How to get your US stimulus check abroad with Taxes for Expats
If you’re a US person living abroad in 2021, you might have the same problem…
Either the IRS doesn’t have your address, or you’ve moved, or for one reason or another your stimulus checks haven’t arrived.
Personally, I’ve moved about 4 times in the last few years, and – if the IRS even sent me anything – I have no chance of receiving it.
What to do?
A friend recommended calling a special IRS helpline set up for people who are missing Covid-19 stimulus checks, but honestly I’d rather die than sit around on the phone with the IRS.
So like other years, I got in touch with TFX: Taxes for Expats.
They’re the ones who have been doing my taxes for the last few years, and I’m very happy with them.
(Of course, this is where I should mention that this post is “sponsored”, in the sense that I’m getting the service for free because I’m a famous internet guy.)
In any case, TFX: Taxes for Expats soon assigned me a CPA to handle everything.
How to get your stimulus check while living abroad
Tax prep dread ensued. You know how long it takes to fill out forms on TurboTax?
And you know how even if you try your best to do everything right, you’re still struggling with the FAQs on the IRS website for days (or in my case weeks) before sending everything off…
The funny thing is, though, I signed onto the TFX: Taxes for Expats site and the whole thing was over in less than an hour. They have a series of easy questions to answer, then you upload some forms, and you’re done.
And the best thing is, they got my stimulus checks for me in the form of a tax refund.
Yes, Joe Biden is stimulating me in ways that other presidents never could.
So here’s the deal…
Wanna do your US taxes from some other country?
The US tax situation isn’t exactly friendly to expats.
It can be frustrating, annoying and expensive if you do it wrong.
I’ve been using TFX: Taxes for Expats for years, they do it right, and I’ve never looked back.
Check them out right here and get $25 off their tax prep services.
And if you want to know more about the current stimulus check situation, check out Who is eligible?, what you need to know about the second round of stimulus, and even more about the third round of stimulus.
Anyway, that’s all I’ve got for today.
Have a beautiful spring (or autumn if you’re somewhere in the southern hemisphere).
Mr Chorizo (AKA Just Some Taxpaying Citizen of the United States of America)
P.S. Tax strategy is also important if you’re into Financial Independence. And if you’re any sort of US expat who’s working in Spain, you should probably think about it. You might be thinking it’s not a problem now, but if my personal experience is any indication, it’ll definitely be a problem eventually.