MaCara Santiago loves helping expats and entrepreneurs get their finances in order. An entrepreneur herself, a layoff prompted her to start her first business – a professional organizing company. During that time, MaCara taught financial literacy in marginalized and disenfranchised communities as well as completed her degree in accounting with a focus on International Taxation.
While traveling solo and living abroad in the Dominican Republic, MaCara noticed few black women represented in the tax industry specializing in expat and international taxation. With her love for organizing finances, traveling, and problem solving, she created Legacy Accounting Partners in conjunction with Around the World Ledger™ a boutique accounting agency specializing in tax preparation, planning, and business financial organization to Expats and inspiring global entrepreneurs.
In this episode, MaCara and Amanda Bates discuss how American expats, especially digital nomads, can prepare for the upcoming season. She highlights the tools entrepreneurs should use to stay on top of their finances, the financial responsibilities needed to fulfill while American expats go abroad and some of the tax credits that digital nomads might be eligible for.
The information American expat tax filers need to have ready.
The special considerations/circumstances for expat filers need to be aware about.
Recent tax changes that can impact tax filers.
The common misconceptions/mistakes clients make/assume.
What are the key considerations for those who are digital nomads and/or run businesses abroad.
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