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Be an Active Voter: Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections!

Be an Active Voter: Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections!

In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach their local election officials by October 10.  In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016. Whether ... »

Exposing Seven Myths about the Rules of US Expat Taxes

Exposing Seven Myths about the Rules of US Expat Taxes

If you are a US expat, there are a few myths surrounding US expat taxes about which you should be aware. As a US Expat, you probably receive a lot of conflicting information. There are some common myths when it comes to US expat tax laws. Here, we will expose these myths and let you in on the truth. There is a misconception that if you are living in a foreign country and filing a tax return in tha... »

Voting in 2016 U.S. Elections

Voting in 2016 U.S. Elections

Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters? All states are required to count every absentee ballot as long as it is valid and reaches local election officials by the absentee ballot receipt deadline. Follow a few simple steps to make sure that you can vote in the 2016 U.S. el... »

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act

On December 4th 2015, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) designed to provide funding for United States Federal transportation infrastructure improving roads, bridges, transit systems and rail transportation network. This five-year, $305 billion bill, effective January 2016, will be funded without increasing transportation fees instead it will require changes ... »

Thanksgiving message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker U.S. Consul General in Milan

Thanksgiving message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker U.S. Consul General in Milan

Dear Friends, Our most original American holiday, Thanksgiving, is a time for all of us to count our blessings. In this spirit, I must thank this exquisite city where we are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the appointment of the first United States Consul General in Milan. For a century and a half Milan has been a key center for American business, cultural, and diplomatic ties. Today, Consula... »

Dinner with Dorothy Hamilton, President of USA Pavilion at Expo 2015

Dinner with Dorothy Hamilton, President of USA Pavilion at Expo 2015

Dorothy Cann Hamilton has quite a career in America’s culinary industry earning important distinctions including the ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ from the International Association of Culinary Professionals and ‘Legion d’Honneur’ from the French Government. She pursued undergraduate studies in England traveling frequently to France, served as a volunteer to the Peace Corps in Thailand for three year... »

James Biber architect of the USA Pavilion chats with Easy Milano

James Biber architect of the USA Pavilion chats with Easy Milano

Architect and partner of N.Y. based Biber Architects, James Biber is known for projects like the Harley Davidson Museum in Milwaukee, New York City’s Needle & Button kioskat the Fashion Center Business Improvement District. Recently he has been hard at work designing the USA Pavilion of the World’s Fair Milan Expo 2015 conveying the engagement of the U.S. in food security and innovation. Durin... »

Important Notice for US Passport Renewal

Important Notice for US Passport Renewal

Due to the increased rate of exchange of the US dollar against the Euro, effective March 18th, 2015 there will be a change in passport fees paid in local currency. Fees for Adult Passports First adult passport or replacement for lost/ stolen/mutilated passport – $135.00 or the Euro equivalent Adult passport renewal – $110.00 or the Euro equivalent Fees for Children’s Passports (under 1... »

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Your worldwide income is subject to U.S. income tax, regardless of where you reside. When to File If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien residing overseas, or are in the military on duty outside t... »

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Your worldwide income is subject to U.S. income tax, regardless of where you reside. When to File If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien residing overseas, or are in the military on duty outside t... »

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