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Irs forms 2012 Part Five -   Standard Deduction and Itemized Deductions After you have figured your adjusted gross income, you are ready to subtract the deductions used to figure taxable income. Irs forms 2012 You can subtract either the standard deduction or itemized deductions. Irs forms 2012 Itemized deductions are deductions for certain expenses that are listed on Schedule A (Form 1040). Irs forms 2012 The ten chapters in this part discuss the standard deduction, each itemized deduction, and a limit on some of your itemized deductions if your adjusted gross income is more than certain amounts. Irs forms 2012 See chapter 20 for the factors to consider when deciding whether to subtract the standard deduction or itemized deductions. Irs forms 2012 Table of Contents 20. Irs forms 2012   Standard DeductionWhat's New Introduction Standard Deduction Amount Standard Deduction for Dependents Who Should ItemizeWhen to itemize. Irs forms 2012 Married persons who filed separate returns. Irs forms 2012 21. Irs forms 2012   Medical and Dental ExpensesWhat's New Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: What Are Medical Expenses? What Expenses Can You Include This Year?Community property states. Irs forms 2012 How Much of the Expenses Can You Deduct? Whose Medical Expenses Can You Include?Yourself Spouse Dependent Decedent What Medical Expenses Are Includible?Insurance Premiums Meals and Lodging Transportation Disabled Dependent Care Expenses How Do You Treat Reimbursements?Insurance Reimbursement Damages for Personal Injuries How Do You Figure and Report the Deduction on Your Tax Return?What Tax Form Do You Use? Impairment-Related Work Expenses Health Insurance Costs for Self-Employed Persons 22. Irs forms 2012   TaxesIntroductionIndian tribal government. Irs forms 2012 Useful Items - You may want to see: Tests To Deduct Any Tax Income TaxesState and Local Income Taxes Foreign Income Taxes General Sales TaxesMotor vehicles. Irs forms 2012 Real Estate TaxesReal estate taxes for prior years. Irs forms 2012 Examples. Irs forms 2012 Form 1099-S. Irs forms 2012 Real Estate-Related Items You Cannot Deduct Personal Property Taxes Taxes and Fees You Cannot Deduct Where To Deduct 23. Irs forms 2012   Interest ExpenseIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Home Mortgage InterestAmount Deductible Points Mortgage Insurance Premiums Form 1098, Mortgage Interest Statement Investment InterestInvestment Property Allocation of Interest Expense Limit on Deduction Items You Cannot DeductPersonal Interest Allocation of Interest How To ReportMore than one borrower. Irs forms 2012 Mortgage proceeds used for business or investment. Irs forms 2012 24. Irs forms 2012   ContributionsIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Organizations That Qualify To Receive Deductible ContributionsTypes of Qualified Organizations Contributions You Can DeductContributions From Which You Benefit Expenses Paid for Student Living With You Out-of-Pocket Expenses in Giving Services Contributions You Cannot DeductContributions to Individuals Contributions to Nonqualified Organizations Contributions From Which You Benefit Value of Time or Services Personal Expenses Appraisal Fees Contributions of PropertyException. Irs forms 2012 Household items. Irs forms 2012 Deduction more than $500. Irs forms 2012 Form 1098-C. Irs forms 2012 Filing deadline approaching and still no Form 1098-C. Irs forms 2012 Exception 1—vehicle used or improved by organization. Irs forms 2012 Exception 2—vehicle given or sold to needy individual. Irs forms 2012 Deduction $500 or less. Irs forms 2012 Right to use property. Irs forms 2012 Tangible personal property. 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Irs forms 2012 Publication 54 - Additional Material Questions and AnswersThis section answers tax- related questions commonly asked by taxpayers living abroad. Irs forms 2012 1. Irs forms 2012 Filing Requirements—Where, When, and How . Irs forms 2012 1) When are U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax returns due? . Irs forms 2012 2) I am going abroad this year and expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs forms 2012 How can I secure an extension of time to file my return, when should I file my return, and what forms are required? . Irs forms 2012 3) My entire income qualifies for the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs forms 2012 Must I file a tax return? . Irs forms 2012 4) I was sent abroad by my company in November of last year. Irs forms 2012 I plan to secure an extension of time on Form 2350 to file my tax return for last year because I expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 However, if my company recalls me to the United States before the end of the qualifying period and I find I will not qualify for the exclusion, how and when should I file my return? . Irs forms 2012 5) I am a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen and have no taxable income from the United States, but I have substantial income from a foreign source. Irs forms 2012 Am I required to file a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax return? . Irs forms 2012 6) I am a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen who has retired, and I expect to remain in a foreign country. Irs forms 2012 Do I have any further U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax obligations? . Irs forms 2012 7) I have been a bona fide resident of a foreign country for over 5 years. Irs forms 2012 Is it necessary for me to pay estimated tax? . Irs forms 2012 8) Will a check payable in foreign currency be acceptable in payment of my U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax? . Irs forms 2012 9) I have met the test for physical presence in a foreign country and am filing returns for 2 years. Irs forms 2012 Must I file a separate Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) with each return? . Irs forms 2012 10) Does a Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ) with a Schedule C or Form W-2 attached constitute a return? . Irs forms 2012 11) On Form 2350, Application for Extension of Time To File U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 Income Tax Return, I stated that I would qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 If I qualify under the bona fide residence test, can I file my return on that basis? . Irs forms 2012 12) I am a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen who worked in the United States for 6 months last year. Irs forms 2012 I accepted employment overseas in July of last year and expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs forms 2012 Should I file a return and pay tax on the income earned in the United States during the first 6 months and then, when I qualify, file another return covering the last 6 months of the year? . Irs forms 2012 13) I am a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen. Irs forms 2012 I have lived abroad for a number of years and recently realized that I should have been filing U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax