A Hybrid Option
Remote Worker Visa Option: Instead of using a short-term tourist visa, or a residency visa in a tax-advantaged country, a hybrid option is to move to a destination country that offers you a more extended “remote worker residency visa” (e.g., a one to two-year stay). To be tax-free, make sure to pick a country that also exempts you from local (foreign) taxes.
Tax Tip: Some countries programs require you to pay local income taxes. But we list the countries with tax-free one-to-two year visas below.
Note: If you use this approach, you will, in most cases, need to spend 330 days out of a 365-day period in one or more countries to qualify for the US tax breaks.
As introduced earlier, one of your hybrid options is a ‘remote worker visa’ in a country that does not tax your income. Such an approach looks at destinations that offer (a) one year or more extended digital nomad visas that (b) exempt you from local (foreign) taxes.
Such tax-free ‘nomad’ visa destinations include:
Remember, not all remote worker visa programs are ‘tax-free’ (some countries will tax your remote working income). Always check first!