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What is a common-law employee?

Many self-employed individuals are actually common-law employees, who operate as regular employees, just on different contract terms. According to the IRS, under ...

Where can I find the MyExpatTaxes video tutorials?

MyExpatTaxes posts all of our expat tax video tutorials on our YouTube Channel. Be sure to subscribe and click the bell '🔔' ...

Do I need to file state taxes as an expat?

Short answer - it depends. There are three main factors that determine whether you owe state taxes as an expat: The legitimacy ...

How do I qualify to use the FEIE?

With the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE) you can exclude up to $108,700 from income taxes. There are 2 criteria: 1. If ...

How do I file a tax extension from abroad?

With MyExpatTaxes you can file for an extension on your US taxes in a few simple steps. Best of all it's completely ...

Can I use the Foreign Tax Credit on corporate income?

US corporations who are doing business abroad need to pay income tax according to their host country’s tax laws. To avoid double ...

What if I file my FBAR too late?

If you file your FBAR too late, there is still a way to get tax compliant and avoid penalties. Here are two ...

Should I renounce my US citizenship to avoid taxes?

There is always an option to renounce your US citizenship if you want to avoid US taxes. After renouncing you wouldn't be ...

My spouse is a non-resident alien, should we file jointly or separately?

If your spouse is not a US citizen and has no Green Card, then he/she does not need to be included on ...

I haven’t filed for years, how do I catch up?

If you have never filed a tax return and are a US expat living abroad for more than 3 years, there is ...

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