Weekly Round-Up: The State Tax Treatment of U.S. Expats


Taxpayers who move in and out of the country should fully consider the state tax consequences of living and working abroad, Mary Beth Lougen, of American Expat Tax Services, explains in this week’s issue of the Bloomberg BNA Weekly State Tax Report.

Lougen explains the general considerations states use in determining whether a taxpayer is a domiciliary of their jurisdiction, and makes recommendations as to the steps practitioners can help their clients take to minimize risks of state tax liability.   

For example, Lougen recommends that taxpayers understand the choices of terminating domicile or keeping it— and know the ramifications of both. If a taxpayer decides to keep their domicile, they should understand what it will cost in the way of taxes and tax preparation fees, so they can speak with their employer about a tax equalization package that includes state tax considerations, Lougen states.  

Lougen’s in-depth analysis of this issue, along with a comprehensive 50 state chart on the state tax treatment of expatriates, c an be read here .   

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Compiled by Priya D. Nair
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