Rounding out our taxes for US expats series with expert Joshua Katz, I decided to ask him about freelancers. Yes, I am talking about you travel bloggers and digital nomads—you too, need to file taxes. Maybe you have it all under control but if not I recommend taking a visit to Universal Tax Professionals. It is the firm started by Joshua and they promise not to laugh at your account keeping but to help you file correctly and maybe just put something in the right kind of retirement or savings account. Thank you for your time and expertise Joshua and I am sure we will be hearing more from you. The comments section is open and Joshua is on Facebook. You can @mention him in the comments or email him directly from the link on his website.
Whichever way you view the new ban there is no denying the distinct difference in service between US carriers and those in the Gulf. For this traveler, with or without my laptop there is no way I would choose American over Etihad, United over Qatar, or Delta over Emirates. For me, flying coach on Etihad was only slightly different from flying first class on United and Delta. I am not exaggerating, the cramped seats that do not feature the lay flat position or any semblance of privacy combined with the lack meal choice i.e. those without pork left a lot to be desired from the first-class experience.