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Video - US Expats with a non-US Spouse

Many of our US citizen clients now live overseas with a foreign spouse, but how does this affect their tax return? Learn more in our video below:  Read more

Video - Self Employment Tax for US Expats

One question which arises very frequently, is that of Self-Employment (or Social Security) Tax. This is a 15% tax which is applied by the IRS on earnings from self-employment in the US. But, how does this affect US expats living in Australia or New Zealand? Learn more below: Read more

Offices Reopen for 2020

Happy New Year! Well, didnt 2019 go quickly! Our offices have now reopened for 2020, with full staffing from 15th January. To our existing clients, we will be in touch in the coming days with a questionnaire to complete covering the 2019 calendar year, ensuring due diligence in providing our e... Read more

Video - Foreign Bank Account Reporting

Included in the US tax return preparation for most of our clients, if FBAR reporting. Specifically, the Report of Foreign Bank Accounts (Form FinCEN114) reports the existence and maximum values of all non-US bank accounts for US citizens annually. Learn more below: Read more

Video - Gambing Winnings - US Tax

Planning a weekend in Las Vegas? Be prepared that if you strike it big, you may need to pay tax on the winnings. Learn more in our video below: Read more

Video - IRS Processing Times

When filing returns or letters to the IRS, waiting for it to be processed can be a tedious waiting game. Despite the time frames for processing stated on the IRS website, they can sometimes take a significant amount of time to go through the system. Learn more below: Read more

Video - Choosing the right US Expat Tax Accountant

When it comes to choosing a US tax practitioner to work with, finding a firm with the right expertise can be challenging. At US Global Tax, all of our tax preparation or sign off team are at a minimum, IRS Enrolled Agents. Learn more in our video below:  Read more

Video - Tax Planning for US Expats

One key method of ensuring that your US tax returns have as few complications as possible, is effective tax planning. By obtaining tax advice before financial decisions - such as opening financial accounts or setting up a trust - you can help prevent any unexpected surprises later on down the li... Read more

Video - 15th December Deadline

When residing overseas, filing your US tax return on time can come with its difficulties. Fortunately, numerous extensions are available, initially up to 15th June each year, and then an additional extension up to 15th October. However, what is lesser known, is a further extension up to 15th Dec... Read more

News - Australian Director Tony Eaton Retires from Business

It is with best wishes, that today we say goodbye to our Australian Director, Tony Eaton, who has retired from a day to day role in the business. Tony formed US Global Tax with our NZ Director Lance Morris in 2014, and has seen the company go from strength to strength, assisting thousands of US ... Read more

Video - Posting Tax Returns to the IRS

Whilst the vast majority of US tax forms can now be electronically filed with the IRS, using an Authorised e-File provider (such as US Global Tax), many documents are still required to be paper filed. We cover this briefly in our video below, with important notes on IRS mailing procedure: Read more

Video - Form 3520-A, Foreign Trust Filing Deadline

Today, 16th September 2019 is the final day in which a timely filed, calendar year Form 3520-A for a Foreign Grantor Trust can be filed (with extension). For US expats who have an interest in a foreign trust, meeting the trust deadline is essential in avoiding penalties imposed by the IRS. Fore... Read more

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