As two ex-U.S. ambassadors say it's 'time for Americans abroad to be given their shots,' expats mull limited options

While many Americans back home are voluntarily opting out of being vaccinated against the Covid-19 coronavirus, American expats around the world are furiously struggling to obtain the vaccine for themselves and their families. And as they're doing so, many are grumbling about the fact that being U.S. taxpayers, they should have as much right to free and available vaccines as their Homeland counterparts. 

'HELP! I received my third stimulus payment check abroad. How can I cash it?'

While some expatriate Americans have been receiving and depositing or cashing their U.S. Economic Impact Payments without a problem, others continue to struggle. 

Here, U.S.-based Marina Hernandez – founder of MHTax, a tax advisory firm, and an investment adviser with Dynamic Wealth Advisors/Swiss American Wealth Advisors, who also writes a tax education blog called The Crossborder Planner – explains what those who are still struggling might do to move things along... 

Comment: Second Covid-19 Economic Impact Payments – What U.S. expats need to know

After initially refusing to sign a long-awaited second coronavirus relief package, which had managed to eventually make it through both houses of Congress – on the grounds that it didn't offer America's out-of-pocket taxpayers enough – President Trump finally signed it into law on Sunday evening. 

Here, U.S.-based, U.S. expat tax specialist Marina Hernandez, founder and principal of Crossborder Planner, explains what American expats need to know about the legislation... 

Opinion: Give trapped Americans abroad a break this tax season

The spread of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on most Americans’ finances, prompting the federal government to delay 2019 tax filing and payment due dates to July 15. 

Here, Ross Marchand, director of policy for the non-profit, Washington, D.C.-based Taxpayers Protection Alliance, notes this is little consolation to the estimated 9 million Americans living abroad who must report and pay their taxes to two authorities every year...

Karen Alpert: Unforeseen consequences expected as 'Recovery Rebate' is distributed to expats

There has already been much speculation by media organizations, American expat groups and cross-border U.S. tax specialists about how the US$2trn federal stimulus package known as the CARES Act, signed into law last Friday by President Trump, will actually impact American citizens and Green Card-holders living outside of the United States.

Here, Karen Alpert, an Australia-based academic and tax expert who oversees a blog entitled FixtheTaxTreaty.org, considers some of the unforeseen consequences that seem likely to emerge from the U.S.'s well-intentioned plan to distribute a "Recovery Rebate" to such non-US-resident Americans... 

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Alan S. Lederman: 'U.S. taxation and foreign expropriation without U.S. representation?'

Alan S. Lederman: 'U.S. taxation and foreign expropriation without U.S. representation?'

US citizens holding dual foreign nationality and living abroad may have individually owned assets that could be subject to foreign government expropriation, says Florida based attorney Alan S. Lederman, of...

Jun-29-2022