returns. Irs forms 2012 How do I correct this oversight in not having filed returns for these years? . Irs forms 2012 14) In 2008, I qualified to exclude my foreign earned income, but I did not claim this exclusion on the return I filed in 2009. Irs forms 2012 I paid all outstanding taxes with the return. Irs forms 2012 Can I file a claim for refund now? . Irs forms 2012 1) When are U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax returns due? Generally, for calendar year taxpayers, U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax returns are due on April 15. Irs forms 2012 If you are a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen or resident and both your tax home and your abode are outside the United States and Puerto Rico on the regular due date, an automatic extension is granted to June 15 for filing the return. Irs forms 2012 Interest will be charged on any tax due, as shown on the return, from April 15. Irs forms 2012 a) You should file Form 2350 by the due date of your return to request an extension of time to file. Irs forms 2012 Form 2350 is a special form for those U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizens or residents abroad who expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion or the housing exclusion or deduction under either the bona fide residence test or physical presence test and would like to have an extension of time to delay filing until after they have qualified. Irs forms 2012 b) If the extension is granted, you should file your return after you qualify, but by the approved extension date. Irs forms 2012 c) You must file your Form 1040 with Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ). Irs forms 2012 Generally, yes. Irs forms 2012 Every U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen or resident who receives income must file a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax return unless total income without regard to the foreign earned income exclusion is below an amount based on filing status. Irs forms 2012 The income levels for filing purposes are discussed under Filing Requirements in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 If your regular filing date has passed, you should file a return, Form 1040, as soon as possible for last year. Irs forms 2012 Include a statement with this return noting that you have returned to the United States and will not qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs forms 2012 You must report your worldwide income on the return. Irs forms 2012 If you paid a foreign tax on the income earned abroad, you may be able to either deduct this tax as an itemized deduction or claim it as a credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax. Irs forms 2012 However, if you pay the tax due after the regular due date, interest will be charged from the regular due date until the date the tax is paid. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 All U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizens and resident aliens are subject to U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax on their worldwide income. Irs forms 2012 If you paid taxes to a foreign government on income from sources outside the United States, you may be able to claim a foreign tax credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax liability for the foreign taxes paid. Irs forms 2012 Form 1116 is used to figure the allowable credit. Irs forms 2012 Your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Irs forms 2012 (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Irs forms 2012 ) U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Irs forms 2012 See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxation. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Irs forms 2012 The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Irs forms 2012 Generally, only U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Irs forms 2012 However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 A Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) must be filed with each Form 1040 tax return on which the benefits of income earned abroad are claimed. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 The Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), Schedule C, and Form W-2 are merely attachments and do not relieve you of the requirement to file a Form 1040 to show the sources of income reported and the exclusions or deductions claimed. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 You can claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction under either test as long as you meet the requirements. Irs forms 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Irs forms 2012 You must be sure, however, that you file the Form 1040 by the date approved on Form 2350, since a return filed after that date may be subject to a failure to file penalty. Irs forms 2012 If you will not qualify under the bona fide residence test until a date later than the extension granted under the physical presence rule, apply for a new extension to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify as a bona fide resident. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You have the choice of one of the following two methods of filing your return: a) You can file your return when due under the regular filing rules, report all your income without excluding your foreign earned income, and pay the tax due. Irs forms 2012 After you have qualified for the exclusion, you can file an amended return, Form 1040X, accompanied by Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), for a refund of any excess tax paid. Irs forms 2012 b) You can postpone the filing of your tax return by applying on Form 2350 for an extension of time to file to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, then file your return reflecting the exclusion of foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Irs forms 2012 However, interest is charged on any tax due on the postponed tax return, but interest is not paid on refunds paid within 45 days after the return is filed. Irs forms 2012 If you have moving expenses that are for services performed in two years, you can be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. Irs forms 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 2) I am going abroad this year and expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs forms 2012 How can I secure an extension of time to file my return, when should I file my return, and what forms are required? a) You should file Form 2350 by the due date of your return to request an extension of time to file. Irs forms 2012 Form 2350 is a special form for those U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizens or residents abroad who expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion or the housing exclusion or deduction under either the bona fide residence test or physical presence test and would like to have an extension of time to delay filing until after they have qualified. Irs forms 2012 b) If the extension is granted, you should file your return after you qualify, but by