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I made a gift, now what?

Holidays season has just passed and you’ve probably gave away a lot of presents. Have you ever wondered whether these gifts are subject to any tax? What is a gift? A gift is made when the value of the property transferred (directly or indirectly) exceeds the value of consideration received in return. Thus, if you’re [...]

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Penalties to watch out for

Having to file tax returns every year can be challenging and painful. But what’s worse? The IRS can penalize you for all sort of reasons and it can cost you a great deal of money and time to resolve. Here is a list of penalties that are most encountered by taxpayers. Penalty for Not Filing [...]

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Foreign Earned Income Exclusion for U.S. Taxpayers living abroad

If you are a U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident alien living in a foreign country, you are subject to the same U.S. income tax laws that apply to citizens and resident aliens living in the United States. One potential benefit for U.S. taxpayers living abroad is the foreign earned income exclusion and housing exclusion [...]

Important U.S. Tax Filing Deadlines for Taxpayers Overseas

For U.S. citizens or resident aliens, the rules for filing income tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether taxpayers are in the U.S. or abroad. All worldwide income is potentially subject to U.S. income tax. For U.S. citizens living oversea, there are additional filing requirements/deadlines that need to be addressed. Please [...]

Need to file your 2014 US taxes living abroad and prepare for 2015? Find the newest updates here.

Here is some additional useful information to plan for year-end.   Stamp Out Tax Season Stress! Are you ready for tax time? There are a couple of steps you can take now to alleviate some of the stress of filing your return. Plan to get organized early. Begin by putting together a tax folder with [...]

Why should I keep records for my US taxes?

Good organization and recordkeeping is very important when tax deadlines approach in April (June for those living overseas). Good recordkeeping will help you with the following: –        Prepare accurate income tax returns –        Ensures you will provide all necessary information to you CPA –        Keep track of valuable deductible expenses –        Give you peace of [...]

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