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Here at Nomad Tax, we're really just a collection of nerds who like to travel. We went to school for way too long, we took a lot of tests, and we have an obscene amount of letters behind our names. Our preferred reading is tax publications, and we're on the IRS website almost as often as an influencer is on Instagram. What does all of that mean for you? We've got a wealth of knowledge that we are ready to put to work to make your tax situation that much less stressful.

Krystal Pino, CPA

Founder and Chief Nerd in Charge

Krystal, or Pino as most of her travel companions know her, is the fearless leader here at Nomad Tax. Pino is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) with a BA in Accounting and an MBA in Finance from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She's been at the tax game for over a decade now, working on both the corporate and public sides of accounting.

Pino has been a digital nomad for over 6 years now, visiting 53 countries to date.  These days she's a bit more of a home-mad, but still enjoys traveling at least half of the year from her home base of Mexico City where she lives with her future husband and their cat Mis.

Her favorite quote: “Life is not practice. This is the real thing.”

Cassidy King

Senior Tax Sorceress

Cassidy originally started here at Nomad Tax as an intern and she's been with us ever since. She graduated from the University of Alabama as an accounting major with a B.S. in Commerce and Business Administration and later gained her Masters in Accounting. As if that's not impressive enough, Cassidy is also  working towards getting her CPA.

When Cassidy isn’t preparing taxes or studying for the CPA exams, she loves cooking and staying active, such as hiking, going to the gym, and playing soccer. One of Cassidy’s favorite places to visit for hiking is Sedona, Arizona.

Her favorite quote: “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.”

David Wilson, EA

Tax Prep Unicorn

David has been an Enrolled Agent since 2012. In addition to preparing taxes, he helps to incorporate small businesses and assists them in obtaining funding. Motivated by a client who is a tax attorney, David got his EA so that he could be more mobile and travel.

David took the advice of his client and started his travel in Mexico, where he eventually met his wonderful wife. They now have an awesome daughter who hopes to meet a Unicorn one day. When David isn’t preparing tax returns, he’s training in the Master’s division for running in the 5k and 200 meters. His goal is to make All American in both categories.

Mario Bila

Project Manager

Mario is currently getting his bachelor's degree in Business Administration at the Swiss School of Business and Management in Geneva, Switzerland. He has an inclination towards problem solving, and is interested in Finance and microeconomics.

So far Mario has visited 3 countries and 12 cities, and his traveling journey is just starting, with exciting plans of moving around Europe. His ideal destination: the island of Zakynthos, Greece

During his time off he enjoys reading, watching soccer and having great conversations with people - even though he’s an introvert, he’s always curious to know what’s on their minds.

His favorite quote: “Little by little, a little becomes a lot.”

Heather Z., MBA

Tax Whiz in Training

Heather has her MBA in Finance from UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She was a nonprofit CFO for 10 years and decided to pursue her CPA after her daughter was born.

She has lived in England, admired mosaics in Pompeii, eaten water snakes in Shanghai, and been cliff diving off the coast of Spain. Her love of all things tax-related is a close rival to her love for travel and living abroad.

Her favorite quote is: “It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.”

Kat Parra

Client Data Whiz

Born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx NY, Kat started her nomad journey in spring of 2022 and now has 26 countries notched on her belt. With a background in business administration Kat tailors the expertise and guidance she provides to her colleagues and to her clients by combining the skills gained through her MBA in Analytics and Organizational Leadership with her people centered approach.

Kat started her career in direct service leadership roles in NYC, running youth development programs under Beacon/Cornerstone contracts. After her MBA, she moved into advancement and partnership work at an education network running their network of 500+ staff, corporate, and individual volunteers. Later transitioning the talent team, she focused on recruitment systems, employee engagement and people analytics. At work her superpower is helping teams build process and infrastructure protocols to drive efficiency; her specialty areas are in client services, HR tech and the talent development space.

