What if I Surrender US citizenship and Don’t Get into Tax Compliance

What if I Surrender US citizenship and Don’t Get into Tax Compliance
This week’s question is a follow up question from James from the Netherlands – for his friend (of course ) . The question is: What if I just surrender U.S. citizenship without doing anything regarding my taxes? What if I Simply Don’t File Form 8854? By failing to file form 8854, one remains a US ...

How 2004 Made Renouncing Your US Citizenship More Difficult

How 2004 Made Renouncing Your US Citizenship More Difficult

Are Americans Abroad Legally Required to Still Pay into the US Social Security System? (#1)

Are Americans Abroad Legally Required to Still Pay into the US Social Security System? (#1)
And this week’s question comes from a digital nomad Chiang Mai, and the question is: Do I have to contribute to Social Security? The Social Security Totalization Agreement US citizens living in countries which adhere to the Social Security Totalization Agreement only have to pay into the Social Security system of one country. If you ...

How to Stop Being a US Resident and Taxpayer

How to Stop Being a US Resident and Taxpayer

Are You Tax Non-Compliant? You Might Not Be in as Much Trouble as You Think

Are You Tax Non-Compliant? You Might Not Be in as Much Trouble as You Think

The Top Ten Reasons for US Expats to Hire an International Tax Expert

The Top Ten Reasons for US Expats to Hire an International Tax Expert
1. If you are a US citizen or Green card holder living and working abroad, you are required by law to file a US tax return each year. Most US Expats would do well to remember Al Capone, the notorious Chicago gangster, who was suspected of murder, racketeering and many other serious crimes. The government ...

Streamlined for US persons living in Iran? Maybe not

Virginia La Torre Jeker J.D. has an interesting blog post regarding the unique tax issues facing US persons living in Iran – enjoy at Iran Sanctions – Becoming US Tax Compliant Poses A Hidden Problem For Many Iranian-Americans

Filing obligation of a 6 year old 1

Somebody recently asked me if a 6 year old US citizen, living abroad, who receives minimal unearned income on his bank account was required to file US tax returns, here is my response – feel free to as your own question in the comment section below:   General rule: As a general rule, US persons ...