March 30, 2018
US EXPATRIATES OFTEN OVERLOOK THIS ADDITIONAL BENEFIT FOR THOSE WORKING AND LIVING ABROAD
If you wages or self employment earnings abroad exceed the foreign earned income exclusion, do not forget the expat housing deduction or exclusion. It allows you to deduct your rent, utilities, maid, and repairs if you rent abroad exceeds a certain minimum amount. The maximum amount that can be claimed varies by the cost of living in various countries.