the approved extension date. Irs forms 2012 c) You must file your Form 1040 with Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ). Irs forms 2012 Generally, yes. Irs forms 2012 Every U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen or resident who receives income must file a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax return unless total income without regard to the foreign earned income exclusion is below an amount based on filing status. Irs forms 2012 The income levels for filing purposes are discussed under Filing Requirements in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 If your regular filing date has passed, you should file a return, Form 1040, as soon as possible for last year. Irs forms 2012 Include a statement with this return noting that you have returned to the United States and will not qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs forms 2012 You must report your worldwide income on the return. Irs forms 2012 If you paid a foreign tax on the income earned abroad, you may be able to either deduct this tax as an itemized deduction or claim it as a credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax. Irs forms 2012 However, if you pay the tax due after the regular due date, interest will be charged from the regular due date until the date the tax is paid. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 All U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizens and resident aliens are subject to U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax on their worldwide income. Irs forms 2012 If you paid taxes to a foreign government on income from sources outside the United States, you may be able to claim a foreign tax credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax liability for the foreign taxes paid. Irs forms 2012 Form 1116 is used to figure the allowable credit. Irs forms 2012 Your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Irs forms 2012 (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Irs forms 2012 ) U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Irs forms 2012 See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxation. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Irs forms 2012 The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Irs forms 2012 Generally, only U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Irs forms 2012 However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 A Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) must be filed with each Form 1040 tax return on which the benefits of income earned abroad are claimed. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 The Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), Schedule C, and Form W-2 are merely attachments and do not relieve you of the requirement to file a Form 1040 to show the sources of income reported and the exclusions or deductions claimed. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 You can claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction under either test as long as you meet the requirements. Irs forms 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Irs forms 2012 You must be sure, however, that you file the Form 1040 by the date approved on Form 2350, since a return filed after that date may be subject to a failure to file penalty. Irs forms 2012 If you will not qualify under the bona fide residence test until a date later than the extension granted under the physical presence rule, apply for a new extension to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify as a bona fide resident. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You have the choice of one of the following two methods of filing your return: a) You can file your return when due under the regular filing rules, report all your income without excluding your foreign earned income, and pay the tax due. Irs forms 2012 After you have qualified for the exclusion, you can file an amended return, Form 1040X, accompanied by Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), for a refund of any excess tax paid. Irs forms 2012 b) You can postpone the filing of your tax return by applying on Form 2350 for an extension of time to file to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, then file your return reflecting the exclusion of foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Irs forms 2012 However, interest is charged on any tax due on the postponed tax return, but interest is not paid on refunds paid within 45 days after the return is filed. Irs forms 2012 If you have moving expenses that are for services performed in two years, you can be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. Irs forms 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 3) My entire income qualifies for the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs forms 2012 Must I file a tax return? Generally, yes. Irs forms 2012 Every U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen or resident who receives income must file a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax return unless total income without regard to the foreign earned income exclusion is below an amount based on filing status. Irs forms 2012 The income levels for filing purposes are discussed under Filing Requirements in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 If your regular filing date has passed, you should file a return, Form 1040, as soon as possible for last year. Irs forms 2012 Include a statement with this return noting that you have returned to the United States and will not qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs forms 2012 You must report your worldwide income on the return. Irs forms 2012 If you paid a foreign tax on the income earned abroad, you may be able to either deduct this tax as an itemized deduction or claim it as a credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax. Irs forms 2012 However, if you pay the tax due after the regular due date, interest will be charged from the regular due date until the date the tax is paid. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 All U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizens and resident aliens are subject to U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax on their worldwide income. Irs forms 2012 If you paid taxes to a foreign government on income from sources outside the United States, you may be able to claim a foreign tax credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax liability for the foreign taxes paid. Irs forms 2012 Form 1116 is used to figure the allowable credit. Irs forms 2012 Your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Irs forms 2012 (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Irs forms 2012 ) U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Irs forms 2012 See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxation. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Irs forms 2012 The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Irs forms 2012 Generally, only U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Irs forms 2012 However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 A Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) must be filed with each Form 1040 tax return on which the benefits of income earned abroad are claimed. