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  1. Portugal Expat Forum for Expats Living in Portugal
    Thanks for your help. Would someone explain how the 10% pension tax works with the IRS & Portugal? I think... USA tax exempts earnings if you live abroad 330 days in a year. D7 visa only requires 183 days in Portugal. Is your full year pension income taxed at 10%. In USA, we have significant...
  2. Expat Tax
    HI everyone. Recent turn of events meant my USC/ILR partner needed to sell her US house pretty quickly and did not have time to plan ahead for tax purposes. Purchased it in 2011 and lived in until 2016 (5 years). Moved to the UK mid 2016 and rented out during this period (5 years). Now sold...
  3. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    So I have just applied for the settlement visa on grounds that I am married. But had to apply for the settlement rather than the Spouse due to COVID obstacles. We just found out that the visa was refused and are now completely stuck as to what to do?! Do we appeal or do I go home to the states...
  4. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    Hello, My wife and I are US citizens currently living in India. We are planning on moving to Barcelona on the Non Lucrative visa. Both of us are artists and have savings and income sources in the US and in India. Since we are US citizens, the US requires us to declare and pay tax on our global...
  5. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello Everyone, This is my first post, and I am grateful for this amazing forum. I just married a French woman, we reside in France. I am paying taxes in France, however, I was wondering if I would be taxed the high real estate tax in France if I was to purchase an investment property in the...
  6. Expat Tax
    Hello all, I am a US expat living in the UK. I received both the US stimulus checks as well as money from the UK Self-Employment Income Support Scheme. Now I need to file my tax returns, first in the US and then in the UK. I know that the US stimulus checks are not taxable in the UK, because...
  7. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    A friend of mine asked me this question. His child was born while on a work assignment in Western Canada. His wife and him had their first child in February 2020, in Canada. Soon after Covid lockdowns began, he was recalled back to the US. He never registered his child with the consulate there...
  8. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    I have tried, to no avail, to "google" this issue and I never see results that are what I want to do. I'm originally from FL. I now live in AU. I have no ties, whatsoever to the USA now (relinquished). My best friend still resides in FL. He's been out of work for so long I wanted to buy him a...
  9. France Expat Forum for Expats Living in France
    Hello, I have a tricky question : I’m from the US, but with my parents we moved to France at age of 18. Today, I am working, paying taxes in France and USA. My incomes in France are withholding tax, are there any benefits opening a Roth IRA account with contributions coming from French wages ...
  10. Expat Tax
    Hello everyone, I'm hoping someone might be able to help me out with this or at least point me in the right direction. I recently became a resident in Spain, but have been unable to find work here. As such, I am interviewing with a US based company that offers remote interpreting work, which is...
  11. International Expat Discussions
    We live in the U.K. are supposed to visit the US. I understand that spouses of US citizens and legal residents are exempt from the ban. However, for the avoidance of doubt, is there any requirement that the spouse is resident in the US? My spouse has a B-2 visitor visa. Thanks!
  12. Expat Tax
    I'm a Canadian & American citizen that was living in the US for about 10 years, but recently moved back to Canada. I'm looking for a cross-border tax firm that can handle both returns, as well as advise on the best legal structure for filing Canadian taxes and owning US businesses. Trying to...
  13. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    Hi, Please let me know if this needs to be posted exclusively in the USA forum. I have cross posted it there for now because I'm just not sure at this point where it belongs as it involves two countries. I am a US citizen married to a UK citizen and living in the UK for 5 years now. I am...
  14. Australia Expat Forum for Expats Living in AU
    Hi, I need some guidance for my case. Any replies will be helpful. Who I am: Indian citizen, 29 years old, single MS from USA + 4 years work exp in the USA (STEM field), Sister is an Australian citizen, As of today I am living and working in the USA on the H1B work visa, My occupation and...
  15. Britain Expat Forum for Expats Living in the UK
    I'm a U.S. citizen who lives in London, am married to a British citizen and want to visit my family in California. Based on the latest COVID-19 rules I've been able to find, it seems like this is possible, but I'm not sure. Going the one way, there's a U.S. rule under Presidential Proclamation...
  16. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    I am searching for someone who may be traveling to the USA from Spain who might be able to take one of my dogs. Airlines only allow one pet per passenger in the cabin and I have two dogs. My original plan was that my son would come to fly back to the US with me out of Barcelona, but it does...
  17. Expat Tax
    Hi, I'm a UK citizen currently resident in the UK. During 2019 I lived and worked in the US for long enough that I count as a "US Person" for tax purposes for that year. I had not been to the US for nearly ten years prior to the start of 2019. I have savings in the UK. The accountants who have...
  18. USA Expat Forum for Expats Living in the USA
    Hey, I will be living in Massachusetts for several months on a J1 visa and I need to get a car. I found out on MA website that you can drive on a foreign drivers licence provided you have it translated. Is that right? Also - whats the best option to get a car for 5 months there? I checked...
  19. Spain Expat Forum for Expats Living in Spain
    hi everyone, it seems that most of the post are for British citizens. We got a Visa for France a couple of years ago and spent 15 months there. It was a very expensive process and it seems like Spain is even more expensive to get a permanent Visa. We are considering just coming for 3 months and...
  20. Life in Australia
    This might be too arcane for this forum, but I thought I'd give you all a go since clarification on this topic has been hard to come by. Background: Living in Australia as a permanent resident (just applied for citizenship... woohoo!). My partner in a physician - so a high wage earner, while I...
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