With a limited number of exceptions, completing IRS tax returns and FBARs is MANDATORY for all USA citizens and residents.
The United States reserves the right to tax its citizens on their worldwide income regardless of where they are residing, highlighting the need for all US citizens living abroad to ensure they are filing and paying the correct amount of tax (referred to as expat tax). To know more about when to apply check out the dates.
Tax exclusions and credits combined with generally lower marginal US federal tax rates are likely to result in a zero US tax liability for taxpayers who have foreign income. In fact the result may be a tax credit. US Global Tax have specialists that work to ensure US expats are compliant with all US tax and FATCA legislation, as well as ensuring tax liability is legally minimized. To find out more about your tax solutions feel free to Contact Us.
It is important to note that regardless of the liability, the taxpayer is still required to properly report all income.
- Report all worldwide income
- File within the deadlines
The United States is somewhat unusual in how it treats the income of its citizens residing outside of its borders because of its use of a dual system of exclusions and credits.
The US system allows citizens that are living overseas to exclude income that is earned up to certain limits while it also allows for foreign taxes to be credited toward their US tax liability if certain requirements are met.
As a consequence of new banking rules and information sharing agreements between the USA and various countries if you have not filed current tax returns or have never filed IRS tax returns as an expatriate it is increasingly likely you will be identified.
This can be a serious problem for you with significant penalties. However we provide solutions tailored to your specific circumstances that can;
- eliminate the stress and worry of non-compliance
- result in a tax credit
- be completed professionally, quickly and accurately, at a reasonable cost
We act quickly and professionally to ensure you are compliant and to minimise your tax liability or maximise your tax credit.
If this looks complicated and confusing, IT IS.
It is also very time consuming and the likelihood of error is high if you do it yourself. Our team of USA Expatriate Tax Professionals make it simple and stress free for you.
If you need help with any of the above tax problems, contact our professional team here.