11 episodes

The Tax-Savvy Expat Podcast helps American expats and digital nomads to (i) maximize the tax-reduction (and even tax-elimination) opportunities available by living abroad and (ii) avoid the pitfalls along the way. Stewart Patton, US tax attorney and expat entrepreneur, dives deep on a narrow topic in each episode, clearing away the myths and misconceptions to get to the real meat of the matter.

The Tax-Savvy Expat Podcast Stewart Patton, US Tax Attorney and Expat Entrepreneur

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    • 4.8, 13 Ratings

The Tax-Savvy Expat Podcast helps American expats and digital nomads to (i) maximize the tax-reduction (and even tax-elimination) opportunities available by living abroad and (ii) avoid the pitfalls along the way. Stewart Patton, US tax attorney and expat entrepreneur, dives deep on a narrow topic in each episode, clearing away the myths and misconceptions to get to the real meat of the matter.

    Episode 11: The Tax-Savvy Expat Entrepreneur Structure

    Episode 11: The Tax-Savvy Expat Entrepreneur Structure

    This one gives away all the secrets!
    As a follow-up to the last episode (which discussed how US tax works for expat entrepreneurs), this episode discusses the exact legal structure through which my clients and course students operate their location-independent business.
    After this episode, you'll know all about:
    The exact legal structure you can use to save a ton of tax on your business income while traveling the globe; The best way to get started in getting this legal structure all set up; and Which state was the first to invent the "limited liability company" form of legal entity. Articles that discuss topics touched on in this episode:
    Want to Form a Hong Kong Company? Read this First Case Study:  Turning $2,000 into $25,000 (or more) Every Single Year Why You Should Run Away from a Free Initial Consultation Send me your thoughts on this episode (and any questions you'd like covered on a future episode) by clicking here.

    • 16 min
    Episode 10: Putting it All Together 3 (Entrepreneurs)

    Episode 10: Putting it All Together 3 (Entrepreneurs)

    In the final episode of the "Putting it All Together" series, we take a look at how US tax works for expat and digital nomad entrepreneurs (i.e., people who own a business that involves selling something other than their own services).
    After this episode, you'll know all about:
    Why every expat should consider being an entrepreneur and every entrepreneur should consider being an expat; How filing one piece of paper with the IRS can make a huge difference in the tax consequences of running your yoga studio in Australia; and How digital nomads can pay as little tax as legally possible on their business income. Articles that discuss topics touched on in this episode:
    How to Structure your Non-US Business or Profession Case Study:  Turning $2,000 into $25,000 (or more) Every Single Year Amazon FBA Sellers:  Your Legal Structure Probably Sucks Automatically Make More Money from your Blog or Podcast Send me your thoughts on this episode (and any questions you'd like covered on a future episode) by clicking here.

    • 16 min
    Episode 9: Putting it All Together 2 (Freelancers)

    Episode 9: Putting it All Together 2 (Freelancers)

    Continuing the "Putting it All Together" series, this episode looks at how US tax works for expat and digital nomad freelancers (i.e., people selling their own services to multiple clients).
    After this episode, you'll know all about:
    The similarities and differences between employees and freelancers; Why you can't use an offshore corporation to save on self-employment tax when you're a freelancer (despite what you may read on the internet); and The gender politics of 1920s America. Articles that discuss topics touches on in this episode:
    How to Structure your Non-US Business or Profession Tax and Finance for Digital Nomads This is the second podcast episode with a "2" in the title, and yet I've refrained from the obvious "Electric Boogaloo" joke.  Really proud of myself.  
    Send me your thoughts on this episode (and any questions you'd like covered on a future episode) by clicking here.

    • 16 min
    Episode 8: Putting it All Together 1 (Employees)

    Episode 8: Putting it All Together 1 (Employees)

    In this episode and the next two, we'll put everything we've been discussing together and discuss how it applies in a specific scenario.  This one's for employees, the next one's for freelancers, and the final one's for entrepreneurs.
    These three episodes are jam-packed with tips and tricks to make sure you fully understand your US tax situation and pay as little tax as possible.  We'll flesh out many of the ideas discussed in these three episodes on future episodes of the podcast.
    After this episode, you'll know all about:
    How the big three expat tax incentives apply to someone who works for a US company, works for a non-US company, or works "corp-to-corp"; Why you would want to work for a non-US company if at all possible in your situation; and The difference between a totalization agreement and an equalization agreement. Articles that discuss topics touched on in this episode:
    Reduce or Eliminate Your US Tax Bill with the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Tax and Finance for Digital Nomads Moving Abroad?  Time for a New US Tax Advisor Send me your thoughts on this episode (and any questions you'd like covered on a future episode) by clicking here.

    • 24 min
    Episode 7: Non-US Tax (Plus Expat v. Digital Nomad)

    Episode 7: Non-US Tax (Plus Expat v. Digital Nomad)

    This episode covers how non-US tax applies to Americans living abroad.
    After this episode, you'll know all about:
    The three income tax systems used by countries around the world; Why US folks don't really have it as bad as folks from places like Canada, the UK, and Australia sometimes say we do; and  The ways that "expats" and "digital nomads" are similar and different (and how that effects tax planning). Articles that discuss topics touched on in this episode:
    Meow Says the Dog:  A US Tax Guy's Take on Non-US Taxes Send me your thoughts on this episode (and any questions you'd like covered on a future episode) by clicking here.

    • 23 min
    Episode 6: Beware the "Offshore Gurus"

    Episode 6: Beware the "Offshore Gurus"

    This episode discusses why one purpose of this podcast is to "guide you safely past the snapping jaws of the offshore gurus."
    After this episode, you'll know all about:
    How to identify an offshore guru, The things an offshore guru can actually help you with, and The areas where you shouldn't look to an offshore guru for help.  Articles that discuss topics touched on in this episode:
    Are you Looking for Tax Advice in all the Wrong Places? Expat Tax isn't Something you do Once a Year  Send me your thoughts on this episode (and any questions you'd like covered on a future episode) by clicking here.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Rgshowtime ,

Such an Amazing show!!!

Really good podcast. Unfortunately it's been awhile since a new episode has come out. I have listened to many tax podcasts and this is the first on that explains things in a way I can understand. Hopefully they start coming out again.

trg2SF ,

Incredible Resource

Incredible resource. This podcast is the absolute 80/20 for American expats and tax. Stewart lays it all out there in a super straight-forward, honest and admirable way. Don’t be a bozo - subscribe!

HIajsjabwuxw ,

Great podcast

Good background, I will probably still take a course or hire out but now I know a good background.

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