Tax Reporting for Foreign Real Property Rentals
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Tax Reporting for Foreign Real Property Rentals

This article addresses the reporting of foreign real property rental activities conducted directly by individuals who are United States citizens or subject to United States taxation as resident aliens. The discussion focuses on foreign currency... Patrick D. Dimmitt, EA

Overview of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
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Overview of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

There are two primary provisions that United States citizens can use to mitigate potential double taxation when working and living abroad: the foreign earned income exclusion and foreign tax credit. The foreign earned income exclusion al...

From Expat to Entrepreneur to EA
My EA Journey

From Expat to Entrepreneur to EA

I did not know it at the time, but my enrolled agent (EA) journey began in 2002 when my wife, Carrie, and I moved from the United States to Barcelona to pursue our Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. When we graduated in 2004, we... David McKeegan, EA

Do No Harm
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Do No Harm

As someone who has been in the tax game for over 40 years and exclusively in the world of international tax for the last 18 years, my company has flourished and prospered on the mistakes of others. In 2013, when I... Mary Beth Lougen, EA, USTCP

Three Untapped Niches of Opportunity for Your Firm in 2021
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Three Untapped Niches of Opportunity for Your Firm in 2021

Dentistry. Construction. Real estate. Working with clients in these industry verticals can provide your firm with incremental growth. While these niches are certainly solid areas to explore as you look toward increasing your firm’s profitab... Gaynor Meilke

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International Representation: What You Should Know

Return preparation and representation of clients with offshore accounts and assets has become one of the hottest and fastest-growing areas in tax practice. It is a difficult and convoluted world of rules with high stakes that often lack definitive and clear guidance. Before taking on a taxpayer with foreign ties, be sure to read up on what needs to be filed, when it needs to be filed, and what defines “filed.” You will also want to know what ... Mary Beth Lougen, EA, USTCP