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  1. Articles: Americas
    Germany, Mexico, and Costa Rica are the top three destinations for American expats, with many moving because they want a change in lifestyle rather than to earn more money, research suggests. Indeed, some 48% of American expats report that they earn less than they did when living in the United...
  2. Articles: Americas
    The majority of American expats do not believe that their interest are fairly represented by the United States Government, a new poll has found, a rise of 5% compared with the same survey in 2016. Overall 88% say they are not represented and the research from expat tax firm Greenback, also...
  3. Articles: Americas
    An organisation that represents American expats has called on the United States Treasury to amend tax regulations to exempt those living abroad from the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). FACTA was introduced in 2010 to tackle what was seen as a growing number of wealthy US citizens...
  4. Articles: Americas
    Expat Americans have revealed they don’t feel well-represented by the US government, but many do not bother to vote in elections even if they can do so, research has found. There are an estimated 7.6 million Americans living abroad but a poll has found that only 58% of them voted in the last...
  5. Articles: Americas
    Accidental Americans are finding themselves caught in a tax trap as they are considered liable for payments even if they have never set foot in the United States. These are people who consider themselves foreigners but in fact they are not. They live in a foreign country but hold dual...
  6. Guides
    The 2015 tax filing season for US citizens may be one of the most complex ever and expats are being urged to plan ahead. The American Citizens Abroad group has launched a Tax Return Preparer Directory specifically aimed at helping Americans living overseas navigate the complicated system and...
  7. Guides
    The refusal by the Mayor of London to pay his American taxes has been hailed as a brave stance that highlights the drawbacks of the recently introduced Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act. Mayor Boris Johnson has a US passport as well as a British one, as he was born in the United States. As...
  8. Articles: Americas
    More than three quarters of American expats and green card holders who have taken out a supplementary overseas pension contract are able to mitigate the effects of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act, it is claimed. The FATCA created controversy when it was announced, as it appeared that...
  9. Canada Expat Forum for Expats Living in Canada
    Hi Guys, I'm a producer for CCTV America and I'm looking to speak to an American person, couple or family who has decided to move to Canada because they feel their prospects are better here, not because of family ties/relationships. We're based in Toronto but we can travel. Is there anyone...
  10. Expat Tax
    Some tax filing relief for expats starting September 1st. The kinder, friendlier IRS just announced a special program to reduce the filing requirement stress of expats who didn't know that they had to file. Starting September 1st, they are launching a special program for "low compliance risk"...
  11. General Expat Discussions
    There's an interesting thread running over on the New Zealand part of the forum here: http://www.expatforum.com/expats/new-zealand-expat-forum-expats-living-new-zealand/54599-its-true-kiwis-dont-really-like-amercians.html Basically, it all started when someone explained why Kiwis don't like...
  12. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I am an American native English speaker looking for work in Lyon. Due to life's circumstances, my partner (French native) is currently living in Lyon, while I'm stateside. I would like to join him by this summer, if I can secure or have a reasonable idea of where to look for work. I'm...
  13. Guides
    Coloma Gold , is from America, he and his wife are hoping to move to France and are in the last stages of planning their move….. Coloma and his wife are almost there. They’ve made the big decision, negotiated the plans and are well on their way to becoming American Expat’s in  France. With just...
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