'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... 

A Reader Asks: 'I renounced in 2019, but I got a CARES Act payment anyway. What should I do?'

One of those stories quietly running in the background of the Covid-19 pandemic has been that of the American expats who have struggled to obtain the so-called CARES Act stimulus payments they're supposed to be receiving – even as people who aren't U.S. citizens, and therefore shouldn't be receiving them, have been.

One such person is a former American whom we'll call Franz, who lives in Switzerland, and who renounced his U.S. citizenship in 2019...but received a check anyway...

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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... 

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Essential Financial Acronyms for Americans Living Abroad

Essential Financial Acronyms for Americans Living Abroad

The American Expat Financial News Journal’s “Essential Financial Acronyms for Americans Living Abroad” is designed to help our fellow Yanks in Expatland to navigate the international seas of the financial...