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13 Jan
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The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Explained

How To Earn $224,000 Tax Free In 2022 The most important tool in the U.S. expat's tax toolbox is the foreign-earned income exclusion (referred to in tax-planning circles as the FEIE or "the exclusion"). If you qualify, it allows you to exclude up to US$112,000 in 2022 foreign-earned income from U.S. federal income tax. All [...]
06 May
Sunrise on Lamai Beach on Koh Samui in Thailand.

Taxes For The Global Citizen

A reader wrote this week to tell me why he’s not on board with our recommendation of Colombia as a top lifestyle choice in the Americas. His beef is taxes. Someone told the guy that Colombia taxes anyone who is in the country for more than six months on his worldwide income… and, further, that

15 Sep
Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

How To Take Advantage Of The FEIE As a U.S. person, the FEIE allows you to exclude up to US$107,600 in earned income on your taxes if you live and work outside the United States. If you’re married, you can exclude up to US$215,200. These figures are both for 2020, and the amount generally goes [...]
16 Oct
International Tax Review

International Tax Review

“You’ll notice that Lief is in his office as usual,” I wrote this morning to our Panama City staff. “However,” I continued, “he asks that you pretend that he’s not. That is, except in case of critical emergency or dire need, please steer clear of Lief’s desk today.” Tomorrow is Tax Day for us and […]

24 Jan
2013 Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

2013 Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

The most important tool in the U.S. expat’s tax toolbox is the foreign-earned income exclusion (referred to in tax-planning circles as the FEIE or ‘the exclusion’). If you qualify, it allows you to exclude up to US$97,600 in 2013 foreign-earned income from U.S. federal income tax.