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U.S. Taxes for Worldly Americans: The Traveling Expat's Guide to Living, Working, and Staying Tax Compliant Abroad by Olivier Wagner


"Are you a citizen of the United States who lives abroad? You probably know America is one of only two countries that taxes its citizens on their worldwide income, regardless of where they live or work. If you’re thinking about becoming a digital nomad or expatriating to another country, do you know how to avoid paying unfair taxes on your income while abroad?"

5 Stars: Taxman

If you are like me an expat ( currently living in China) or you are planning to make a life outside of the United States load up your Kindle or pack some books of references and knowledge. You can start with a language book (Chinese is hard), a history book about the country you will relocate to, and avoid misleading information and getting into hardship with Uncle Sam by reading "U.S. Taxes for Worldly Americans: The Traveling Expat's Guide to Living, Working" by Olivier Wagner.

You might think that you don't have to file taxes because you read it in some expat community blog full of misleading information but US tax laws are always changing. You can ask five different expats about what should you do with your taxes and get five different answers. Forget about contacting the US consulate in your host country they have strange hours. Oliver Wagner's book is straightforward, and to the point, his tax guide will help you understand what you need to do to have a piece of mind, most of us expats want to return one day to America without having the hassle of dealing with IRS. This book is currently updated for 2018, in fact, this book motivated me to file my taxes last night.

Besides taxes, there is information for moving, living, and working aboard (always work legally). I think of Oliver's book as a tool to use when I have questions. Some expats want to start a business aboard or insanely renounce their citizenship there are chapters in this book covering such topics. I am glad I received this book to give an honest review I doubt that I will need to read another book about U.S. tax laws because "U.S. Taxes for Worldly Americans: The Traveling Expat's Guide to Living, Working" is well written, uncomplicated to grasp, and useful for future references.

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