waste of time for Americans… and might get you into trouble with the IRS. The Estonian e-residency program has been written up by the Wall Street
The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion for 2015 breaks the six figure mark! The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion for 2015 is $100,800, up from $99,200 in 2014. The FEIE is the best way to minimize your US taxes as an Expat and the most important tool in your tax kit.
If you are planning to live, work, or invest offshore, you need to plan for your state taxes. This State Tax For Expats guide will help you eliminate your state’s taxes and keep you out of trouble with local tax authorities. If you move offshore, and plan to return to your home state, then your
When you first move offshore, you will need to know how to prorate the foreign earned income exclusion. This is because, you will be using the physical presence test in your first year and, presumably, won’t move abroad on January 1, so you will need to prorate the foreign earned income exclusion. Let me take
Good news for those American’s living and working abroad. The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion in 2014 has been increased to $99,200. This means that you can exclude up to $99,200 in salary for 2014 on Federal income tax return if you are a resident of another country or are abroad for 330 out of 365
There are many US tax benefits to living, working, and/or investing offshore. This article discusses each of the Tax Benefits of Going Offshore in detail with links to supporting information. If you are considering going offshore, this is a must read.
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
If you are living and working abroad, you can eliminate US tax on your business income with an offshore corporation.
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!
The key to maximizing the tax benefits of being offshore is to generate retained earnings in an offshore corporation.
The value of the FEIE is falling fast, following the US dollar in a tailspin
The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 2013 amount got a little bump up for inflation and managed to avoid the financial cliff.