Born in France, Olivier Wagner grew up near Strasbourg but always had a dream of living in different countries around the world and becoming a true cosmopolitan. One who contemplates being a world citizen through passion, inspiration, and experience.
Education & Professional Career
After completing a Master’s Degree in Finance, as well as another degree in Business Administration, he moved to the United States to study the U.S. tax system in Louisiana. Since he has built his professional career. He is a CPA and Enrolled Agent, as well as the Founder and Managing Director of 1040 Abroad. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2009 and gained years of experience at a large accounting firm for U.S. taxation in Montreal. As well as working for Corporate Finance in New York.
At this time, he started a technical blog about the intricacies of the U.S. tax code that was highly appreciated by professionals in the field. However, getting the message across to regular citizens who are seeking advice on what to do with their tax returns in unconventional settings was a different story. Thus, his message was left unheard.
Having decided to transition to a life of full-time nomadism around the world, Olivier experienced life as an American and French expatriate in dozens of countries worldwide. Hence, Olivier has a deep understanding of the challenges of living life outside your home country.
The time came for this knowledge and passion for being passed on to other U.S. citizens who had settled overseas. Since starting this journey, Olivier Wagner has been quoted in Forbes Magazine and also prepared tax returns for partners of large accounting firms and the Senate Financial Committee. He is also the author of the recently published Amazon Bestselling book, U.S. Taxes for Worldly Americans.