"Will Expats Pay More Tax?"

It might seem like a stupid question, since the U.S. House and Senate are ostensibly passing a massive tax cut, but U.S expats may indeed see their taxes hiked. To offset some of the cost of George W. Bush's tax cut, Senate Republicans passed a bill that would repeal the law allowing expatriate workers to exempt their first $80,000 in earnings and housing allowances from U.S. taxes.

The move would raise about $32 billion, a fraction of the tax bill's total $350 billion cost. But for some workers and companies the cost would be high — and...

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