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Making Sense of the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014, the IRS announced that it had expanded and modified the streamlined filing procedures first offered in 2012 to accommodate a broader group of U.S. taxpayers. Major changes to the streamlined procedures include the following: (1) extension of eligibility to U.S. taxpayers residing in the U.S., (2) elimination of the $ 1,500 tax threshold, and (3) elimination of the risk assessment process associated with the 2012 streamlined filing compliance procedures.

These changes are expected to ease the financial and legal pain for almost six million expatriate Americans who live and work abroad, many of whom had no clue that they had to pay U.S. taxes on their foreign income. Read more