MyExpatTaxes is a tax software that helps you file your US taxes, 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 return.

Set Up your Account

  1. Create an Account. 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. Quickly answer simple questions. Our intuitive software adapts to the answers you give, which saves you time. For many expats, this takes under 15 minutes!
  4. Optional: Unlock Expert Tax Support
    We can make your tax process even easier. Upgrade and be able to meet with your personal tax professional via video call. More Information …
  5. Complete your payment
    This will unlock your tax package draft! Your payment is always secure, using rigorous European Security Standards.
  6. We will e-File!
    Give feedback on your tax package draft, or proceed to authorize MyExpatTaxes to instantly e-file your return!

Documents to get Started | Required for all taxpayers:

Your foreign version of a W-2 (a document from your employer that provides you with an overview of your total salary and taxes paid)

Documents to get Started | Other common documents taxpayers need:

Did you? Documents you might need:
Sell stocks, get dividends, earn interest income 1099 or foreign equivalent
Pay off student loans 1098-E
Pay off a mortgage 1098
Move recently Receipts for moving related expenses
Donate to charity Receipts for charitable donations
Pay un-reimbursed medical, dental or business expenses Receipts for relevant expenses

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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For customers with standard tax cases, their return can take anywhere between 15-30 minutes. With the option to save and go back, those with more complex cases or filing for multiple years can take their time without feeling rushed.


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If you opt for a professional review, then our tax review team would start looking into your case as soon as possible. We might need more information and, if so, will reach out to you. If all is well, we'll upload your final tax return to the site. We average around 3-5 business days per review; so it may take a bit longer, though, depending on your tax situation's complexity.


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If you are a US citizen, you need to report your worldwide income if you meet the IRS tax filing threshold. Why? The US is one of the two countries that have citizenship-based taxation; the other one is Eritrea.

With MyExpatTaxes, you’ll be guided by our software to select the types of income that need to be reported. It is classified as US source and Foreign source income:

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Source Income would be input under the “US Standard Tax Documents” section, which looks like this:

us standard tax documents feature myexpattaxes

You’ll need to select which forms did you receive to input your US source income:

us source income types of income myexpattaxes

Foreign Source Income is on the tax return section on the navigation panel. You'll need to choose “Select Income” as such:

select types of income feature myexpattaxes

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Once you have input your income our software will automatically calculate the most beneficial expat tax benefit that you could use based on your tax situation. If these throw a red flag, a tax professional will review it further.


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Our most popular US expat tax software includes all the forms you need to become tax compliant. Here are the most common forms we have in our software:

FORM PURPOSE
Form 1040 U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1040 Schedule 1 Additional Income and Adjustments to Income
Form 1040 Schedule 2 Additional Taxes (alternative minimum tax, household employment expenses, etc)
Form 1040 Schedule 3 Additional Credits and Payments
Form 1040 Schedule 4 Other Taxes (self-employment, unreported Social Security, etc)
Form 1040 Schedule 5 Section 4081(e) Claims
Form 1040 Schedule 6 Other Claims (which cannot be reported on Schedule 1, 2, 3, 5, and 8)
Form 1040 Schedule A Itemized Deductions
Form 1040 Schedule B Interest and Ordinary Dividends
Form 1040 Schedule C Profit or Loss From Business
Form 1040 Schedule D Capital Gains and Losses
Form 1040 Schedule E Supplemental Income and Lo
Form 1040 Schedule SE Self-Employment Tax
Form 1040X Amended U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form 1116 Foreign Tax Credit & Foreign Branch Income, General, Passive & Resourced Income
Form 2210 Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
Form 2441 Child and Dependent Care Expenses
Form 2555 Foreign Earned Income
Form 4562 Depreciation and Amortization (Including Information on Listed Property)
Form 4868 Application for Automatic Extension of Time to File U.S. Individual Income Tax Return
Form 5329 Additional Taxes on Qualified Plans (including IRAs) and Other Tax-Favored Accounts
Form 5405 Repayment of the First-Time Homebuyer Credit
Form 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax - Individuals
Form 8582 Passive Activity Loss Limitations
Form 8606 Nondeductible IRAs
Form 8812 Additional Child Tax Credit
Form 8814 Parent's Election to Report Child's Interest and Dividends
Form 8829 Expenses for Business Use of Your Home
Form 8832 Entity Classification Election
Form 8833 Treaty-Based Return Position Disclosure Under Section 6114 or 7701(b)
Form 8863 Education Credits (American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits)
Form 8867 Paid Preparer's Due Diligence Checklist
Form 8889 Health Savings Accounts (HSAs)
Form 8915-E Qualified 2020 Disaster Retirement Plan Distributions and Repayments
Form 8938 Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets
Form 8949 Sales and other Dispositions of Capital Assets
Form 8960 Net Investment Income Tax Individuals, Estates, and Trusts


