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Money Transfer Smackdown: Best ways of sending money to USA or the UK

There are many reasons you would need to send money to the USA or UK and many methods to do it. We've looked at the most common methods to transfer money like Western Union and traditional banks and also newer methods of sending money like Paypal and TransferWise, compared the costs and found out if any are suited best for different situations. The results were surprising!

5 Tax Forms Every Expat Needs to Know About

Filing US taxes as an American living abroad can be time-consuming, confusing and downright frustrating. But it doesn’t have to be! We believe that ‘knowledge is power.’ The first step to preparing your taxes is gathering your tax documents—then it’s time to complete the forms! But which ones? Here are the 5 most common tax forms US expats need to file.

5 Reasons Not to Stress About Being Behind on US Expat Taxes

If you’re reading this article, you are likely one of the millions of Americans living overseas who didn’t realize that you must file US tax returns each year and you’ve gotten behind.  We understand you may be concerned but we’re here to help you wade through the murky waters of US expat tax compliance! Here are the 5 reasons you don’t need to stress about being behind on your US expat taxes.

 

Christmas Movies in London by Pop Up Screens

Add a bit of magic to your family's holidays by attending any of the special screenings of classic seasonal favourites. This is the second year of Pop Up Screens 'Christmas in the Snow', which will run for 8 days in December at the 20th Century Theatre, Notting Hill.

What do US Expat Taxes, PFIC and FATCA have in common?

American expats living abroad have an opportunity to invest in a wide range of investment vehicles. Specifically, the United Kingdom residents have an access to a variety of tax-free collective investments. US citizens and green card holders who have been advised to acquire foreign mutual funds as a part of their investment strategy should be prepared to deal with harsh US expat tax consequences.

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