Bona Fide Residence

What is An Expat?

The definition of an Expat can differ. Under U.S. tax law, an Expat is an individual who has given up their U.S. citizenship and also includes individuals who have abandoned their green cards. Individuals who expatriate generally only have to report income from U.S. sources on their U.S. tax returns.

Commonly, Expats are also U.S. citizens and green card holders who have moved abroad on a more permanent basis. They have rebuilt their lives and homes in other nations. This type of Expat must still report their worldwide income on their U.S. return.

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