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Don't worry! You need to take very easy steps to start filing with us.

Firstly, create an account (for free) then fill out your information. You can also save your progress and come back anytime. If you are on our website, you’ll just need to select the “Get Started” button; please see below:

Then select “Sign In” there are two buttons to sign in you can choose any of them/you may also use this link to log in:

After signing in to your account, you go through our questionnaire. That will guide you through the process based on the answers you give.

Once you paid the fee, your draft tax return(s) will be generated and you'll be able to access it through the app within a few minutes.

You can then provide feedback on them directly on the app and either reject the drafts or proceed to authorize us to finalize your return.

Lastly, confirm the results and calculations. Our expert tax team will e-file your tax returns with the IRS and you will be notified along the way.


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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 Live Chat within the MyExptTaxes App, 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 MyExpatTaxes) to proceed with the chat, and 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 team@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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We can help you with that. Our intuitive expat tax software allows you to report financial assets simply and smoothly. Financial assets you can report include: Cash, bank account deposits, stocks, bonds, mutual funds and any other non-US financial accounts.

How to enter it through our app?

Once you go through our question, you’ll reach a section labeled as FBAR and FATCA:

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Step 1: Confirm if you have any non-US financial accounts:

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Step 2: Confirm if you want to file with us. Please note it’s already included in the fee.

Step 3: Add all your account details:

If you have anymore questions, feel free to contact our tax team! They are standing by to assist.


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At MyExpatTaxes, with the Rewards Program, we offer two ways to save on filing. We thank all our customers for their loyalty!

Gaining Credits From Being A Returning Customer

Each year that a customer returns to MyExpatTaxes, they will receive 25 credits added to their account starting in 2021.

Therefore, if you filed your US expat taxes with MyExpatTaxes in 2021, you will receive 25 credits added to your account in 2022.

Sending Referral Links

Another way you can save with MyExpatTaxes is by sending referral links. After you make your purchase with MyExpatTaxes, you will receive a referral link that you can send to your friends.

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.

What is the discount I will get?

When you send a referral link to a new customer with MyExpatTaxes, they will receive 20% off their purchase with us, and you will get 20 credits added to your account.

Make sure your credit is tracked.

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, MyExpatTaxes offers EUR and USD. Therefore, 1 credit = 1 USD or 1 EUR.

Learn more about the MyExpatTaxes Rewards Program.


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

You can catch up on your US taxes as an American abroad by utilizing the IRS Tax Amnesty Program. This means you can avoid late filing penalties! It is a safe and legal way to get back on track if you’ve never filed a tax return.

However, it’s understandable if you are hesitant or nervous to start this filing process because it means you have to be open about being a US citizen abroad and never filing a tax return.

Fear not though, as this US Expat Tax Amnesty program is made especially for you and will reduce any late filing fees if applicable!

Find out more about the Streamlined procedure.


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A solution for this could be to check the date you bought the stock and then find the price of the stock on that day.

You subtract the amount of money spent on the investment from the amount you got when you sold the stock. The difference is your capital gain.


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Crypto are treated like investments like stocks and any capital gain/loss is reported on Schedule D.

