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US Expats Resent Continuing US Tax Requirement

Greenback Expat Tax Services’ 2018 US Expat Opinion Survey based on input from over 3,800 expats highlights the unpopularity of the requirement for US expats to file US taxes while living abroad as well as concerns about their representation in the politics back at home. Greenback report that 67% of US expats do not believe there should be a requir ...

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Top Savings Rates For Expats – June

Here are the latest expat savings rates. Many expats can benefit from using offshore bank savings accounts. They are useful for working in different currencies and for gathering interest without deduction of taxes. See the article ‘British Expats – Do You Need An Offshore Bank Account?’ The best current offering for sterling offshore savers (with notice period) is Skipton International’s 1.25%, if ...

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Meeting The June Deadline: A Guide For Expats Who Have Never Filed

The United States is one of just a few countries that employ lifelong tax reporting requirements for its citizens. So, many US expats are stunned when they find out that they are required to file annual US tax returns – regardless of how long they have lived abroad. Below is a quick reference guide to what expats need to know to become compliant by the June 15th deadline. This article has been wri ...

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Launch of Expat Investors Club

The Expat Investors Club is a social network where expats can meet online and share insights with other investors who are potentially interested in similar markets and face similar cross-jurisdictional issues. It is powered by Investwits, who are taking their investor network concept from its Danish roots to expand to expats internationally. Investwits was founded in 2016 by Kenneth Bach and Jan T ...

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Buy-To-Let Mortgages For Expats In The UK

Buy-to-let mortgages for expats are available to help you invest in the UK property market and there are various options for obtaining a loan. There are additional challenges for expats beyond those faced by domestic borrowers. Buy-to-Let (BTL) Mortgages Buy-to-let (BTL) mortgages facilitate the purchase and remortgage of residential property in the UK for the purpose of letting to a private tenan ...

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Sending Money Abroad

At a loss over losing money when you need to send cash back home? It’s a common problem for expats who are getting stung by excessive fees and hidden charges from banks. With CurrencyFair, an online marketplace, secure transactions are made faster and far cheaper. Sending Money Abroad – this article was written exclusively for Expat Network by CurrencyFair Moving country can be an exci ...

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Expat UK Mortgages Made Easy

The impact of the Brexit referendum has made investing in UK property for British expatriates an attractive prospect. Yet the practicalities of doing so can be a little more tricky. With increased regulations around lending and changes to lending practices, many lenders have withdrawn from the market, leaving expatriates struggling to find ways to invest in UK buy-to-let properties. This article h ...

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US Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program To Close

The US IRS has announced that the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) will close in September 2018.  The OVDP was set up to allow US expats with potentially serious offshore compliance issues to avoid criminal prosecution and cap any exposure to penalties.  The IRS indicated that the reason was the ‘significant decline in the number of taxpayers participating’. There has been a decline fr ...

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4 Ways US Expat Taxes Have Changed, And How To Prepare

US Expat Taxes have been affected by significant changes to the American tax system between 2017 and 2018. Some of the changes are made annually, like alterations to tax brackets, deductions, and personal exemptions, though others were distinctive, like the sweeping tax reform that was passed at the end of the year. This article has been written exclusively for Expat Network by Greenback Expat Tax ...

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