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The foreign earned income exclusion (FEIE) allows you to pay zero US income tax on up to about $100k per year of income from working while you live outside the US.
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US tax planning and compliance can be complex and anxiety-inducing. Every business and investment is unique, which presents difficulties as well as opportunities.
Misunderstanding your tax obligations, piecing together a “strategy” based on free advice you find on the internet, or simply burying your head in the sand can cost you time, energy and potentially a lot of money.
I provide expert advice and complete legal and tax structuring solutions. Whether you’re in the planning stages or are already investing or operating overseas, I’ll help you navigate the complex US tax rules and get everything in order so you save time and money and avoid any unpleasant surprises.
Maintaining compliance with complex US tax rules and ever-changing filing requirements can feel like a minefield for expat and digital nomad entrepreneurs. I provide absolute clarity on your tax situation.
In addition to making sure your US tax return is prepared properly, I provide tailored year-round guidance and assistance on tax-saving opportunities and legal structuring solutions.DISCOVER TAX OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPAT ENTREPRENEURS
Have questions about how US tax applies to you? You could spend several frustrating hours sifting through conflicting and unreliable information on the internet.
Or, in a 30- to 60-minute conversation, I can answer all your questions and set your mind at ease. Easily schedule a call using my online calendar system.Find out more
Offshore IRAs are benefit-rich when managed correctly, but these structures are complex and delicate from a US tax perspective—they must be handled with care by an international tax expert.
That's why I offer a complete planning, structuring and compliance solution that covers you from day one, allowing you to invest offshore without compromising the special tax status of your IRA.Find out more about Offshore IRA services
US tax is complicated, and the internet is full of misconceptions. For non-US entrepreneurs selling into the US, one of those misconceptions is that simply selling products to US customers requires you to pay US tax. That is absolutely not the case. It is perfectly possible to sell into the US market without paying US tax.
Additionally, when selling into the US, there are many benefits to operating through a Limited Liability Company organized under the laws of a US state. I can make sure that you fully understand the US tax implications of selling into the US, and I have a package of services to make sure you get started on the right foot.Discover opportunities for non-US entrepreneurs
"It was nice chatting with you on the phone. I apologize if I seemed frustrated but the government does not make this easy and I'm learning too many things in hindsight. I wish I would have had you as my attorney when we started, we would have set up things much differently."Cynthia G, offshore IRA investor
"I travel around the world and have an internet business. Last year Stewart set me up with a couple offshore corporations and told me exactly how to qualify for the FEIE and avoid self employment tax."Michael H, expat entrepreneur
"Stewart has been a god send! He helped me figure out how to set up my business properly to save money on taxes and has a wealth of information about foreign companies and bank accounts, exactly what I was looking for."Brittany W, internet marketer
I'm Stewart Patton, US tax attorney and expat entrepreneur based in beautiful Belize. Read more about me here, or email me at [email protected] to discuss how I can help.
U.S. Tax Services, P.O Box 2651 Belize City, Belize • Belize tel: (+501) 629-6007 • U.S. VOIP: (312) 675-8571 • Email: [email protected]