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US Expats in the Middle East

Middle East taxation and filing requirements change considerably depending on your tax residency.

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Do I have to file a tax return?

Expat tax can be challenging to navigate, no matter what part of the world you are in. A lot of United States (US) citizens and permanent residents are often uncertain about their tax filing obligations with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Most are not even aware that they need to file at all when they earn income from outside the United States.

So, who is required to file a tax return with the IRS?

US citizens and green card holders are taxed on their worldwide income, even if they are not living in the US. For example, if you are a US citizen or green card holder living in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and earning income there, you will have to report that income to the IRS.

Visit our UAE country guide to learn more.

Why partner with a specialist Expat accountant?

Receiving the lowest possible tax bill comes from partnering with the most experienced expatriate accountant. US expatriate accounting is complex and your reporting information changes depending on what country you choose to live in. Living outside the USA can make your tax filing requirements quite complicated and to make sure you pay the absolute minimum it’s critical that your accountant understands every aspect and avenue to deliver the lowest tax liability possible. We have a dedicated team of tax accountants that work exclusively with US expats that work, earn and invest in the Middle East.

Meet Our Dubai Team

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Leo Zimny

US CPA
Tax Director
34 years of Expat Tax Experience

30-minutes US$347.

Darryl Albuquerque

Darryl Albuquerque

Enrolled Agent
Senior Tax Manager
20 years of Expat Tax Experience

30-minutes US$347.

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Deborshi Choudhury

Enrolled Agent
Senior Tax Manager
16 years of Expat Tax Experience

30-minutes US$247.

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Emmanuel Remigio

Enrolled Agent, CPA
Tax Manager
12 years of Expat Tax Experience

30-minutes US$247.

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Grace Lorraine Angeles

Enrolled Agent, CPA
Tax Manager
12 years of Expat Tax Experience

30-minutes US$247.

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Jefferson Clemente

CPA
Tax Manager
11 years of Expat Tax Experience

30-minutes US$247.

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Aya Takriti

Enrolled Agent
Tax Manager
10 years of Expat Tax Experience

30-minutes US$247.

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Darshana Dhanani

Enrolled Agent
Senior Assosciate
8 years of Expat Tax Experience

30-minutes US$247.