When not at work, her super power involves her love of period dramas which means that she can recite the Pride and Prejudice (2005) movie script verbatim

Sarah Elizabeth Moreman, EdD

Content Creator

No leader is any good without a right hand woman. Sarah Elizabeth holds an EdD in Higher Education Administration summa cum laude from The University of Alabama, along with Masters in Higher Education Administration and Bachelor of Arts in English with double minor in Business and History at Auburn University - but when she’s not shaping young minds, she’s keeping Pino and Nomad Tax on track. 

Sarah Elizabeth is no stranger to travel herself, racking up miles on her Nissan Armada (aptly named “Darth Vader”) as quickly as the rest of us rack up airline miles. She’s happy to hop a flight as well, and has great stories of the Northern Lights of Iceland and the sidewalks in Cordoba, Argentina.

Her favorite quote: "Turn frustrations into learning experiences as to find that connection while communicating with others. In other words, write it all out."

Nicole Hudson, PMP

Strategic Advisor

Nicole has been an integral part of the Nomad Tax team from the start. Self proclaimed process nerd, Nicole is the brains behind our internal operations here at Nomad Tax. She’s been with the team since the beginning, designing our systems and process as we grow. 

Nicole was bit by the travel bug in 2018 and hasn’t looked back. Ask Nicole about the hills of Costa Rica, summering in Cape Town, or getting “stranded” at the beach for Covid-19.

Her favorite quote: “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

Katherine Conaway
Conaway Creative

"Working with Nomad Tax is simple: each tax season, I answer a few questions and upload my tax forms onto their online portal, and the rest is handled.  I enjoy working with Krystal and her team; they are always quick to respond to any questions I may have, big or small.

In the past I’ve done my own taxes online or worked with a general CPA. As a digital nomad, I’ve found working with Nomad Tax to be especially helpful since handling taxes for freelancers and small businesses with my remote lifestyle is their specialty. I find it’s much more valuable to work with Nomad Tax than to try to handle my intricate tax returns on my own.

There are complex and ever-changing tax laws around the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE) and I feel confident leaving the knowledge of tax law to Krystal and her team. Nomad Tax is a great resource for the digital nomad community — it's so important to have accurate financials and taxes, and worth investing to have their expert help."

Charles Brasfield
Brasfield Sales

"Krystal Pino is a true tax expert. Honestly, I was a bit nervous about having an accountant that would be traveling internationally. Would she be reachable, responsive, and responsible? Everything I’ve ever asked of her has been handled in a timely and professional manner; she is reliable and I trust her completely. I am so impressed by the open lines of communication and the thorough amount of documentation from Krystal no matter where she is in the world.  Her contributions were imperative to the profitability that our business has seen in the past five years. In addition to being at the top of her game, she is fun to work with, cares for her customers, and has a good heart.

I took a leap of faith sticking with Krystal when she started traveling, and I’m so glad that I did. Everything has continued to run exceptionally smoothly and she is an invaluable asset to our company."

Robert Crocker
Viz Simply

"The process of working with Nomad Tax is simple: I answer a few questions, upload a few forms, and everything is centrally located on their own digital portal. It’s extremely remote friendly, with no need for in person meetings or archaic systems of notarizing and faxing. I love that I only have to think about my taxes once per year because I know it’s all being handled; I can use the time I would have spent learning about taxes continuing to grow my business, which is a much better use of my time.

Working with Nomad Tax is 100% worth it – it would be far more expensive not to use Nomad Tax, both in terms of time and financial liability. I feel confident that Krystal is looking out for me and keeping everything in order."

