Federal tax prep for expats

Federal tax prep for expats is usually more complicated that stateside filing, with additional documentation requirements and country-specific considerations. Whether you prefer to file your expat taxes yourself or file with an advisor, H&R Block is here to help.


International tax
filing can be a breeze

Nearly every U.S. citizen or Green Card holder living or working abroad must file federal taxes. And let's face it, filing while abroad is complicated, and choosing the wrong service can lead to an incorrect tax return. Expats have extremely specific federal tax forms and unique situations that often aren’t accounted for in domestic online tax prep.

Make sure you’re getting every credit and deduction you are entitled to with H&R Block Expat Tax Services. You can either file yourself using our online DIY tax service designed specifically for U.S. citizens abroad or have our international tax experts prepare your taxes for you. Both are backed by our 100% Accuracy Guarantee so you can be confident your U.S. federal taxes are done right.


No tax situation is too complex for our expat tax experts

Federal tax prep for expats is usually more complicated that stateside filing, with additional documentation requirements and country-specific considerations. We’ll put the right strategy in place, and make sure you’re claiming every available credit and deduction. Expect accuracy. Expect to never pay more than you owe.


What makes federal tax filing for expats more complicated? Here’s just a short list of the things we can manage, so you don’t have to.

  • Reporting any foreign assets
  • Mitigating double taxation
  • Assessing tax treaty eligibility
  • Managing foreign documents
  • Honoring country-specific deadlines

Frequently asked questions

Yes. As a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder, you’ll still be required to file U.S. taxes and report your income even if you’re a permanent resident or citizen of a foreign country. Learn more about the requirement for expats to pay and file taxes.

Yes. Even if you don’t owe taxes to the IRS or a state government, as an American living abroad, you may receive a penalty for not filing taxes. Learn more about penalties for not filing taxes while you’re abroad.

You can file your expat taxes in five easy steps at H&R Block. Our virtual tax preparation service matches you with a tax advisor experienced in expat taxes, provides you a price up front, and guarantees an accurate return. Learn more about how to file expat taxes.