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 The Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), Schedule C, and Form W-2 are merely attachments and do not relieve you of the requirement to file a Form 1040 to show the sources of income reported and the exclusions or deductions claimed. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 You can claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction under either test as long as you meet the requirements. Irs forms 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Irs forms 2012 You must be sure, however, that you file the Form 1040 by the date approved on Form 2350, since a return filed after that date may be subject to a failure to file penalty. Irs forms 2012 If you will not qualify under the bona fide residence test until a date later than the extension granted under the physical presence rule, apply for a new extension to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify as a bona fide resident. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You have the choice of one of the following two methods of filing your return: a) You can file your return when due under the regular filing rules, report all your income without excluding your foreign earned income, and pay the tax due. Irs forms 2012 After you have qualified for the exclusion, you can file an amended return, Form 1040X, accompanied by Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), for a refund of any excess tax paid. Irs forms 2012 b) You can postpone the filing of your tax return by applying on Form 2350 for an extension of time to file to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, then file your return reflecting the exclusion of foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Irs forms 2012 However, interest is charged on any tax due on the postponed tax return, but interest is not paid on refunds paid within 45 days after the return is filed. Irs forms 2012 If you have moving expenses that are for services performed in two years, you can be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. Irs forms 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 4) I was sent abroad by my company in November of last year. Irs forms 2012 I plan to secure an extension of time on Form 2350 to file my tax return for last year because I expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 However, if my company recalls me to the United States before the end of the qualifying period and I find I will not qualify for the exclusion, how and when should I file my return? If your regular filing date has passed, you should file a return, Form 1040, as soon as possible for last year. Irs forms 2012 Include a statement with this return noting that you have returned to the United States and will not qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs forms 2012 You must report your worldwide income on the return. Irs forms 2012 If you paid a foreign tax on the income earned abroad, you may be able to either deduct this tax as an itemized deduction or claim it as a credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax. Irs forms 2012 However, if you pay the tax due after the regular due date, interest will be charged from the regular due date until the date the tax is paid. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 All U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizens and resident aliens are subject to U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax on their worldwide income. Irs forms 2012 If you paid taxes to a foreign government on income from sources outside the United States, you may be able to claim a foreign tax credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax liability for the foreign taxes paid. Irs forms 2012 Form 1116 is used to figure the allowable credit. Irs forms 2012 Your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Irs forms 2012 (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Irs forms 2012 ) U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Irs forms 2012 See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxation. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Irs forms 2012 The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Irs forms 2012 Generally, only U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Irs forms 2012 However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 A Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) must be filed with each Form 1040 tax return on which the benefits of income earned abroad are claimed. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 The Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), Schedule C, and Form W-2 are merely attachments and do not relieve you of the requirement to file a Form 1040 to show the sources of income reported and the exclusions or deductions claimed. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 You can claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction under either test as long as you meet the requirements. Irs forms 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Irs forms 2012 You must be sure, however, that you file the Form 1040 by the date approved on Form 2350, since a return filed after that date may be subject to a failure to file penalty. Irs forms 2012 If you will not qualify under the bona fide residence test until a date later than the extension granted under the physical presence rule, apply for a new extension to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify as a bona fide resident. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You have the choice of one of the following two methods of filing your return: a) You can file your return when due under the regular filing rules, report all your income without excluding your foreign earned income, and pay the tax due. Irs forms 2012 After you have qualified for the exclusion, you can file an amended return, Form 1040X, accompanied by Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), for a refund of any excess tax paid. Irs forms 2012 b) You can postpone the filing of your tax return by applying on Form 2350 for an extension of time to file to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, then file your return reflecting the exclusion of foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Irs forms 2012 However, interest is charged on any tax due on the postponed tax return, but interest is not paid on refunds paid within 45 days after the return is filed. Irs forms 2012 If you have moving expenses that are for services performed in two years, you can be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. Irs forms 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 5) I am a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen and have no taxable income from the United States, but I have substantial income from a foreign source. Irs forms 2012 Am I required to file a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax return? Yes. Irs forms 2012 All U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizens and resident aliens are subject to U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax on their worldwide income. Irs forms 2012 If you paid taxes to a foreign government on income from sources outside the United States, you may be able to claim a foreign tax credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax liability for the foreign taxes paid. Irs forms 2012 Form 1116 is used to figure the allowable credit. Irs forms 2012 Your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Irs forms 2012 (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Irs forms 2012 ) U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Irs forms 2012 See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxation. