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US expats can deduct $97,600 of foreign income from their 2013 US tax return with the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion if they qualify as an official expat. (This amount jumps to $99,200 in 2014.) To qualify as a US expat, you must pass one of two determining residency tests: The Physical Presence test (PPT) or the Bona Fide Residence test (BFR). With the PPT, you must be outside the US for 330 of any 365-day period and earn foreign income. (Read Full Tip)
A retired American couple in Praia de Pipa, Brazil talks about why they chose this beautiful beach town for their retirement. They confess that while they knew about Brazil's wall of bureaucracy, they didn't expect it to be as challenging as it has been. One tip: keep your boarding pass from the flight into Brazil.