Challenges Of US Citizens Living Abroad

Estimates on the number of US citizens living abroad vary wildly – I’ve seen anything from 2.2 million to 9 million – but one thing we do know is that they face some serious difficulties when it comes to finances, and the situation has become increasingly challenging in recent years.…

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Investment options for American expatriates

FATCA: what are the investment options for American expatriates? FATCA – the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act that was passed in the US in 2010 – has been playing havoc with the finances of American expats. It has become extremely difficult for US expats living abroad to invest, the reason…

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American expats: has FATCA made your life difficult?

The US government’s policy of taxing all US citizens, regardless of where they live, is almost unique (as far as I know, only Eritrea is the only other country which does it!). The draconian FATCA law which forces them to declare all overseas assets is extremely unpopular, not just with…

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