Taxes for Expats: 5 Essential Tips

As Trump and his billionaire cronies set about looting America, it may seem counter-intuitive to worry about paying your U.S. taxes.

In fact, you may not have to.

All over the world. These French union workers are protesting the end of the Wealth Tax, among other anti-labor measures.
Credit: Rebecca Martin

But it’s not as simple as that.

For one thing, you may want to collect social security. (Yes, social security is  still protected—unlike hundreds of other programs that’ll be cut  or eliminated entirely, thanks to the new tax bill.

So let’s take a look at how you, as an expat, can get what you’re due—and at your tax liabilities.

1) First, as an expat living overseas, do I have to pay U.S. taxes at all?

Yes, you do.

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How to Teach English Overseas

Okay, guys, I said I’d talk about this so I guess I better follow through!

Seriously, teaching English overseas is a great way to get you traveling to places you’d never see otherwise. And meeting folks you’d never meet otherwise.

Innocent Bash, a student when I met him in Tanzania twenty years ago, then sponsored for college in the U.S. At home with his wife Jennifer in Dar es Salaam. Inno was recently elected to the Tanzanian Parliament.

So here we go…

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Top 10 Tips for Surviving Trump

Hello, friends. So you’re thinking about moving overseas?

I’m glad to hear it. And I hope I can help make your planet bigger. My goal here is to share with you as many ideas as I can to get you living as an expat.

That’s why you’ll find on this first post my 10 top ways for moving yourself abroad—and maybe staying there.

So let’s get started. I hope you find at least one tip that excites you. Continue reading “Top 10 Tips for Surviving Trump”