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Relocating can enable you to get a great job, make more money and have a totally interesting change to your lifestyle. Moving offshore creates other issues that need to be considered like:
- Dealing with foreign currency and exchange rates
- Language barriers
- Benefit packages such as health insurance, tuition, housing, transportation
- Tax rules, rates and regulations
Basically, pretty much everything you take for granted.
Before agreeing to any employment contract you should contact Expatriatetaxreturns.com to review the offer, help you to manage your expectations, project your tax liabilities, and help with the answer to the question “Is it worth it?”
Moving across the world is a decision that cannot be taken lightly. Get some professional guidance along the way to make sure that you are aware of all ramifications.
Tax Day, April 15th has passed. The bad news is if you owe taxes to the U.S. government, payment is overdue to the IRS. As an expat, you are given an automatic two-month extension to June 15th for filing but all monies owed were due on April 15th.
Hopefully, you are among the majority of Expats who do not owe any taxes but if not, pay now. If you are one of the minority expats that do owe taxes, you may have to pay interest. Submit your payment in full to stop the interest from accruing. Our CPA’s are here to help make your tax filing easy, contact Expatriate Tax Returns today.
Adults across the U.S. will recognize April 15th as Tax Day. This is when individual income tax returns are due. There is some flexibility for expatriates. The Internal Revenue Service website states that if you are “a U.S. citizen or resident alien residing overseas or are in the military on duty outside the U.S.” that you are given an automatic two-month extension for filing.
You are not required to submit a request to take advantage of this extension. Your tax filing will be due by June 15th if you qualify. As long as you pay all taxes (most expatriates don’t owe any taxes), no late penalties will be applied. A CPA can provide valuable financial advice and help ensure that you always pay the amount required by law – no more and no less. Make tax filing easy, contact Expatriate Tax Returns today.
Realizing that you made a mistake on your expat tax return can be a heart-stopping experience. Don’t worry. The issue can be corrected.
What Do I Do When I Notice a Mistake?
The best thing to do when you notice a mistake on your tax return is to deal with it. Common errors include forgetting to report income or not taking all allowable deductions. No matter what the mistake was, it is always better to file an amendment before the IRS notices and contacts you about it.
How Do I File an Amended Expat Tax Return?
There is a process in place to allow you to file an amended tax return. Using a Form 1040X, you can make changes to a previously filed 1040EZ, 1040A, or 1040. This usually must be done within three years of the original return or two years from the date the taxes were paid, whichever comes second. Next, you can:
- Attach the necessary form or schedule if needed
- Pay additional taxes owed before the due date to avoid penalties and interest
- Submit the form using snail mail (not electronically)
Expert Advice Can Help You Avoid Expat Tax Errors
The best way to deal with expat tax return mistakes is to avoid them altogether. We can make the process much easier and provide you peace of mind. Whether you’re filing your taxes for the first time or need to submit an amendment, let us know. Contact Expatriate Tax Returns to discuss your expatriate tax questions.
Wishing Americans everywhere, a very Happy Easter!