Category Archives: Living Overseas

Offshore Income

Today TaxMama hears from Mark in Florida who asks. “I live overseas in Oman. I am selling property in Mexico. If I have the proceeds wired to my bank in Oman do I have to pay IRS capital gains?” Dear Mark, Are you an American? Are you familiar with the concept of world-wide income? Americans […]

Ex-Sisterly Love

Today TaxMama hears from Maria from NJ, who says, “I have been out of the country for nine years and a stay at home mom. I recently had my bank accounts levied, where the only money deposited is child support directly from the New Jersey Child Support Offices. My account was levied because apparently my […]

When 911 is a Good Thing

Today TaxMama hears from Eric in San Jose, CA who wants to know, “Internal Revenue Code Section 911 allows you to avoid paying US taxes on money you earned while you are a resident of another country. What does it mean that you have to be a bona fide resident to qualify? Or to have […]