My friend and I are working on a few years of back US tax returns. We are both US expats in Ireland with (very) small businesses. We are fairly confident about filing the 1040, Schedule B and the 2555, as well as the FinCEN form 114. The 5471 is confusing though... [more inside]
Help me with a "24 hour rule" in regards to expat taxes and being in transit. [more inside]
How do taxes work on investments in mutual funds? I am a novice at investing. American citizen working overseas and building a portfolio finally. I've established my emergency savings and am heading into taxable investments. Unfortunately, I am unable to contribute to my Roth IRA or contribute to a traditional IRA while claiming FEIE (Foreign Earned Income Exemption) with the IRS. I'm looking into investing in Vanguard's VWINX fund. How would US taxes work on these investments?
As a US citizen, living and working abroad for many years, I recently heard of a new law that I must file tax returns on the US by Aug 31, 2011 or face a penalty. Anyone know about this? If US citizens live and pay taxes abroad, they generally are exempt up to $91,500.
I’ve been living in London for the past 6 months, and somehow the US tax deadline escaped my radar until now. Help! [more inside]
What is Obama's position on tax exemptions for expats? [more inside]
I am an American moving to Edinburgh, Scotland. I'd like your advice on neighborhoods, telecomm, banking, and taxes. [more inside]
I am an American interested in buying property in Berlin. Do any other Americans with experience in this have any advice to offer? [more inside]