Expats Tax Preparation

What should tax pros know about preparing returns for taxpayers who are overseas? This course focuses on tax issues that are relevant to US citizens and resident aliens abroad.

2 CPE credits.

Last Revision: April 2023


Prerequisites are not necessary to participate in this course and no advance preparation is needed.

Course Description

What should tax professionals know about preparing returns for taxpayers who are overseas? This course focuses on tax preparation for United States citizens who work and live abroad, as well as for US citizens who live in the US but have earned income from foreign countries.

Since resident aliens are generally subject to the same tax rules as US citizens, the topics in this course also generally apply to resident aliens who have earned income abroad, since these non-US citizens are considered tax residents of the United States.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Identify the filing requirements that apply to US citizens and resident aliens abroad
  2. Understand the tax benefits that potentially apply to foreign income
  3. Prepare tax returns for overseas-based US citizens and resident aliens
Affiliation* CPE Awarded Delivery Method Field of Study Course ID Sponsor ID
CPE Facts
NASBA 2 Self-Study Taxes N/A 103137
CTEC 2/0 Self-Study Federal Tax Law 3038-CE-0285 3038
IRS 2 Self-Study Federal Tax Law FQTGU-T-00552-23-S FQTGU
Texas State Board of Accountancy 2 Self-Study Taxes 100399 002921
Pennsylvania State Board of Public Accountancy 1 Self-Study (Non-Interactive) Taxes N/A

* Individuals with other professional credentials should check with their state licensing board or accrediting organization to determine if this program meets their continuing education requirements.



Drake Software is an IRS-qualified sponsor of continuing professional education.


Drake Software is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website, www.learningmarket.org

Drake Software has been approved by the California Tax Education Council to offer the Expats Tax Preparation course, 3038-CE-0285, which provides 2 hours of federal credit and 0 hours of state credit towards the annual continuing education requirement imposed by the State of California. A listing of additional requirements to register as a tax preparer may be obtained by contacting CTEC at P.O. Box 2890, Sacramento, CA 95812-2890, at (877) 850-2832, or at www.ctec.org.


Drake Software is registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE program.

Course Policies

Send cancellation requests to Support@DrakeCPE.com. Requests must be made within 30 days of purchasing the course. To be granted a full refund, you must not have completed and earned continuing education for the course. No refunds will be issued after the course expiration date. For more information regarding the refund policy or to address concerns or complaints regarding courses, contact the DrakeCPE support team at Support@DrakeCPE.com.

Other Details
Last Revision April 2023
Course Expiration The CPE portion of this course expires one year from date of purchase