Guest Post from expat CPA Diane Siriani The US tax laws for expats are complex and it does not appear that things are going to get easier any time soon. Since we get so many questions regarding what is due when, we thought that this reference chart might be helpful to those of you who are … [Read more...] about Mark Your Calendar…Check It Twice! The Taxman is Coming
Overseas Residency — What’s the Best Country?
Residency is what lets you live in a country for as long as you want, and usually lets you enter and leave the country whenever you choose to. It's not the same as citizenship, although it can lead to becoming a citizen. Some countries are easier than others to become a legal resident. Others are … [Read more...] about Overseas Residency — What’s the Best Country?
Where’s the Best Country to Retire Overseas in 2013?
Where's the best country to retire overseas? I get that question a lot. I wish I had a simple answer, but as long as people are different -- with different hopes, wishes, dreams, likes and dislikes -- there's no one-size-fits-all answer. And sometimes asking "which country" isn't the right … [Read more...] about Where’s the Best Country to Retire Overseas in 2013?
Which Countries Have the Best Health Care?
In the Expat Web group on LinkedIn, a member asked recently, “As an Expat, which countries do you think have the best and worst health care systems?” Belgium, Spain, Switzerland, Canada, Malta and France all received positive comments. One poster said Japan’s was “the worst I ever experienced.” … [Read more...] about Which Countries Have the Best Health Care?
What Kind of Expat Are You? Part II
. . . coming soon. I apologize for the length of time between posts. My youngest daughter is graduating from high school on Friday, and we've been busy with lots of graduation-related activities. After the festivities end, I will be posting more thoughts about what kinds of expatriates we/you are. … [Read more...] about What Kind of Expat Are You? Part II
Are Expats More Creative?
According to Cliff Kuang in an article at Fast Company, the answer is YES! In an academic study using MBA students, those who had lived outside of their home country performed better on a test of creativity than those who had not expatriated. The author concludes that a business wanting to hire … [Read more...] about Are Expats More Creative?