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Top 5 Things Americans Living Abroad Need to Know About Their US Expat Taxes

U.S. tax rules are unfortunately particularly complicated.  Special rules apply to Americans living abroad, which can make US expat taxes even more difficult to maneuver!  This article shares our top 5 “must-knows” for Americans living abroad.

#1: All US citizens are required to file a tax return to the US regardless of where in the world they live or work.

US Expats Also Have to Report Foreign Bank Accounts (twice!) each year

Unfortunately, US expatriate tax return reporting requirements baffle even the most seasoned taxpayers. The requirements are constantly changing and in recent years, new asset reporting forms such as the Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and the Statement of Foreign Financial Assets (

UKY Family Migration Consultation Response

In light of the recent announcements of the family migration rule changes, we are publishing the consultation response that UK Yankee members worked so very hard on last autumn.

Fourth of July KISS in London

American Rock Legends KISS are rolling out into London in July and taking over the UK with not just a single release, but also a book release and an intimate show at London’s Forum on July 4th.

The concert is being held as a fundraiser for "Help for Heroes", a charity for British veterans. KISS will also be donating all of the proceeds from their upcoming single to the charity.

Event: Free Online American Expat Tax Seminar - 30 May 2012

Diane from joined us to answer the most common questions about American expat tax obligations. Watch the full session on YouTube.


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