College Planning for U.S. Expats

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College Planning for U.S. Expats You’ve got kids. They may be small now, but before you know it, they’re off to college. Unfortunately, the cost of a university degree in the United States has become incredibly daunting. Therefore, planning for …

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What you should know about FATCA

As of the publication of this article, roughly 110 countries either have FATCA  (Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act) agreements in-place with the United States or are in discussions. Thus far, Suriname has not yet signed an agreement. But it is …

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U.S. Expat Taxes

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American expats are subject to U.S. income taxes regardless of where they live and where they make their income. Furthermore, there are special requirements and issues to consider when it comes to tax return preparation. Over the next several months, …

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Watradagu at the Zoo

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By: Cristian There are many interesting animals at Paramaribo Zoo.  My favorite one was the otter.  He is called a watradagu in Surinamese.  The otter has a light brown coat of fur, tiny ears, huge black eyes, a long tail, and …

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A Field Trip to Fort Nieuw Amsterdam

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By fourth grader – C. Povoa. Today I saw cool things at Fort Nieuw Amsterdam. I saw a big pond with large lilly pads as long as me, and it had pink flowers in between them. I also learned about …

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Navigating Paramaribo 101

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“A hospital bed is just like a still standing taxi whose meter keeps running.” -translated from the traffic tips on the back of the Surinamese International Driver’s License Warning: Driving in Paramaribo may cause high blood pressure. To say that …

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Stay Safe. Stay Alert.

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While Suriname’s crime statistics don’t even skim those of big American cities, Paramaribo is still an urban center that has its share of criminality. In fact, many residents are feeling uncomfortable with the recent crime waves, a rarity to Suriname. …

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