Our MyExpatFBAR service will launch within the next few weeks! We'll provide more content on this topic soon.


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You can quickly and easily file your FBAR online with MyExpatFBAR - or file your US Tax Return & your FBAR together with MyExpatTaxes!

It's possible to upgrade from MyExpatFBAR to MyEpatTaxes during the process. Just click on the 'FBAR & US TAXES' button on the top and we'll transfer your account.

If you file and pay for your FBAR only at first, but later want to upgrade to file for a tax return in the same calendar, the FBAR payment will be credited towards the tax return fee!

File just your FBAR - or File your US Expat Taxes Too! The choice is yours.


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The fee (€49 / USD 59) is per year of FBAR filing, regardless how many accounts you have to report for any given year!


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Yes, you can digitally submit your finished FBAR to FinCEN with MyExpatFBAR.


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Yes, of course! With your first purchase, you'll receive a unique referral link to share that with your friends! They'll receive 10% off their first report and you'll get €10 in credit towards your next FBAR created with us.


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With MyExpatFBAR, you’re in complete control. You can save, go back, edit & update anytime. 


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You should see a floating chat icon on the bottom left corner of our application. If that doesn't work, sending an email to support@myexpattaxes.com or using the Contact Form on our website works just as fine!


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You can use two ways to reach out to us via Live chat or send us an email:

If you need help in real time, you can reach us thru our In-App Live Chat. You’ll just need to select the chat icon on the lower part of the navigation panel.

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You’ll be asked for your name and email address (that you used to sign up with us MyExpatFBAR) to proceed with the chat. One of our Support Team will be assigned to you to help you in case you get stuck.

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You may also send us an email at support@myexpattaxes.com or use our Contact Form on our website.

We’ll get back to you within 24 hours if it’s on weekdays. Our Live chat is available on our app about 12-14 hours per business day so we can cover all the time zones.


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MyExpatFBAR is a software that helps you file your US FBARs, no matter where you live. Getting started takes less than 5 minutes. To make the process faster, ensure you have the required documents needed to file your FBARs.

Set Up your Account

  1. Create an Account in under 3 minutes! Answer simple questions about yourself.
  2. Activate your account.
    A link will be sent to your inbox to activate your account. Make sure to check your spam!
  3. Input your personal information.
  4. Include information about your Foreign Bank Accounts and assets.
  5. Confirm your FBAR is complete and accurate.
  6. Complete your payment. This will unlock your FBAR package draft! Your payment is always secure, using rigorous European Security Standards.
  7. Digitally submit your finished FBAR to FinCEN.

You can always save your progress & return to your account if you don’t have all the information handy. So no worries!

Get Started!


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You may select the "Reset Password" to change your password when you're on the log-in page. You may also use this link: https://fbar.myexpattaxes.com/resetPassword


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We support direct bank transfer, credit card, and Paypal transactions. We fully adhere to the European PSD2 directive, which requires two-factor authentication for all online payments. We don't store your credit card information at all.


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With your first purchase, you'll receive a unique referral link.

This link will be shown after checkout but is also to be found in your invoice. You can also access it by clicking on the gift icon in the top menu.

Share that link with your friends! They'll receive 10% off their first return with us and you'll get €10 in credit towards your next tax return with us.

Make sure your credit is tracked by ensuring that your friend uses this link when making their account.

What are Credits?

1 credit = 1 unit of currency you choose to make your payment in.
Currently, MyExpatFBAR offers EUR and USD. Therefore, 1 credit = 1 USD or 1 EUR.

Credits work like cash towards your next return with us. When filing the FBAR next year, we will be even more affordable.


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The deadline for filing the FBAR is October 15. For example, you can file your 2021 FBAR until October 15, 2022.


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Once all required information has been filled out, you will be automatically directed to the "Checkout" page.

To purchase additional FBARs use the 'Purchase additional FBARs' button on the "Checkout" page (which can be found in the "File Your Return" navigation panel).


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Anyone who must file or pay US taxes from abroad are required to file the FBAR once their financial accounts have reached the FBAR filing threshold as stated below. The best thing is that you can file your FBAR within minutes through the MyExpatTaxes app!

The Foreign Bank Account Report is a form needs to be filled out if you have had $10,000 or more combined from all foreign financial accounts at any one time during the year. The filing deadline is October 15th, and penalties for not filing can be hefty.

Learn more about the FBAR.


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Curious to know about calculating the total balance for all your overseas financial accounts? Here's an example:

You have 3 bank accounts: 2 from Italy, 1 from the US. You have a pension set up in Italy because you work for an employer, and life insurance from an Italian company you have been funding for 10 years.

Now, you need to calculate the maximum balance of the year for all foreign accounts – ignoring US accounts because they don’t count. Sum up the total from your foreign financial accounts, and convert the money into USD. Now you can determine whether you need to file an FBAR.

Learn more about the FBAR.


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Hefty penalties can come your way if you forgot or didn’t know you had to file the FBAR, or Foreign Bank Account Report. Depending on your circumstance as an expat, you may have to pay penalties:

penalties not filing the fbar expats
Source: https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/report-of-foreign-bank-and-financial-accounts-fbar

As you can see, these penalties are expensive. To prevent paying such fines, check out our Streamlined Procedure program where you can make up years of back taxes and FBARS for an affordable price.


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Since FBARS are filed through FinCen and not the IRS, penalties can be as high as $10,000 a year for filing errors or not knowing you had to file.

Fortunately, there is an amnesty option for expats to make up this tax situation. However, you’ll need to use them before the IRS contacts you. The amnesty program is called the Delinquent FBAR Submission Procedures.

