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Streamlined Filing: How to Catch Up on Your Taxes Penalty-Free

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 30th and join Greenback Expat Tax Services for a FREE, live webinar on how to utilize the Streamlined Filing Procedures to catch up on 3+ years of late taxes, penalty-free.  Host David McKeegan, Co-Founder of Greenback will be joined by one of Greenback’s Streamlined Filing experts, and they will share more ...

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How To Renounce US Citizenship, The Costs And Implications

Reports consistently point to the increasing numbers of Americans considering renouncing their US citizenship with the burden of citizenship-based taxation as the major driver.  Up until 2009 there were less than 750 people renouncing their US citizenship annually.  This increased to 1,500 in 2010 and continued to grow peaking in 2016 at 5,409 with a marginal drop to 5,132 in 2017.  The numbers ar ...

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UK Expats: Do I Need To File A UK Self Assessment Tax Return?

If you no longer live in the UK, you may still be required to file a Self Assessment tax return with HMRC even if you’re a non-resident. This article was written exclusively for Expat Network by Go Simple Tax   Tax rules for UK residents and non-residents can be different – one of the first requirements will be to determine your tax residency status in the UK. An important factor is to rememb ...

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Filing US Expat Taxes Late

Filing US expat taxes late – if you’re behind on your taxes, you aren’t alone. The 2018 US Expat Opinion Survey, which gathered the opinions of over 3,800 expats worldwide, found that nearly 7% of expats were behind on their taxes. Becoming compliant on expat taxes might be easier than you think! Just follow the step-by-step process outlined below. This article has been written exclusively f ...

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Don’t Miss the US Tax Compliance Boat – OVDP Ends Sept 2018

If you are an American citizen or green card holder living abroad who has unreported assets and income, time is running out to take advantage of a critical Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) tax compliance program. Written exclusively for Expat Network by Kevin Sweeney, Senior Counsel, Chamberlain Hrdlicka   Here’s why. Effective September 28, 2018, the IRS will end its Offshore Voluntary ...

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HMRC Targeting British Expats

HMRC, the UK tax authority, is working to ensure British expat taxpayers continue to pay tax on their UK affairs. It recently released new figures that demonstrate its increased co-operation with foreign authorities overseas, leading to a considerable rise in levels of expat tax collected.   In 2017 HMRC made 1,006 requests to overseas tax authorities which resulted in an additional £5.7 mill ...

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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 requirement for filing US taxes marginally up from last ...

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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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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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