Free Online US Tax Preparation Software Options for Americans Abroad

Free Online US Tax Preparation Software Options for Americans Abroad

Earlier this month, the IRS announced the 2024 tax filing season will open on January 29, I’ve already received emails from people asking about how to file their US tax return for this year. For Ameri...

Voting in 2024 US Federal Elections

Voting in 2024 US Federal Elections

Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. federal elections for the House of Representatives and Senate have been decided by a margin smaller than the number of ballots cast by absentee voters?  A...

Finding A Sense of Community in Milan

Finding A Sense of Community in Milan

Moving to a new city can be both exciting and daunting. One of the most challenging aspects is navigating the culture and finding your place within its community. If you’re an expat looking to find yo...

Security Alert – WorldWide Caution

Security Alert – WorldWide Caution

October 20, 2023 Due to increased tensions in various locations around the world, the potential for terrorist attacks, demonstrations or violent actions against U.S. citizens and interests, the Depart...

Welcome to the New US Consul General Douglass Benning

Welcome to the New US Consul General Douglass Benning

Douglass Benning joined the Department of State in 1996 and is a member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor. From 2021 to 2023, Mr. Benning served as the Principal Deputy...

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U S Consul General in Milan November 2022

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U S Consul General in Milan November 2022

Thanksgiving Message from Robert S. Needham, U S Consul General in Milan, for EasyMilano.comNovember 2022 It brings me great joy to wish the readers of EasyMilano a very happy Thanksgiving on behalf o...

2022 Independence Day Message to Readers of Easy Milano 

2022 Independence Day Message to Readers of Easy Milano 

Dear fellow Americans and Friends,  Happy 4th of July! The United States’ Independence Day celebration is one of our country’s  most beloved. And though many of us are far from our home shores, if you...

Living in Italy is great, but it’s not always ‘la dolce vita’

Living in Italy is great, but it’s not always ‘la dolce vita’

Living in a new culture presents challenges and surprises. Mary Catherine Holcomb, writer, teacher and seasoned expat is now living in Milan, Italy. In this article, she shares her views and insights ...

The Octopus and the Wedding Proposal

The Octopus and the Wedding Proposal

“How did Salvatore propose?” a friend asked recently, referring to my Italian husband. When I told her that we’d decided to get married in Positano, she said that sounded breathtakingly romantic.Littl...

The Department of State Announces Construction Award for the U.S. Consulate General in Milan

The Department of State Announces Construction Award for the U.S. Consulate General in Milan

The Department of State has awarded Caddell Construction Company LCC of Montgomery, Alabama the construction contract, managed by Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), for the new U.S. Consulate Genera...

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Y...

Tracy Roberts talks about new international crowdfunding project

Tracy Roberts talks about new international crowdfunding project

With over 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and over 48 million visitors per year, who doesn’t love Italy? It is this passion for Italy that has prompted Tracy Roberts fellow expat living in Italy for 33...

Cooking with Laurel Evans

Cooking with Laurel Evans

Easy Milano had a quick chat with Laurel Evans, American foodie who’s been busy cooking up American treats in Milan since 2004. Evans a seventh generation Texan, followed her curiosity across the Unit...

Democrats Abroad Italy Meets in Milan

Democrats Abroad Italy Meets in Milan

Americans Living in Italy Advocate Moving from Apathy to Activism Democrats Abroad Italy is holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) from May 26 -27, 2018 at Hotel Raffaello in Milan. Leadership and m...

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

Message for U.S. Citizens: Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections

U. S. Embassy Rome, Italy Voting in 2018 U.S. Elections January 19, 2018 Your vote counts! Did you know that many U.S. elections for house and senate seats have been decided by a margin smaller than t...

Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information

Message to U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Embassy Rome Message to U.S. Citizens:  Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 4, 2017 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and...

Message from Simone Crolla, Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy

Message from Simone Crolla, Managing Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Italy

Easy Milano ha rappresentato per 18 anni un punto di riferimento per la vasta comunità anglofona a Milano, fornendo un contributo importante ed un orientamento davvero prezioso per tutti i newcomers n...

Message from Elizabeth Lee Martinez, U.S. Consul General in Milan

Message from Elizabeth Lee Martinez, U.S. Consul General in Milan

Over the past two decades, the Consulate General of the United States in Milan and Easy Milano have cooperated on many events, with the common goal of strengthening the ties between the city and the A...

Thanksgiving Message from U.S. Consul General Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Thanksgiving Message from U.S. Consul General Elizabeth Lee Martinez

I am grateful for the opportunity to write this year’s Thanksgiving message to Easy Milano readers. As a recent arrival to Milan, this is a wonderful way for me to be able to reach out to new people, ...

For U.S. Citizens: Filing Extensions While Abroad

For U.S. Citizens: Filing Extensions While Abroad

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Y...

For U.S. Citizens: Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

For U.S. Citizens: Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

FOREIGN INCOME TAXES A limited amount of the foreign income tax you pay can be credited against your U.S. tax liability or deducted in figuring taxable income on your U.S. income tax return. It is usu...

Thanksgiving Message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker U.S. Consul General in Milan

Thanksgiving Message from Ambassador Philip T. Reeker U.S. Consul General in Milan

Thanksgiving—that most American of holidays—is a time to reflect on the previous year, and to express gratitude.  I start by being grateful for the annual opportunity to write a Thanksgiving message t...

As we prepare for the next U.S. President…

As we prepare for the next U.S. President…

From where we serve American Citizens, engage Italian institutions and publics, and represent U.S. interests across eight Regione of northern Italy. It’s been another busy year as continues its evolut...

Be an Active Voter: Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections!

Be an Active Voter: Vote in the 2016 U.S. Elections!

In many states, the voter registration deadline for the November 2016 elections is October 10.  For some voters this might mean their paper voter registration and absentee ballot request must reach th...

A Tale of Two Cultures

A Tale of Two Cultures

When coming from America to live in Italy there are many differences between the two countries to adjust to. There are obvious ones that are known before coming such as it being much hotter in Italy d...

Overseas U.S. Citizens, Vote in 2016 Election. Your Vote Counts!

In order to vote in the November 2016 elections, all overseas U.S. citizens need to have completed a Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) in 2016.  Whether you are a first-time voter or have already r...

July 4th message from Amb. Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

July 4th message from Amb. Philip T. Reeker Consul General in Milan

Dear Friends, It’s my pleasure, on behalf of the whole U.S. Consulate General in Milan, to once again wish my fellow Americans a Happy Independence Day – and a happy 240th birthday to the United State...

July 4th Potato Salad Recipe

July 4th Potato Salad Recipe

The Fourth of July in America is a time for family and friends to gather together, relax, and celebrate the nation’s independence. For most Americans this means firing up the grill, bringing out lawn ...

Dual-culture parenting… who controls the A/C

Dual-culture parenting… who controls the A/C

Dual-culture parenting boils down to priorities, values and who controls the A/C Salvatore’s fathering was dependent on two all-important remote controls, each kept in a separate pocket of his velour ...

Save thousands of dollars on your US expat taxes

Save thousands of dollars on your US expat taxes

Introduction to the Foreign Housing Exclusion There may be a deduction you haven’t heard of that can save you thousands of dollars on your US expat taxes. There are quite a few critical tax breaks whi...

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