Here are two ways you, as an American expat, can catch up and file your late FBARs:

If you already filed your tax return (either through us at MyExpatTaxes, another tax company, or on your own):

You can back file your FBAR through our online portal or the FinCen portal. You can do this for any qualifying years and need to explain why you didn’t file them before (i.e., you were unaware you had to do them).

If you have not filed your tax return yet:

You can also make up for lost years by using the Streamlined Procedure tax amnesty program. This program is exclusively for Americans abroad who didn’t know they had to file taxes from abroad without facing tax consequences and fees.


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Yes, if you close the financial account, you should report it. Also, don't forget to report the closing balance of the financial account in FBAR and FATCA forms while filing your taxes.


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If spouses only have joint foreign accounts then, they can file one FBAR. However, if both spouses have at least one individual foreign account then they have to file one FBAR per person.


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If you don't have a foreign account you don't have to prove it. However, if you do have a foreign account and don't report it, you could get fined, because the IRS will find out.


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There is no tax on the FBAR values; FBAR reports are for informational purposes only.


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Yes, you will need to include any joint accounts on your FBAR, however your non US citizen/Green Card Holder spouse does not need to file their own FBAR.


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You should file an FBAR if the total of all financial accounts combined exceed the $10,000 threshold. Even for one day! Keep in mind that you won’t be taxed on your foreign bank account because of this specific form. To find out which types of financial accounts have to be reported on the FBAR, check out our blog.

The deadline for filing the FBAR for US expats is October 15. We at MyExpatTaxes always ensure that our clients file an FBAR because of the penalties that come with not filing one. We prefer you be safer in this regard and file even though your accounts don't reach the threshold.


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Yes, of course! With your first purchase, you'll receive a unique referral link (to be found in your invoice). Share that link with your friends! They'll receive 10% off their first return with us and you'll get €10 in credit towards your next tax return with us.


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Within the MyExpatTaxes / MyExpatFBAR app, there is no ability to view the log of changes. However, you can always edit your information as needed. 


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If you don't yet have the document, you may just skip the question and come back once the document is available. If the upload is required, you can just upload a blank word document to bypass the question.


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If you file and pay for your FBAR only at first, but later want to upgrade to file for a tax return in the same calendar, the FBAR payment will be credited towards the tax return fee!


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When this occurs, it is normally due to your browser. We recommend trying different browsers or downloading the PDF and opening it up with Adobe Acrobat: https://get.adobe.com/reader/.


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By filing the FBAR, you are informing the Treasury Department about your foreign accounts, this way you are helping them in preventing tax evasion.


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Have no fear, you’ll be able to use our service for free up until we are ready to provide you with your draft tax return (after you complete the deductions section). We use Mollie as our payment system, which supports direct bank transfer, credit card and PayPal transactions (options may vary based on the country you live in).

All prices are quoted in EUR and includes VAT already (how about that for transparent pricing).


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Of course - we're dealing with sensitive data, so we've taken several steps to make MyExpatTaxes/MyExpatFBAR as secure as possible:

  • Rather than trying to re-invent the wheel, we rely on well-proven and established industry standards.
  • All the libraries we use have built-in security features out-of-the-box.
  • Our lead developers have years of security experience, having worked in banking, payment, insurance and the networking industry.
  • Our front-end and back-end systems are loosely coupled and we vigorously scrutinize every call to the back-end - i.e., we do not trust any client-side security measures.


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We take data privacy very seriously. All your data is stored encrypted on our servers and we collect only what we need to prepare your tax returns.

We are fully compliant with all strict GDPR measures. We also fully adhere to the European PSD2 directive requiring two-factor authentication for all online payments. We don't store your credit card information.

If you ever want to delete your account, all data that is associated with you will be deleted without a chance for recovery. We will have to retain the tax forms that were provided to the IRS to comply with the US tax law for the necessary period though.

For more details, please check out our privacy policy right here.


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Yes, MyExpatFBAR is GDPR compliant. No client data is shared with third-parties, except the tax authorities of course, which is the aim of our software. While working through a browser, MyExpatTaxes uses the typical tracking of cookies, but clients need to explicitly opt-in before those cookies are set.


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MyExpatFBAR was designed with security in mind from day one. The architects and lead developers have 20+ years experience in creating secure web applications.

On all infrastructure levels, the software uses state-of-the-art security best practices. Data is encrypted at transport and wherever possible on rest. Passwords or security question answers are stored as hashes only, so that not even MyExpatFBAR can read these data. MyExpatTaxes does not store any credit card information.


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We're using Mollie as our Payment Gateway and allow for a variety of payment methods (based on your location, different options might be available).

Through Mollie, we fully adhere to the European PSD2 directive. PSD2 is the latest set of rules set by the EU to help regulate payments in Europe. PSD2 transforms the way payments and e-commerce work by requiring two-factor authentication (2FA) for all online payments which increases the security of your checkout.

We don't store your credit card or other payment information, so we do require you to re-enter that with every purchase you make.


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Although we do our best to secure our clients' data, accessing the application via the Internet is always a weak point in the security chain. With automated brute force attacks, an intruder might be able to guess weak passwords. This is also the reason we introduced two-factor authentication.


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Whenever a client logs in from a new device, they will not only be asked for a password but also for a 6 digit code which is sent to their email (or as text message) and valid for 20 minutes only.

If a clients regularly uses a known device which is secure, they can check the Remember this device checkbox. Future login attempts from this device will then not require two-factor authentication.


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These days automated software robots try intrude web applications for malicious actions. This simple math question is not totally easy to detect and be answered by automated scripts, thus ensuring that a real human is using our application.


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