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Consequence of tax evasion

What Actually Happens When I Don’t File Taxes as an Expat?

If you are not aware by now, Americans are taxed on their worldwide income, meaning your income from abroad is considered taxable income to the U.S. government. Through several exclusions, many expats usually end up paying no taxes to the IRS, but the “filing” portion of a tax return is required of most all expat …

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Astronaut Leroy Chiao had to do his taxes inside the International Space Station

Discontent for Expat Tax Continues to Boil Overseas

In 2005, NASA astronaut Leroy Chiao, the commander of the tenth expedition to the International Space Station, was orbiting above Earth on an 8-month long mission in space when April 15 rolled around. For those who don’t know, that is the usual U.S. tax deadline. One would assume the IRS will make an exception for …

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TEFL is a career in teaching overseas

An Explanation of U.S. Taxes for English Teachers Abroad

Teaching English abroad is an opportunity to achieve both prolonged cultural immersion and professional advancement. It is an attractive option for many recent graduates as well as seasoned professionals looking for a responsible and cost-efficient way to travel. But like other American professionals abroad, English teachers aren’t free from their U.S. tax obligations. The American …

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