U.S. expats can use the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion to reduce taxable income. And if you did you research on this topic, then you probably heard about tests to pass. American abroad has to qualify for one of the two tests. Today we explain what you need to pass the Physical Presence Test.
Let’s take another look at few general requirements to use FEIE:
- You should have foreign earned income
- Your tax home must be in a foreign country
- and one must qualify for one of the two tests, either Bona Fide Residence or the Physical Presence Test.
The IRS states that a U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident alien who is physically present in a foreign country or countries for at least 330 full days during any period of 12 consecutive months qualifies for the Physical Presence Test, but is it really that simple?