US Expat Tax Deadlines: What You Need to Know

| Expats Overseas

Tax season can be a stressful time, especially for American expats juggling multiple deadlines and tax systems. At Expats Overseas, we understand the complexities involved in navigating US and local tax obligations. Here's a breakdown of the key dates and some reassuring news for US expats.

Key deadlines to remember

1. April 15 - Standard US Tax Deadline

The standard deadline for filing the US tax return is April 15 but NOT for Americans outside the US. Us Expats automatically get an extension

2. June 15 - Automatic Extension for Expats

If you reside outside of the United States, you automatically receive a two-month extension, moving your deadline to June 15. This extension is granted without the need to file any additional forms. This is the deadline for submitting your tax return from abroad.

3. October 15 - Extended Deadline

If you need even more time, you can request an extension to October 15 by filing Form 4868 before the June 15 deadline. This gives you an additional four months to gather your documents and file your return. This extended deadline also applies to FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Report) reporting.

4. December 15 - Final Extended Deadline for Filers Abroad

In special cases, you can request one last extension to December 15. This final extension provides additional time for expats to file their US tax returns from abroad.

Local tax filing come first

It's important to prioritize your local Dutch tax return before filing your US taxes. The reason is simple: your local tax payments and any applicable tax credits need to be reported on your US return. This process ensures you claim the correct amount of Foreign Tax Credit, which can significantly reduce or eliminate your US tax liability and avoids most double taxation.

Why you shouldn't stress

At Expats Overseas, we strive to make the tax filing process as stress-free as possible. What we do to make it easier:

  • Extensions: The automatic extension to June 15 gives you extra time without any additional paperwork and we can file for a 2nd extension.
  • Local and US filing: We can take care of both returns so you only need to submit your information once and we will take care of the rest
  • Competitive pricing and fast turnaround: We offer affordable pricing and a fast turnaround time of just four weeks once all necessary documents are received.
  • Expert assistance: With over 18,000 clients served and a 4.8-star rating on Trustpilot, our experienced team is here to guide you through¬†every step.
  • Free consultation: Contact us free of charge and without any obligation to discuss your tax situation and how we can assist you.

Experts in US Expat State Taxes

Our company, Expats Overseas is founded by American expats, and has a deep understanding of how to accurately apply the tax treaty and tax credits.

We offer an easy-to-use tax organizer for submitting your information in one go, competitive pricing, and a fast turnaround time of just four weeks after receiving all needed information and documents. 

We place a high value on personal service, ensuring accessibility and responsiveness. With over 1,000 reviews, we have assisted more than 18,000 individuals with their tax needs and proudly maintain a 4.8-star rating on Trustpilot. Contact us free of charge and without any obligation