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Irs forms 2012 The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Irs forms 2012 Generally, only U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Irs forms 2012 However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 A Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) must be filed with each Form 1040 tax return on which the benefits of income earned abroad are claimed. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 The Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), Schedule C, and Form W-2 are merely attachments and do not relieve you of the requirement to file a Form 1040 to show the sources of income reported and the exclusions or deductions claimed. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 You can claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction under either test as long as you meet the requirements. Irs forms 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Irs forms 2012 You must be sure, however, that you file the Form 1040 by the date approved on Form 2350, since a return filed after that date may be subject to a failure to file penalty. Irs forms 2012 If you will not qualify under the bona fide residence test until a date later than the extension granted under the physical presence rule, apply for a new extension to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify as a bona fide resident. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You have the choice of one of the following two methods of filing your return: a) You can file your return when due under the regular filing rules, report all your income without excluding your foreign earned income, and pay the tax due. Irs forms 2012 After you have qualified for the exclusion, you can file an amended return, Form 1040X, accompanied by Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), for a refund of any excess tax paid. Irs forms 2012 b) You can postpone the filing of your tax return by applying on Form 2350 for an extension of time to file to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, then file your return reflecting the exclusion of foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Irs forms 2012 However, interest is charged on any tax due on the postponed tax return, but interest is not paid on refunds paid within 45 days after the return is filed. Irs forms 2012 If you have moving expenses that are for services performed in two years, you can be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. Irs forms 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 6) I am a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen who has retired, and I expect to remain in a foreign country. Irs forms 2012 Do I have any further U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax obligations? Your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Irs forms 2012 (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Irs forms 2012 ) U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Irs forms 2012 See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxation. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Irs forms 2012 The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Irs forms 2012 Generally, only U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Irs forms 2012 However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 A Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) must be filed with each Form 1040 tax return on which the benefits of income earned abroad are claimed. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 The Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), Schedule C, and Form W-2 are merely attachments and do not relieve you of the requirement to file a Form 1040 to show the sources of income reported and the exclusions or deductions claimed. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 You can claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction under either test as long as you meet the requirements. Irs forms 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Irs forms 2012 You must be sure, however, that you file the Form 1040 by the date approved on Form 2350, since a return filed after that date may be subject to a failure to file penalty. Irs forms 2012 If you will not qualify under the bona fide residence test until a date later than the extension granted under the physical presence rule, apply for a new extension to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify as a bona fide resident. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You have the choice of one of the following two methods of filing your return: a) You can file your return when due under the regular filing rules, report all your income without excluding your foreign earned income, and pay the tax due. Irs forms 2012 After you have qualified for the exclusion, you can file an amended return, Form 1040X, accompanied by Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), for a refund of any excess tax paid. Irs forms 2012 b) You can postpone the filing of your tax return by applying on Form 2350 for an extension of time to file to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, then file your return reflecting the exclusion of foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Irs forms 2012 However, interest is charged on any tax due on the postponed tax return, but interest is not paid on refunds paid within 45 days after the return is filed. Irs forms 2012 If you have moving expenses that are for services performed in two years, you can be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. Irs forms 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 7) I have been a bona fide resident of a foreign country for over 5 years. Irs forms 2012 Is it necessary for me to pay estimated tax? U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Irs forms 2012 See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 taxation. Irs forms 2012 Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Irs forms 2012 The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Irs forms 2012 Generally, only U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Irs forms 2012 However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 A Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) must be filed with each Form 1040 tax return on which the benefits of income earned abroad are claimed. