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New American Tax Law To Be Implemented On Expats This Year

» by March 23rd, 2014 at 8:02 am » Comments (8)

I am by no means an expert on US tax laws, but it appears that American expats living in Korea are going to be hit by this new tax law: Koreans ...more »

Expat Recognized For Her Volunteer Work With the Korean Red Cross

» by February 28th, 2014 at 9:24 pm » Comments (1)

The Joong Ang Ilbo has a nice story about an expat from Azerbaijan who volunteers her time with the Korean Red Cross: It’s been seven years since Rahil Ahmadova, a 25-year-old ...more »

Tweet of the Day: Global Center Helps Expat Entrepeneurs

» by December 21st, 2013 at 4:04 pm » Comments (0)

Global Center helps expat entrepreneurs succeed in #Korea | http://t.co/02v3O0osKY— Groove Korea (@groovekorea) December 18, 2013 more »

Tweet of the Day: A Bad Toilet In Andong

» by October 20th, 2013 at 3:28 pm » Comments (3)

World's Worst Toilet: #8 Andong Bus station, Korea http://t.co/b1lIPbIfoQ— Christine Kaaloa (@grrrltraveler) October 19, 2013 more »

Is US Tax Law Punishing Overseas Expats?

» by October 15th, 2013 at 8:44 am » Comments (16)

Has any of you long term American expats in Korea run into banking problems because of this recent US tax law?: Genevieve Besser knows that many people would kill to have ...more »

Korean Media Turns Focus To Foreigners Behaving Badly at the Beach

» by August 1st, 2013 at 4:33 am » Comments (3)

Over at the Marmot's Hole he has a good posting over there about how the Korean media is rolling out their yearly campaign against foreigners taking pictures of women at ...more »

Is Video of Expats Abusing A Korean Woman A Hoax?

» by July 17th, 2013 at 9:42 pm » Comments (62)

I have been waiting to post on the video of expats behaving badly to a Korean woman until more information comes out in regards to the authenticity of the video. The ...more »

Friends Want To Help Send Home English Teacher Killed By An Accident In Korea

» by May 11th, 2013 at 8:52 am » Comments (11)

Here is a request I received from a ROK Drop reader who is looking for help in raising funds to send his friend back home to the United Kingdom after ...more »

Rules For Foreigners To Live By In Korea

» by February 24th, 2013 at 6:37 pm » Comments (33)

Kangaji translated some rules for foreigners in Korea from the Ilbe website. Here is a sample of some of the rules: 5 RULES OF LIVING FOR FOREIGNERS AND ILLEGALS LIVING ...more »

Facts You Need To Know About US Taxes While Living Abroad

» by November 26th, 2012 at 3:34 am » Comments (15)

(Note: This is a guest post by I.J. Zemelman, EA. Tax Operations Director at Taxes for Expats.) The task of filing a US income tax return in and of itself can ...more »

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