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  1. Expat Tax
    I (US citizen) have a Australian-domiciled ETF (A200), which pays distributions consisting of several components. I have a document giving the estimated breakdown of the components, such as dividends, interest, "other income", capital gains, and other amounts such as "other non-attributable...
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    I am trying to get an app onto Apple's App store but it says "U.S. tax forms: Required for everyone to do business with Apple" A bit of background information... I am a Sole Trader registered for tax with the UK Tax Authorities. I am in the process of running an e-commerce business so will be...
  3. Expat Tax
    I'll move this to it's own thread cause it's kind of independent. The 6th item in the streamlined offshore procedure (www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/u-s-taxpayers-residing-outside-the-united-states) says: Does anyone have experience with this? Is it commonly used? It turns...
  4. Expat Tax
    Hi, I'm trying to figure out if I am missing any options to reduce my US taxes. Most of my income is from salary, however, I have some compensation that is not excludable as well as some non-earned income. I take a standard deduction and would struggle to find enough items to surpass it. I...
  5. Expat Tax
    I'm a US citizen living in the UK and receiving US social security direct deposited to my UK bank. As this is my only income other than a small amount of bank interest, I do not file a US tax return. I have read conflicting reports on whether my stimulus payment will simply be deposited here in...
  6. Expat Tax
    Hi, I immigrated permanently from US to Canada in June 2019 as a Canadian Permanent Resident. I was residing in US on a H1B visa from 2016 to June 2019, and prior to that I was a F1 student from 2013. My employer had also filed I-140 petition which was approved in 2017 and is still valid...
  7. Expat Tax
    I am moving to South Africa and will need to start filing both SA tax forms and USA tax starting tax year 2020. I have made contact with a CPA in SA who has experience and can do the SA filings. Can someone recommend a company or person here in the US who knows the process of expat tax filings...
  8. Expat Tax
    Hi Please can anyone assist, I have been attempting Having moved to the UK over 3 years ago I really want to get straight on taxes/declarations in regards to the US. I have been advised that I need to do a self declaration for: 3 years of tax returns; 6 years of fbars I have lived out of...
  9. Expat Tax
    Apologies if this has been raised elsewhere, but I can't find similar post after a good time spent trawling. My wife and I are UK citizens who lived in the US for 5 years up until June 2016 (obtaining a green card for the last year and a half). We have now moved back to the UK and renounced are...
  10. Expat Tax
    Can we still used IRS PDF print forms and mail it? Hi, I'm dual citizenship (US/Canada) living in Quebec, Canada. Over the last few years, I done my US tax with the IRS PDF forms and mailing them. Recently I'm seeing lots of threads talking about filing your Tax 2015 with a software, so is...
  11. Expat Tax
    Hi All, I have several questions about rules for the Tax deduction when recruiting a "Assistante Maternelle" to take care of my son in her place with few other children 4 days aweek. First of all, My son is French, Not a U.S. Alien resident and as I checked in form 1040 instructions (Line...
  12. Expat Tax
    Hi all, I am a US citizen living in the UK for the past 3.5 years. I've finally decided to catch up on taxes and have started the joy of filling them out. I've gotten an accountant to complete them but want to double check a calculation. Basically I moved to the UK in July 2012, working half...
  13. Expat Tax
    Is UK stamp duty tax (paid on purchase of the house by me the buyer) US tax deductible? What about legal fees, insurance for the purchase of the UK property? Thanks
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, Now that the US tax season is approaching, does anyone know of any good tax accountants who file US taxes in the Sydney area? Any advice is appreciated. Thanks.
  15. Expat Tax
    Hi All, My US wife will be joining me in the UK soon on a settlement spouse visa - towards the end of August. We are a childless couple if that makes a difference to the following questions. We've started to look at the issues surrounding tax, benefits, and finances, but are really confused...
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    If you are an American living abroad, and you have foreign bank or investment accounts with a combined balance greater than USD $10,000, the American IRS is after YOUR money! The Foreign Asset Tax Compliance Act requires US citizens to file FinCen Form 114, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial...
  17. Expat Tax
    I had been on US pay roll in 2013. I was working remotely for an US company from India with Valid H1 visa. I had moved to India in 2012 as my husband's visa expired. Following are the doubts I have: This year I am planning to file US 2013 returns online 1)I am planning to do it as married...
  18. Expat Tax
    My wife is American, I'm European. We are moving to a 0% income tax jurisdiction. Her salary is going to be in excess of the $97,600 Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and I'm trying to figure out whether theoretically there is a way to optimize. While we were in Europe, she was paying so much...
  19. Expat Tax
    My head is spinning with all of the information regarding the new FACTA regulations. My husband and I are planning on buying a home this year and I am curious as to whether having my name on the deed will have a tax implication due to the stringent FACTA requirements. I know that Americans are...
  20. Expat Tax
    Hello, I am a US citizen and spent 18 months in Australia. During that time, I filed Australia and US taxes as recommended by both AUS and US experts. So, here is my situation. I only spent July and August of 2013 in AUS (yes I earned AUS money). Previous filing, I reported my US rental income...
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