Our Latest USA Expat News Stories

UK Expat Accounts Under Threat in the US

Following numerous global tax avoidance scandals, as well as the recent financial crisis, governments all over the world are trying to boost their tax revenues. This is great news for public finances, but for UK expats living in the USA recent changes to tax laws in the US could mean forced closure of their UK bank accounts.

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Why US Expats Are Not Voting

America is one of the biggest expat nations in the world, with an estimate of around 7.6 million US citizens currently living abroad. However, their connection to their native land feels rather weak, new research shows. In a recent poll, it was discovered that 86% of American expats do not feel they are well represented �" but on the flipside of this, it was also shown that only 58% of this expat demographic actually voted in the last US Presidential election.

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New Act to Ensure US Expats File Tax Returns

US Citizens who have moved to Saudi Arabia may be familiar with the new Foreign Accounts Tax Compliance Act, or FATCA, that will soon been introduced. It looks set to affect more than 200,000 US expats who now reside in the Saudi Kingdom.

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Japanese Expats Work Together to Keep New Year Tradition Alive

In Japan, the country celebrates the New Year with "osechi" - basically, a wide and varied array of different special foods that are traditionally prepared for the celebration annually, and take a lot of time and patience to prepare.

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British Expat Wants the Right to Vote in 2015 Election (General)

British Expat, Harry Schindler, still fighting to abolish the 15 year rule for expat voting rights.

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US Nurse to File Lawsuit Against Ebola Quarantine Measures (USA)

An American nurse who worked in Sierra Leone treating Ebola patients was quarantined on her arrival in New Jersey. She now plans to file a federal lawsuit.

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Ecuador Ranked Top Among USA Expats

If you're an American and moving abroad has always been your dream, it may be worth your while considering moving to Ecuador.

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American Expats Warned by Democrats Abroad about FATCA

The Democrats Abroad have raised serious concerns about the financial reporting and taxation that American expats could face in the near future

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Once an American, Not Always an American

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is cracking down on both American expatriates and those doing business abroad who haven't paid their taxes.

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William Hague Warns Brits in the US against Wasting Embassy Time

Every year hundreds of people waste embassy time whilst abroad. UK expats have been using the British Embassy for all kinds of weird and wonderful reasons.

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Retire in Florida with the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Visa

Over the past couple of years, many Brits have chosen the sunshine state of Florida as a destination to live permanently and retire.

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