Marriage and the non-US spouse AKA “The FBAR Marriage”

Many intelligent comments are attributed to that great American Benjamin Franklin, including: “Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half shut afterwards.” Here is what it means to “keep your eyes wide open”, if you are a non-U.S. citizen considering marriage  to a U.S. citizen. There’s “The Good”, “The Bad” and “The Ugly”. “The […]

The hidden tax of “Married filing separately”

The reality of life … U.S. taxpayers can choose  (depending on their circumstances) among different “filing categories”. For “Americans abroad” who are married (which well be determined by local law) will choose between “married filing separately” and “married filing jointly”. That’s great in theory, but a U.S. citizen living outside the U.S. who is married […]

Reclaiming your life

Counseling and guidance for U.S. citizens abroad, “Green Card” holders, those investing in the U.S. and those considering immigrating to the U.S. U.S. citizenship abroad is a problem that MUST be solved. You may be frozen like a “deer in the headlights”. Your problem is NOT just making a decision. Your problem is knowing how […]