Understanding US Expatriate Taxes

As a US expat, your taxes just got more complicated. Not filing your taxes correctly can result in some very large fines. Here's what you need to know plus I clear up several misconceptions.

What is an FBAR? Who Must File an FBAR? And Other...

All US expats living abroad need to know what an FBAR is and if they are required to file one. Chances are, if you have any financial accounts overseas like a bank account, you will have to file an FBAR depending on the maximum value of your accounts during the year. Here's what you need to know.

What US Expats Living in Australia Need to Know About FATCA

What is FATCA and how does it affect taxes of US expats living in Australia. This post covers Form 8938 Filing Thresholds Values, the Physical Presence Test, How to Figure the 12-month Period for the Physical Presence Test and the Bona Fide Residence Test.

Australian Medicare Levy Exemption: Get 2% of Your Income Back

If you do not qualify for Medicare in Australia, and are a taxpayer, you can claim a Medicare Levy Exemption at the end of the year and get any tax you paid back. The percentage of tax back ranges from 1% to 2% of your income tax. Here's how to get that tax back.

An Expat’s Guide to Taxes in Australia

Here's what you need to know about filing a tax return in Australia plus Australian income tax tables and how to file your taxes online. I also list all the due dates you need to know.

Do You Owe Tax When Transferring Money to Australia?

Many expats transfer large sums of money to Australia when they move. Is that money going to be taxed after it's transferred? What about money you bring with you on the plane to Australia?

Australian Superannuations and Filing a US Tax Return While Living Abroad

How to report your Australian Superannuation when you file your US tax return is very confusing. Here are the basics to what you need to know.

How to Get Your Australian Tax File Number

Getting an Australian Tax File Number (TFN) is something that everyone moving to Australia needs to do. If you are moving to Australia, and plan on working, you will need a TFN. If you don't have a TFN, you cannot file a tax return. Here's how to get your TFN without having a permanent address in Sydney.

Your Australian Tax Questions Answered

SMG readers wrote in with their questions about paying tax in Australia as an expat. Questions range from transferring money to tax deductions and more. Answers provided by H&R Block Australia.

Common UK Expatriate Tax Issues

Common UK Expatriate Tax questions and answers for UK expats living in Australia. Dates to remember, residence rules, claiming UK state pension and more.