I recently filed my taxes using one of the online DIY systems. It went haywire when I entered in where I was living, how I earned my income, and basically every other “simple” question. I had to contact the help desk. Getting a real answer and someone to actually help me took 3 months, tweets, forum posts, calls, and finally a rep (well actually 5) on Facebook sorted it out over several days. This ordeal is how I stumbled upon the group US Expat Tax Questions. I started corresponding with Joshua Katz a fellow American expat and tax professional. I asked...Read More
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Posted by Sali
Why should I limit myself to Black American men, many of whom the only things we have in common are a nationality and a box on the census form? If I click with the 7-foot dark chocolate Sudanese in the white linen shirt or the golden brown Spaniard in the scarf, I am going to date who I choose.Read More
Posted by Yana
After years of re-entry, you would think I would be used to it by now but, every time I land back in America the electric colors of my world turn to sepia. It starts with the moon bus ride to the terminal. Since I can’t stand flying on US carriers, I always make sure to land at home in Washington. Anyone who has been through an international arrival at Dulles is familiar with the extra hassle of the far-flung terminals. The 1970s color scheme is the first clue that my cost of living for the next few days or weeks...Read More
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