Kimberly Osborne
KO Digital

"Krystal is a tax goddess!  I’ve always prepared my own taxes but wanted to consult with an expert who knows the digital nomad/solopreneur space.  I was referred by another entrepreneur to Nomad Tax.  During a consulting call with Krystal, she pointed out a FEIE exemption that I didn’t know I applied for, immediately showing her immense knowledge in the field.  
After that initial foundation of trust was built, I felt confident turning to Nomad Tax for additional accounting questions.  The team provided valuable information on the best retirement options for solopreneurs – information that would have been way more challenging to digest on my own – which got me excited about saving money.  
Krystal shoots it straight.  She’s both personable and professional; she translates tax jargon into something that’s easily digestible.  It’s clear how much she understands her clients, their needs, and the intricacies of their tax situations.  
I never thought I’d be excited about taxes, but I’m actually excited to work with Krystal and her team again next year.  I’d recommend her to all of my digital nomad friends! "

John Randak
Peaceful Media

"Krystal is the perfect combination of friendly and professional.  Her professional side makes you feel comfortable trusting her with your most important and sensitive information – social security number, bank account details, income information, etc. – but her friendly demeanor makes her such a pleasure to work with.  She speaks in a laid-back way that makes taxes truly digestible; not to mention, her tax knowledge is top notch.  The process was streamlined and simple.  Nomad Tax saved me both time and money compared to if I had done my taxes myself.  

The best compliment I can give someone is to refer them to my friends – I will be telling all my friends about Nomad Tax, and I’ll 100% be using them every year from here on out!"

I wasn’t even in the US. Do I still need to file?


Yup. The US requires its citizens to report and pay taxes on their worldwide income. The exception here is if you make less than the filing thresholds, which are dependent on your filing status and age (note that states may have different filing thresholds).

Is there any relief from taxes if I was abroad?


Absolutely. It’s called the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion.

What in the world is the foreign earned income exclusion?


The foreign earned income exclusion (or the FEIE, as it's lovingly called to avoid being such a mouthful), is an exemption from federal income (and some state) taxes should you meet a certain set of criteria.  These criteria include either living in or being present in a foreign country for at least 330 days out of a 12 month period, having a tax home and establishing abode outside of the United States.

What’s a tax home?


Your tax home is your where you perform your work. Self employed? Tax home is where you are. Remote worker? Same.  Every situation is unique though, so talk to a tax professional (raises hand) about your specifics.

What does “abode” mean?


Habituating, residing or dwelling outside of the US for an indefinite period. So, nomads.

What does an indefinite period look like?


Just that. The IRS considers any “assignment” of a year or more to be indefinite. Got a return date? That’s considered temporary, and your FEIE claim can be denied.

What does the FEIE cover?


Federal income taxes on up to $112,000 (2022) or $120,00 (2023) of earned income per person. There’s a lot of funky calculations that go into that, but luckily we have fancy software to supplement our brain power here.

What does it not cover?


Self employment tax (15.3%), social security and medicare taxes, and income tax on unearned income.

What about states?


Some states have FEIE provisions.  Check this document out for a handy dandy list.

Why Nomad Tax?


Let young pimpin brag a minute. We’re a team of elite nerds who love to travel and read IRS publications on expat tax issues. We’re nomads, just like you, and unlike you, we love taxes.

What’s it look like to work with Nomad Tax?


Unlike your most recent Tinder date, here at Nomad Tax we like to make sure your needs are met. You’ll have a first date with one of our amazing team members where you’ll chat about what you’re looking for and how we can help. After that, you’ll be wooed by our amazing team who will prepare your information while communicating on a level that you wish your last boo would have.

It’s sealed with a kiss of approval from our Chief Nerd in Charge before whisking you back to your life to worry about whether or not to take that overnight layover in South Korea (we always recommend the long layover).

Learn more about our process here

You can review our policies here

How do I know you won’t kiss and tell?


Not only are we bound by a code of ethics stronger than the knights of the Round Table, we use software with secure end to end encryption, so your digits are safe with us.

Nomad Built Nomad Led

Here at Nomad Tax, we're really just a collection of nerds who like to travel. We went to school for way too long, we took a lot of tests, and we have an obscene amount of letters behind our names. Our preferred reading is tax publications, and we're on the IRS website almost as often as an influencer is on Instagram. What does all of that mean for you? We've got a wealth of knowledge that we are ready to put to work to make your tax situation that much less stressful.

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