The holidays came and went and the year changed to begin a new decade, and somewhere a screw came loose. 2020 has been a whirlwind that’s made me feel more than once that we’re living in a twilight zone of sorts. My tech travel lifestyle has been upended and my family’s had to adjust to an entirely new way of living, but we’re surviving. I remember reading the news in January and it became worrisome in February. I kept tabs on the lockdowns hitting China and then Italy, a place near and dear to my heart where I lived for three months several years ago.
The advancement of technology has made it possible for you to live and work in any location across the world. The possibility of digital commuting is an additional positive for freelance photographers because they can travel to the most picturesque locations and indulge in their craft. If you work as a photographer, know that as long as you remain a citizen or permanent resident (Green Card holder) of the US, you’re expected to file tax returns each year and report your income. Read ahead for an overview of the tax implications for US photographers choosing to live and work abroad.
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