If you’re a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you’re in the United States or abroad. No matter where you live, your worldwide income is subject to U.S. tax.
To understand and fulfill your tax responsibilities as a U.S. Citizen and resident alien living abroad, there are a few things you need to do:
- Figure out if you’re required to file – this generally depends on your income, filing status, and age.
- Consider which exclusions and deductions for income and housing that you may qualify for.
- Know how your type of employment may affect your tax liability.
- Have what you need and know where to file your tax return.
Taxes for citizens and resident aliens living abroad can be complex. The IRS’s main publication for citizens abroad is IRS Publication 54, Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad – be sure to reference that publication for details to figure out your particular situation. NTA Office
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