Here are some other points to know:

  • The cost basis is the amount of money invested in a cryptocurrency
  • Total proceeds is the money you got from selling the cryptocurrency
  • The gain/loss will be calculated based on that

You can enter your details under Investment Income section – Stock/Property/Crypto Sales as so:

Learn more about cryptocurrency reporting for expats.


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How can expats contribute to their US Roth IRA? First let's look at what an IRA is:

Roth IRA: You can make monetary contributions that already had taxes paid (i.e.: after-tax). From this, your earnings and withdraws can potentially be tax-free (as long as you meet certain conditions). You can learn more about it thru this link IRS page.

To determine your IRA contribution limit, you’ll need to look at your filing status, taxable compensation, and adjusted gross income (AGI). You are either eligible for the maximum amount, a reduced amount, or not eligible at all from these three factors. Check out this calculation from TIAA to see how much you can contribute.

Keep in mind: When you use FEIE (Foreign Earned Income Exclusion), this might mean that ALL of your compensation is excluded from US taxation, therefore you have $0 taxable compensation.

Adding Roth IRA contributions on the MyExpatTaxes software

To add your contribution to the software, you’ll need to select the “IRA Contributions” tab on the navigation panel left of the page:

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Then select “Yes” to the following questions below:

ira contributions feature myexpattaxes

Then, choose ROTH IRA to input your contribution details:

roth ira myexpattaxes features

Once selected, you can choose the following option that applies to you:

IRA contributions page myexpattaxes

To learn more, you may visit this page from our website.


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An IRS Form is commonly used to collect information from freelancers, independent workers, or workers who aren’t employed in a company but have completed work. If you earn more than $600, you must submit a W-9 Form.

Also, when you open a financial account overseas, the financial institution might be required to ask you for your US Social Security Number because of FATCA - and so, you should complete a Form W9 to provide them with your taxpayer ID.

Here’s a sample copy of Form W-9:

w-9 form myexpattaxes
IRS.gov

How to complete a W-9 Form?

  1. Request a copy of the W-9 Form from your employer; you can also obtain a copy of the W-9 Form directly from the IRS website.
  2. You must enter your legal name, which should be the same name shown on your tax return or SS card. If you have requested an ITIN, it should be the name from your W-7 that needs to be entered. If you don’t have a business name then you can just skip the Line 2.
  3. Enter the legal structure of your business for Line 3, so the IRS knows where to classify your info for tax purposes.
  4. You’ll also need to input your mailing address for IRS correspondence.
  5. For Part I, you’ll be ask to enter either your Employer Identification Number (EIN) or Social Security Number (SSN). This would depends on the structure of your business
  6. The certification area or the Part II of the form is where you can sign and date the form making sure that the information that you have provided are all accurate. If you have a backup withholding for failing to to report all interest and dividends on your tax return, you’ll need to cross out Item 2.


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The Foreign Tax Credit or Form 1116 is often used in countries with a higher tax rate than Uncle Sam. It is a dollar-for-dollar reduction towards your foreign earned income. You may learn more on this link from our website.

Please see the steps on how you can fill out Form 1116 (Foreign Tax Credit) using the software:

Firstly, you’ll need to log in to your account. If you are on our website, you’ll just need to select the “Get Started” button; please see below:

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Then select “Sign In” there are two buttons to sign in you can choose any of them/you may also use this link to log in https://app.myexpattaxes.com/login:

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Once signed in, select the “Select Income(s)” section in the navigation left of the page:

myexpattaxes select income form 1116

myexpattaxes income form 1116

Once you enter your income, you’ll be asked if it has been taxed outside the US, and you may select “Yes” to enter the amount of foreign taxes withheld from your income.

myexpattaxes income subject to taxes outside the US form 1116

After entering all your income, the software would direct you to the summary of all your income:

myexpattaxes taxes paid

myexpattaxes double taxation check

You can always reach out to our Support team at team@myexpattaxes.com if you need any help while filling the questions, or you can request a chat on our website for real-time assistance; we are open during business days.


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