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 The Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), Schedule C, and Form W-2 are merely attachments and do not relieve you of the requirement to file a Form 1040 to show the sources of income reported and the exclusions or deductions claimed. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 You can claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction under either test as long as you meet the requirements. Irs forms 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Irs forms 2012 You must be sure, however, that you file the Form 1040 by the date approved on Form 2350, since a return filed after that date may be subject to a failure to file penalty. Irs forms 2012 If you will not qualify under the bona fide residence test until a date later than the extension granted under the physical presence rule, apply for a new extension to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify as a bona fide resident. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You have the choice of one of the following two methods of filing your return: a) You can file your return when due under the regular filing rules, report all your income without excluding your foreign earned income, and pay the tax due. Irs forms 2012 After you have qualified for the exclusion, you can file an amended return, Form 1040X, accompanied by Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), for a refund of any excess tax paid. Irs forms 2012 b) You can postpone the filing of your tax return by applying on Form 2350 for an extension of time to file to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, then file your return reflecting the exclusion of foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Irs forms 2012 However, interest is charged on any tax due on the postponed tax return, but interest is not paid on refunds paid within 45 days after the return is filed. Irs forms 2012 If you have moving expenses that are for services performed in two years, you can be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. Irs forms 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 8) Will a check payable in foreign currency be acceptable in payment of my U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax? Generally, only U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Irs forms 2012 However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 A Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) must be filed with each Form 1040 tax return on which the benefits of income earned abroad are claimed. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 The Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), Schedule C, and Form W-2 are merely attachments and do not relieve you of the requirement to file a Form 1040 to show the sources of income reported and the exclusions or deductions claimed. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 You can claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction under either test as long as you meet the requirements. Irs forms 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Irs forms 2012 You must be sure, however, that you file the Form 1040 by the date approved on Form 2350, since a return filed after that date may be subject to a failure to file penalty. Irs forms 2012 If you will not qualify under the bona fide residence test until a date later than the extension granted under the physical presence rule, apply for a new extension to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify as a bona fide resident. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You have the choice of one of the following two methods of filing your return: a) You can file your return when due under the regular filing rules, report all your income without excluding your foreign earned income, and pay the tax due. Irs forms 2012 After you have qualified for the exclusion, you can file an amended return, Form 1040X, accompanied by Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), for a refund of any excess tax paid. Irs forms 2012 b) You can postpone the filing of your tax return by applying on Form 2350 for an extension of time to file to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, then file your return reflecting the exclusion of foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Irs forms 2012 However, interest is charged on any tax due on the postponed tax return, but interest is not paid on refunds paid within 45 days after the return is filed. Irs forms 2012 If you have moving expenses that are for services performed in two years, you can be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. Irs forms 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 9) I have met the test for physical presence in a foreign country and am filing returns for 2 years. Irs forms 2012 Must I file a separate Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) with each return? Yes. Irs forms 2012 A Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) must be filed with each Form 1040 tax return on which the benefits of income earned abroad are claimed. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 The Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), Schedule C, and Form W-2 are merely attachments and do not relieve you of the requirement to file a Form 1040 to show the sources of income reported and the exclusions or deductions claimed. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 You can claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction under either test as long as you meet the requirements. Irs forms 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Irs forms 2012 You must be sure, however, that you file the Form 1040 by the date approved on Form 2350, since a return filed after that date may be subject to a failure to file penalty. Irs forms 2012 If you will not qualify under the bona fide residence test until a date later than the extension granted under the physical presence rule, apply for a new extension to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify as a bona fide resident. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You have the choice of one of the following two methods of filing your return: a) You can file your return when due under the regular filing rules, report all your income without excluding your foreign earned income, and pay the tax due. Irs forms 2012 After you have qualified for the exclusion, you can file an amended return, Form 1040X, accompanied by Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), for a refund of any excess tax paid. Irs forms 2012 b) You can postpone the filing of your tax return by applying on Form 2350 for an extension of time to file to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, then file your return reflecting the exclusion of foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Irs forms 2012 However, interest is charged on any tax due on the postponed tax return, but interest is not paid on refunds paid within 45 days after the return is filed. Irs forms 2012 If you have moving expenses that are for services performed in two years, you can be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. Irs forms 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 10) Does a Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ) with a Schedule C or Form W-2 attached constitute a return? No. Irs forms 2012 The Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), Schedule C, and Form W-2 are merely attachments and do not relieve you of the requirement to file a Form 1040 to show the sources of income reported and the exclusions or deductions claimed. