When living abroad, make sure you know you're not 'invisible' to the taxman!
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) has allowed governments to crack down on people trying to avoid their tax liability. Governments around the world are working together to make sure you're paying the taxes you're supposed to. Most financial institutions are reporting financial data to their governments, who are turning information over the IRS. It's best to not avoid your taxes - simply work on a minimization strategy to reduce the amount you'll owe.
Submitted on Oct 13, 2016 - Category: Expat Finance
David is an IRS Enrolled Agent, an MBA and an experienced finance professional and entrepreneur. David and his wife, Carrie, were frustrated with the process of filing their expat taxes. They found plenty of accountants, but few who could accurately prepare expat taxes. There were expensive accountants who treated them like a number and US CPAs who were well meaning, but not up to date on the rules as they apply to expats. Together they decided there had to be a better way. So they created the kind of company they wanted to work with - and Greenback Expat Tax Services was born!