How to Pay & File Taxes for Expats

Regardless of where you live, H&R Block Expat Tax Services can relieve the stress of filing U.S. tax returns and staying compliant with your U.S. tax obligations. Here, we'll explain every step of our virtual process, designed specifically for expats filing abroad.


  1. Register online and complete your tax organizer.

    Our simple process makes it easy. Register for your new client portal from the H&R Block Expat website. From your portal homepage, simply complete your personal tax organizer, where you provide information about your tax situation. After you have provided your information, you'll be provided a personalized checklist of documents specific to your situation.
  2. We'll assign you the right advisor for your situation.

    The information that you provide will help us match you with an H&R Block expat tax advisor that will review your documents and then verify the price of your return preparation.
  3. We prepare your U.S. tax return.

    Our experienced team of CPAs, tax attorneys and enrolled agents specialize in tax on U.S. expats, so you can trust H&R Block Expat Tax Services for all the following:
    • Federal tax preparation and filing
    • State tax return preparation and filing
    • FBAR filing (Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts)
    • Past-due tax returns from prior years, including Streamlined Compliance filings
    • Year-round audit support
    • Free extension filing
    • Tax consulting and advice
    • We even offer local tax return preparation in some countries
    Your personal tax advisor will prepare your return and provide a personal consultation if needed. Consultations are conducted via phone or video conference (Skype) — whichever you prefer.
  4. Pay for and review the return.

    When your tax return is completed, you'll be asked for payment via your client portal. Know that protecting your information is important to us. As the largest global tax preparer, we maintain the physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect the information you submit to us. After you pay, your H&R Block expat tax advisor can walk you through your return, answer your questions and offer relevant tax savings tips for next year.
  5. We file your return with the IRS.

    Finally, we'll file your completed return with the IRS. In the rare case of IRS questions or an audit, we'll help provide answers and support. After filing, your tax return will be stored in H&R Block's secure tax portal, where it will be safe and easy to access, whenever you need.