Message for U.S. Citizens: Online Fee Payment for DS-11 Adult and Minor Passport Applications

Message for U.S. Citizens: Online Fee Payment for DS-11 Adult and Minor Passport Applications

The Department of State is pleased to announce that U.S. Embassy Rome and Consulates General Milan, Naples and Florence will begin supporting online payments for: U.S. citizens applying for their firs...

How to Legally Avoid US Tax on the Sale of your Non-US Home for Americans Abroad

How to Legally Avoid US Tax on the Sale of your Non-US Home for Americans Abroad

If you are a US citizen living outside the United States, under US tax law, you could be subject to US capital gains tax on the sale of your non-US home. It doesn’t matter where the sale of the home i...

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...

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

Traditional Thanksgiving Recipes

In 1620, a boat filled with more than 100 Pilgrims set sailed away from England across the Atlantic in search for a new land. They landed on present day Massachusetts and began a new life. The Pilgrim...

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...

Tax Simplification for Americans Abroad Act

Tax Simplification for Americans Abroad Act

We are excited to announce that H.R. 5432 Tax Simplification for Americans Abroad Act has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. Join us for a webinar with the sponsor of the bill, Cong...

United States Consulate General in Milan Celebrates the 4th of July

United States Consulate General in Milan Celebrates the 4th of July

The 4th of July is a special day for Americans all over the world, and that includes those of us living in Milan! The United States Consulate General in Milan hosted a special Independence Day celebra...

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...

U.S. Citizens Can Vote from Italy

U.S. Citizens Can Vote from Italy

Every American is able to cast a ballot and make his or her voice heard. Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) helps US citizens vote from wherever they are in the world. Upcoming Elections in 2022...

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 ...

Covid-19 Policies for Travel to U.S.A. from Italy

Covid-19 Policies for Travel to U.S.A. from Italy

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (November 4, 2021)  On October 25, President Biden announced the United States will adopt a global air travel policy.  This policy prioritizes public health, pr...

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...

COVID-19 Information from U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy

COVID-19 Information from U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy

Updated on February 11, 2021U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy websiteClick here here to ask the consulate a Covid-19 question Country-Specific Information: Italy has confirmed cases of COVID-19 wit...

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (2020)

Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (2020)

All Health Alert bulletins are from the U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy. For further information see embassy and consulate contact details at the end of the page. Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Rome, Italy (Nov...

A Call To Vote: Americans in Italy

A Call To Vote: Americans in Italy

If not now, when? A message from Democrats Abroad and Vote From Abroad What will determine the difference between Donald Trump winning or losing in the 2020 Presidential elections? The answer may surp...

US Citizens – Absentee Voting Overview

US Citizens – Absentee Voting Overview

Start the process as soon as possible with an FPCA Most States require you to register to vote to start the absentee voting process. We encourage you use the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA). The ...

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...

US Voters Start Now: 2020 Primary Election / Caucus Voting Checklist

US Voters Start Now: 2020 Primary Election / Caucus Voting Checklist

Start Now: 2020 Primary Election / Caucus Voting ChecklistBeing an active voter means never taking your rights or your current status on the voter roll for granted. Choosing which candidate is your pa...

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...

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, ...

Welcome to New US Ambassador, Lewis M. Eisenberg

Welcome to New US Ambassador, Lewis M. Eisenberg

Lewis M. Eisenberg of Florida is the new U.S. Ambassador to the Italian Republic, and the Republic of San Marino. He is a prominent American financier, investor, and philanthropist. As Chairman of the...

Welcome to New US Consul General, Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Welcome to New US Consul General, Elizabeth Lee Martinez

Elizabeth Lee Martinez began her assignment in October 2017 as Consul General in Milan, covering northern Italy. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselo...

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad – Automatic 6 Month Extension of Time to File

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad – Automatic 6 Month Extension of Time to File

If you are not able to file your return by the due date, you generally can get an automatic 6-month extension of time to file. To get this automatic extension, you must file Form 4868. Or, you can fil...

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...

Filing Taxes for U.S. Citizens: Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

Filing Taxes for U.S. Citizens: Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act

“If you live abroad…you must submit a Form 8938 for foreign financial assets over a certain threshold” The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is an important development in U.S. efforts to com...

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