It’s time for US expats to start thinking about tax returns

Note: We ( recommend Taxes for Expats because of their transparent flat fee service, years of experience and excellent customer reviews.

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Taxes For Expats (TFX) Support Options 2018



At TFX customer service is not an afterthought – it’s the core of how we deliver service to clients. That is why we offer numerous ways to get help – whichever route works best for you.

Website Chat

On any page of you will find a blue envelope icon – Taxes for Expats

Click it and a chat window with a member of customer support team will come up. We provide live support 18 hours a day, 5 days a week.

If we are not there, leave a message and one of us will reach out to help in a couple of hours.

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Please note that the chat is 100% human – we don’t employ bots or Artificial Intelligence.

Call Us

If you are more comfortable calling in, the same support team is here to answer your phone call. We can be reached at our NYC phone number – +1 646 EXPAT US or on the local country number (you can find it here: Contact Us).

Alternatively you can call us for free from the website – click this widget*.

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*If you use this option please let them know that we sent you!


Callback Request

If we are not there or busy helping someone else, you could request that a member of customer support calls you back within a few hours. This is done by clicking this button on any page of our site.

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Free Intro Consultation

We understand that starting work with a new tax company is daunting. That is why we offer our clients a free introductory phone consultation.

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You will have a chance to discuss your situation and how we can help you, what information we’d need to proceed, how our process works, etc.

The service is free – but requires a $50 retainer towards our tax preparation fees.

For full details about this service, please see Free Intro Phone Consultation.



From Stockholm This Week: The Good, Bad, Pretty & Ugly

The Good

experience the aurora borealis in sweden’s floating arctic bath hotel

Stockholm news

Source: Design Boom

The Bad

Unsettled By Russia, Sweden Revives Pamphlets On What To Do ‘If War Comes’

Stockholm news

Source: National Public Radio

The Pretty

The Best Street Style from Stockholm Fashion Week Fall 2018

Stockholm news
Photographed by Joanna Totolici


The Ugly

Stockholm mosque vandalised with swastika graffiti

Stockholm news

Source: TellMAMA


Voting Message for U.S. Citizens: VOTING IN 2018 U.S. ELECTIONS


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Your vote counts!  Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats 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 2018 U.S. elections:

  1. Request Your Ballot:  Complete a new Federal Post Card Application (FPCA).  You must complete a new FPCA after January 1, 2018 to ensure you receive your ballot for the 2018 elections.  The completion of the FPCA allows you to request absentee ballots for all elections for federal offices (President, U.S. Senate, and U.S. House of Representatives) including primaries and special elections during the calendar year in which it is submitted.  The FPCA is accepted by all local election officials in all U.S. states and territories. 

You can complete the FPCA online at  The online voting assistant will ask you questions specific to your state.  We encourage you to ask your local election officials to deliver your blank ballots to you electronically (by email, internet download, or fax, depending on your state).  Include your email address on your FPCA to take advantage of the electronic ballot delivery option.  Return the FPCA per the instructions on the website. will tell you if your state allows the FPCA to be returned electronically or if you must submit a paper copy with original signature.  If you must return a paper version, please see below for mailing options.

  1. Receive and Complete Your Ballot:  States are required to send out ballots 45 days before a regular election for federal office and states generally send out ballots at least 30 days before primary elections.  For most states, you can confirm your registration and ballot delivery online.
  1. Return Your Completed Ballot:  Some states allow you to return your completed ballot by email or fax.  If your state requires you to return paper voting forms or ballots to local election officials, you can use international mail, a courier service such as FedEx or DHL, or you may also drop off completed voting materials during regular business hours at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm.  Place your materials in a postage paid return envelope (available under “Downloadable Election Materials” on the FVAP homepage) or in an envelope bearing sufficient domestic U.S. postage, and address it to the relevant local election officials.
  1. New this year – email to fax service by FVAP! – the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) will provide an email-to-fax conversion service for voters who have difficulty sending election materials to States that do not accept emailed documents.  Get more information here.

Researching the Candidates and Issues:  Online Resources.  Check out the FVAP links page for helpful resources that will aid your research of candidates and issues.  Non-partisan information about candidates, their voting records, and their positions on issues are widely available and easy to obtain online.  You can also read national and hometown newspapers online, or search the internet to locate articles and information.  For information about election dates and deadlines, subscribe to FVAP’s Voting Alerts (  FVAP also shares Voting Alerts via Facebook and Twitter.

Learn more at the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s (FVAP) website,  If you have any questions about registering to vote overseas, please contact Embassy Stockholm’s Voting Assistance Officer.

Remember, your vote counts!      

Be absent but accounted for!       

NOTE:  I use to request my absentee ballots. Easy peasy!


#MeToo Sweden and the Women’s March Forward 2018

This happened in Stockholm today, 21 January 2018.

Listen to the full speech by Sarah Thomsen from Democrats Abroad at the Stockholm Women’s March. Starts at 16:30. #WomensMarch #WomensMarchStockholm #DemocratsAbroad


Request your absentee ballot

Democrats Abroad
Dear Adrianne —

Happy New Year 2018!

The midterm elections 2018 are our first major opportunity to hold the Republican Party accountable.

They have been letting Trump get away with his attacks on the democratic institutions so important to everything we hold dear about the United States, while also destabilizing the world, making inequality worse, and endangering the future of our planet as we know it.

This is when the rubber hits the road.

To vote together with millions of Americans at home and overseas, you need to request an absentee ballot every election year, even if you voted absentee in the last election. Now is the time.

Go to to register to vote and request your absentee ballot now for you and your family living in Sweden.

Don’t forget to remind your American friends living abroad to request their ballot too.

The website provides an easy-to-use tool to help you register to vote and request your absentee ballot, and also answers many of the most common questions, and there is a voter help desk for support.

Let’s take back Congress together in 2018!


Alex Lange

Chair, DA Sweden

#DAresists #VoteFromAbroad

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