More than 1,000 Americans 'expatriated' in Q3: latest data

For the fourth year in a row, more than 1,000 people formally gave up their American citizenship in the three months to the end of September, as a result, observers said, of the continued frustration over the way Americans living overseas are taxed.

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Expat tax experts Richardson, La Torre Jeker go looking for ‘Mr FBAR’

Looking for Mr Goodbar was a 1975 book, made into a film two years later, about a New York City schoolteacher who ended up being murdered by a young man she’d just met. 

“Mr FBAR,” on the other hand – and of rather more relevance here – is an Expatland nickname for a document that U.S. expats around the world have been required to file annually with the IRS since 1970, if their total offshore bank and financial account holdings total US$10,000 or more at any time during the tax year.

Latest Brexit turmoil seen adding to complexity for American buyers of U.K. properties

News that the U.S. dollar was again spiking against the British pound today, on news that Prime Minister Theresa May's draft Brexit deal was coming in for criticism and had prompted two cabinet ministers to quit, was seen as adding fresh complexity to the difficulties American expatriates looking to buy U.K. properties were already struggling with, mortgage industry sources told the American Expat Financial News Journal. 

'Accidental Americans' demonstrate in Paris, minus invited guest (Trump)

 President Donald Trump didn’t show up to an event held yesterday on the Île aux Cygnes (Isle of Swans) in Paris, to which he had been invited – but then, he didn’t make it to a scheduled wreath-laying ceremony to honor French and American World War I dead at a French cemetery  the day before, either. 

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EVENTS: Tax and investing/financial planning webinars on offer for U.S. expats

On the 18th of November the Democrats Abroad UK will be hosting a webinar that it says will offer viewers "the basics of U.S. tax filing requirements" specifically aimed at Americans living abroad.

Those who wish to watch it later, on demand, may do so, by paying a small fee to obtain a link that will give them 30 days of unlimited access to the webinar, a DAUK spokesperson said. 

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Learning to speak 'expat'

Learning to speak 'expat'

When the Hollywood version of Kevin Kwan's 2013 novel, Crazy Rich Asians, hit the world's cinemas recently, English-language commentators familiar with the multi-cultural Singaporean dialect took note of the "Singlish" words...

Oct-26-2018