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Expat Banking

Expat banking has become much more complicated for US citizens living abroad as a result of the governments enactment of FATCA and FBAR reporting requirements. Below are some articles to help you better understand the situation.

Living in Panama -- How to Open a Bank Account in Panama

How to open a bank account in Panama from the expat perspective: covers what documents you'll need to open a bank account, key criteria when choosing a bank, opening a bank account before you obtain residency and more.

Living in Panama -- Best Banks in Panama for Expats and Global Nomads

Expats share their recommendations for the best banks in Panama for expats and global nomads.

Living in Costa Rica -- Banking in Costa Rica

Information for expats living in Costa Rica about banking in Costa Rica, wire transfers, banking fees, banking limitations for those on a tourist visa and more.

Expat Banking -- Tips for Expats in Colombia

Expats in Colombia face unique and inconsistent challenges in managing their finances, and that means persistence is needed. Here are some basic tips from expats living in Colombia - their insights are based on their actual experiences managing their finances while living there.

Expat Banking -- Tips for Expats in Panama

Expats in Panama face unique challenges in managing their finances while living there, and that always starts with settling on the right expat financial services. Here are some basic tips from expats living in Panama - their insights are based on their actual experiences managing their finances while living there.

Expat Banking -- Basic Tips for Expats

All expats need to manage their finances effectively in order to avoid unnecessary fees and achieve tax compliance. Here is a very basic overview of what is involved with expat banking.

Expat Banking -- Tips for Expats in Mexico

Expats in Mexico face the challenge of successfully managing their finances while living there, and that always starts with settling on the right expat financial services. Here are some tips from expats already living in Mexico based on their actual experiences with banks there.

Expat Banking -- Tips for Expats in Italy

All expats in Italy face managing their finances while living there, and that always starts with finding a bank. Here are some tips from expats already living in Italy based on their actual experiences with banks there.

Expats Banking -- Tips for Expats in Portugal

All expats in Portugal contend with managing their finances while living there, and that always starts with finding a bank. Here are some tips from expats already living in Portugal on how to navigate that process.

Expat Tax -- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About FBAR!

With the FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Report) deadline approaching and many expats unaware of whether or not they need to file, take a closer look at the filing requirements and how exactly it is done.

Expat Tax & Finance

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.

How to Immigrate to Spain -- A Guide for First Movers

An overview of how to move to Spain and immigration options for non-EU citizens. Covers different long-term visa options.

Living Overseas -- U.S. Taxes for Expatriates - Pitfalls and Traps

Americans living abroad have lots of questions about filing taxes. Michael Tankersley covers some of the most common pitfalls and traps to avoid filing taxes abroad and in the US.

Living in Mexico -- Tax Guide for Americans in Mexico

This tax guide for Americans living in Mexico is an important read. Do you need to file a tax return in Mexico? Plus, an overview of Mexico's tax system, income tax rates, Mexico resident qualifications and more.

Expat Taxes in Singapore -- 10 Tax Tips for Expats in Singapore

Expats in Singapore should prepare for a complicated tax system their relocation. Here are 10 tips to help expats manage this critical aspect of their finances abroad.

Expat Taxes -- Top Tax Updates Expats Should Know for 2017

It's time for U.S. expats to explore what they'll need to file properly for the 2016 tax year. David McKeegan of Greenback Expat Tax Services offers tax bracket information and others facts you need to know.

Portugal Residence Permit -- How to Get Your First Residence Permit in Portugal

Wondering how to obtain your first residency permmit in Portugal? Susan Stults Korthase provides the information that you'll need to make it happen.

Expat Tax -- What Every U.S. Expat Needs to Know about Taxes

Cody Moore discusses FATCA and other reporting requirements for US expats including FINCEN Form 114, Form 8938, Form 5471 and Form 8865.

Expat Taxes -- June Is a Big Month for Expats - Here's Why!

Expat tax expert David McKeegan explains why June is such an important month for U.S. expats. From expat tax returns to FBAR, find out why you can't let the sixth month of the year sneak up on you!

Expat Taxes - US Property -- Selling U.S. Property

Pressed to sell your U.S. abode? Don't overlook the benefits of partial section 121 exclusion.

Expat Tax -- Top 3 Questions About Accidental Americans

What happens when an expat - or the child of an expat - is deemed by the IRS to be a U.S. citizen and consequently - a U.S. taxpayer. David McKeegan of Greenback Expat Tax Services provides expert insight on how to manage this scenario.

Expat Tax -- 5 Lesser-Known Facts about Social Security for US Expats

Americans that retire abroad should fully understand the implications for their social security. David McKeegan describes 5 lesser known facts about social security that every American expat retiree should know.

Expat Tax -- Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About FBAR!

With the FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Report) deadline approaching and many expats unaware of whether or not they need to file, take a closer look at the filing requirements and how exactly it is done.

Expat Taxes -- 5 Things About Expat Taxes

Greenback Tax Services helps you explore expat taxes and some of the most important things you don't know about the financial implications of living abroad.

Expat Tax -- Preparing to File your US Expat Tax Return Now = Less Hassle Later!

It's the time of the year most US citizens dread--tax time. US expats around the world shudder even more than US residents due to the complicated and oftentimes confusing process of filing US expat taxes. But it doesn't have to be this way! Preparation is the key.

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Immigration-CroatiaCroatia's Digital Nomad Visa

Pack your bags, because Croatia's much-anticipated Digital Nomad Visa (aka Temporary Digital Nomad Stay) is now law and the application process is in place. This article provides step-by-step instructions about how to apply for the digital nomad visa. Are you eligible? How do you apply? What documents do you need? What are the costs? Can you bring your family?

Pack your bags, because Croatia's much-anticipated Digital Nomad Visa (aka Temporary Digital Nomad Stay) is now law and the application process is in place. This article provides step-by-step instruct...

Expats-in-Merida,-MexicoLiving in Merida, Mexico

Merida offers expats just about everything they could ask for... affordable living in a great atmosphere, high quality health care, striking distance to the ocean, and much, much more.

Merida offers expats just about everything they could ask for... affordable living in a great atmosphere, high quality health care, striking distance to the ocean, and much, much more....

Living-in-Croatia8 Best Places to Live in Croatia

Croatia somehow flies under the radar of people looking to move abroad despite the fact that it has so much to offer in terms of a fantastic international lifestyle. Here are the best options to consider in 2021.

Croatia somehow flies under the radar of people looking to move abroad despite the fact that it has so much to offer in terms of a fantastic international lifestyle. Here are the best options to cons...

Retirement-In-CuencaAn Expat Shares What it's Like Retiring in Cuenca, Ecuador

A retired couple who landed in Cuenca, Ecuador with plans to rent a while and move from place to place is very happy with the decision to move to Ecuador. They appreciate the low cost of living in Cuenca, access to quality healthcare, clubs and activities. The one challenge has been the ever changing residency rules.

A retired couple who landed in Cuenca, Ecuador with plans to rent a while and move from place to place is very happy with the decision to move to Ecuador. They appreciate the low cost of living in Cu...

Moving-To-PortoAn Expat Talks about Moving to Porto, Portugal

An expat talks about moving to Porto, Portugal - moving costs, renting a condo, the lower cost of living in Porto and more.

An expat talks about moving to Porto, Portugal - moving costs, renting a condo, the lower cost of living in Porto and more....

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