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US Tax Guide for Americans Living in the UK

The author of this article, David McKeegan, is Director and Founder of Greenback Expat Tax Services[fn][/fn], a US Income Tax provider that specializes in tax preparation for Americans who live abroad. All information was correct at the time this article was written (February 2011).

US Taxes - Your US taxes and what you need to know

You probably don’t spend much time thinking or worrying about your US tax obligations (at least I hope you don’t), but over the last few years the US government has been cracking down on tax cheats who are hiding money abroad. You probably read a bit about how the Swiss Banks are opening up their records to show the IRS who has been hiding money abroad and how the War on Terror has emphasized the need to stop money laundering.

UK Resident Expats Entitled to State Health Care When Travelling in EEC

If you're a UK resident travelling in Europe, be sure to to get your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC). All UK residents are entitled to coverage under this scheme regardless of nationality, however, those who are not EEA nationals will need to apply by post with supporting documents.

Swine Flu Sense

With swine flu spreading throughout the world and surrounded by media hype, some expats must wonder how they should deal with the ramifications of this epidemic sensibly. Cases are being reported in our children's schools and it is becoming clear that we will all likely have to deal with the uncertainty that surrounds being exposed to this virus.

WHO Declares Swineflu Level 6 Pandemic

The WHO has today raised the swineflu alert level from the level 5 set on the 29th of April to a level 6 pandemic as infection numbers and deaths continue to rise. The BBC is regularly updating their outbreak statistics Swine Flu: Country by Country.


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