Tax Issues for Americans Living in Indonesia
Here are some articles dealing with taxation issues, both US and Indonesian -- something all of us have to deal with in one way or another. This section deals with both US income tax as well as Indonesian taxes that might affect us. Our affiliate, Taxes for Expats, has provided this information for your benefit. If you know of other good articles on such, please send them to us via our contact form. -- Dave
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SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS EXPLAINED
At the Consular Town Hall meeting June 17, 2016 in Sanur, Bali, the Manila Social Security office head, Darrin Morgan, gave a presentation to 75 Americans on Social Security benefits. Some of hte major points covered included:
- get info from the ssa.gov website about all aspects of Social Security. It should be your first stop.
- if you need to contact them, contact the Manila office by email at FBU.Manila@ssa.gov. Don't try to call/go there otherwise.
- If receiving benefits and don't use your foreign address, and you're out of the US more than 90 days/year, they will suspend your benefits for at least 8 months if they find out. So use your foreign address
He presented a lot of slides, though only discussed some of them briefly. You can download a copy of the slides here.
How does Obamacare affect us living abroad? We have a summary of the major impact it has on you. And do note that ignoring this law can result in some severe penalties -- but many of us are not subject to these. Read this brief article to see how it affects you!
Those dreaded FATCA/FBAR tax rules are changing for the better. Four prominent organizations of Americans living abroad have been meeting with IRS and Congressional representatives to find a sensible course for the majority of us living overseas. Read this report on progress from Democrats Abroad.
American Income Tax Info for US Expats Want to learn something about how to deal with US income tax matters? Need help with filing? Have questions? read this article >
Questions about Indonesian taxes? Here's an article that can help.
New IRS Rules Affecting Us With severe penalties coming up, you must now report any foreign accounts with a sum total value of $10,000 or more, and higher amounts are subject to lots more restrictions. click for more >
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