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28 Sep
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Resources For Filing Taxes As An American Abroad

The Oct. 15 final deadline for every American who asked for an extension for filing his 2016 U.S. tax return is racing toward us… and I still need to complete mine. Kathleen and I return to Paris this weekend… and I know how I’ll be spending my first two weeks back in the City of […]

10 Apr
IRS Tax Deadline Extension Ending Today

IRS Tax Deadline Extension Ends April 18th

Answers To Two Important U.S. Tax Questions It’s tax time again for us Americans. That is, this Tuesday, April 18 (April 15 is a Saturday and April 17 is a holiday in D.C.), is the reporting deadline for those of us who haven’t filed for an extension until October. How many tax dates do we [...]
13 Mar
paying offshore taxes by yourelf

Why I Fired My CPA And Started Doing My Own Offshore Taxes

Zen And The Art Of Taxes For The American Abroad I’ve been preparing U.S. taxes since I was in high school. My first office job as a teenager was working for a small CPA firm in Phoenix, Arizona. That group trained me, over the three years I worked for them, in the basics of tax [...]
11 Oct
Sundays Presidential Debate had me wondering if it's a no-win for the country, whoever candidate we choose.

Sunday’s Presidential Debate: More Painful Than My Tax Returns

I listened to the presidential debate last night while finishing my 2015 tax return. I’m not sure which one bothered me more. My tax return is more than 50 pages. It’s mostly information forms reporting my assets rather than actual income reporting. My non-American friends laugh when I complain to them about what a pain […]

22 Aug
You Could Be Living Tax Free as a consultant overseas

As A Consultant Overseas You Could Be Living Tax-Free

A friend is trying to figure out where to move overseas with his family. He’s a freelance consultant, so all he needs to be in business is an Internet connection. In other words, he could go almost anywhere, which is making it difficult for him to decide what to do. He started by narrowing his […]

31 Dec
Improvements In Medellin Colombia

Investments And Improvements In Medellin, Colombia

I arrived in Medellín on Tuesday to spend a week here with my family over New Year’s. As usual, I’m enjoying the calming effects of being in this city. It’s hard to define, but something about this place lowers your blood pressure. It could be the mountain air. It could be the temperate weather (about […]