Expat banking, offshore banking, expat taxes and finance are all daunting issues for new expats. Our new Expat Finance guide is broken down into three sections: banking, tax & finance. Plus, our new Ask the Expert tool enables you to submit your finance questions.
Banking offshore and Expat banking are critical expat services. Moving overseas is not the same experience for every expatriate, and the articles below will help you evaluate what you need to successfully bank abroad.
Form 8938 and the FBAR are two different forms that many expats need to file to report foreign accounts. So, how do you know which one to file? This outline, prepared by Greenback Expat Tax Services, outlines the differences between the two.
It is critical to ensure one's financial house is in order prior to moving overseas. Article covers several common international assignee misconceptions with regard to expat finances.
The unrest in Libya, Bahrain and the tsunami in Japan are vivid examples of the unexpected dangers faced when living abroad. How would you move money, pay bills and conduct other necessary banking transactions if you were stuck in the middle of political unrest or living in a country that experienced a natural disaster?
Expat tax is one of the most important aspects of managing one's finances after a move abroad. Do not neglect offshore tax issues or wait until the last minute to explore the financial implications of international living. The articles below will help you start your research into expat taxes.
The number of US citizens living abroad who are renouncing their citizenship is on the rise. David McKeegan discusses 5 things to consider before tossing your passport.
It's estimated that only half of US expats are caught up on their US expat tax obligations. The IRS has made big changes to their amnesty programs and now is a great time to catch up! David McKeegan offers straightforward advice about the amnesty programs and how to file.
David McKeegan offers an overview of the tax documents US expats need to file and the different expat tax laws they should consider.
Expat finance requires proper research while living overseas. Expats are often exposed to offshore investment opportunities not available at home. The articles in this section provides basic overseas finance information to consider while living abroad.
Whatever your reasons for wanting to live overseas and enjoy a global lifestyle, one thing you can still count on, is that you will have to manage your finances. Lisa R. Mitchell discusses financial tips for expats.
David Kuenzi explains how to properly incorporate currency considerations into a sound, long-term investment strategy is much easier than commonly understood.
Kuenzi explains the complex concept of "currency risk" that often clouds investment and financial planning decisions for Americans abroad.