Besides FATCA, how would they know I am tax delinquent?

Besides FATCA, how would they know I am tax delinquent?

They could find you when you get or renew your US passport, which is required to enter the United States; The way it is supposed to work is that you are mandated to provide your US Social Security Number (SSN) when you apply for a passport. The Department of State...
FATCA & U.S. Expats in Mexico

FATCA & U.S. Expats in Mexico

FATCA is stirring a wave of confusion among U.S. expat communities around the world. As of this article, roughly 110 countries are either on-board with FATCA, or having active discussions with the United States. Mexico has signed FATCA agreement with the U.S. (as...
The importance of earned income

The importance of earned income

After posting First Year Abroad, I received the following message on Twitter regarding earned income and foreign pension. And yes, I have to admit that my post was targeted to US Citizens who recently moved overseas to follow a job – in which case the Foreign Earned...
FATCA exempt credit union (as per the IGA with Canada)

FATCA exempt credit union (as per the IGA with Canada)

As originally seen on the Isaac Brock Society’s post  If this is accurate… and this one. I am delighted and, as a roughly-35-years member, proud to report that Alterna Savings and Credit Union. formerly CS Co-op and formerly mainly in Ottawa but now I believe...
First Year Abroad

First Year Abroad

If you just moved abroad, you probably have a lot of questions about how to deal with the tax implication it may have. The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and Foreign Tax Paid Credit pages will give you a more complete explanation of some of the issues you need to...
State Residency Issues

State Residency Issues

State Residency is a concept used by US states to determine whether you are liable to pay state income taxes. Your residence does not automatically end when you stop being physically present in that state. Generally, your “tax domicile” is the place you intend to make...
Tax Treaties

Tax Treaties

Tax treaties may provide unique advantages; feel free to look at them to see if it contains something that could be useful to your specific case. Country Signed Income Tax Treaty Technical Explanation Australia 1982 63K 87K Australia Protocol   2001 35K K Austria 1996...