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 You can claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction under either test as long as you meet the requirements. Irs forms 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Irs forms 2012 You must be sure, however, that you file the Form 1040 by the date approved on Form 2350, since a return filed after that date may be subject to a failure to file penalty. Irs forms 2012 If you will not qualify under the bona fide residence test until a date later than the extension granted under the physical presence rule, apply for a new extension to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify as a bona fide resident. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You have the choice of one of the following two methods of filing your return: a) You can file your return when due under the regular filing rules, report all your income without excluding your foreign earned income, and pay the tax due. Irs forms 2012 After you have qualified for the exclusion, you can file an amended return, Form 1040X, accompanied by Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), for a refund of any excess tax paid. Irs forms 2012 b) You can postpone the filing of your tax return by applying on Form 2350 for an extension of time to file to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, then file your return reflecting the exclusion of foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Irs forms 2012 However, interest is charged on any tax due on the postponed tax return, but interest is not paid on refunds paid within 45 days after the return is filed. Irs forms 2012 If you have moving expenses that are for services performed in two years, you can be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. Irs forms 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 11) On Form 2350, Application for Extension of Time To File U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 Income Tax Return, I stated that I would qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 If I qualify under the bona fide residence test, can I file my return on that basis? Yes. Irs forms 2012 You can claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction under either test as long as you meet the requirements. Irs forms 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Irs forms 2012 You must be sure, however, that you file the Form 1040 by the date approved on Form 2350, since a return filed after that date may be subject to a failure to file penalty. Irs forms 2012 If you will not qualify under the bona fide residence test until a date later than the extension granted under the physical presence rule, apply for a new extension to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify as a bona fide resident. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You have the choice of one of the following two methods of filing your return: a) You can file your return when due under the regular filing rules, report all your income without excluding your foreign earned income, and pay the tax due. Irs forms 2012 After you have qualified for the exclusion, you can file an amended return, Form 1040X, accompanied by Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), for a refund of any excess tax paid. Irs forms 2012 b) You can postpone the filing of your tax return by applying on Form 2350 for an extension of time to file to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, then file your return reflecting the exclusion of foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Irs forms 2012 However, interest is charged on any tax due on the postponed tax return, but interest is not paid on refunds paid within 45 days after the return is filed. Irs forms 2012 If you have moving expenses that are for services performed in two years, you can be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. Irs forms 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 12) I am a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen who worked in the United States for 6 months last year. Irs forms 2012 I accepted employment overseas in July of last year and expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs forms 2012 Should I file a return and pay tax on the income earned in the United States during the first 6 months and then, when I qualify, file another return covering the last 6 months of the year? No. Irs forms 2012 You have the choice of one of the following two methods of filing your return: a) You can file your return when due under the regular filing rules, report all your income without excluding your foreign earned income, and pay the tax due. Irs forms 2012 After you have qualified for the exclusion, you can file an amended return, Form 1040X, accompanied by Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ), for a refund of any excess tax paid. Irs forms 2012 b) You can postpone the filing of your tax return by applying on Form 2350 for an extension of time to file to a date 30 days beyond the date you expect to qualify under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test, then file your return reflecting the exclusion of foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Irs forms 2012 However, interest is charged on any tax due on the postponed tax return, but interest is not paid on refunds paid within 45 days after the return is filed. Irs forms 2012 If you have moving expenses that are for services performed in two years, you can be granted an extension until after the end of the second year. Irs forms 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 13) I am a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen. Irs forms 2012 I have lived abroad for a number of years and recently realized that I should have been filing U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 income tax returns. Irs forms 2012 How do I correct this oversight in not having filed returns for these years? File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Irs forms 2012 For advice on filing the returns, you should contact an  Internal Revenue Service representative in one of the four overseas offices listed in chapter 7. Irs forms 2012 It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 14) In 2008, I qualified to exclude my foreign earned income, but I did not claim this exclusion on the return I filed in 2009. Irs forms 2012 I paid all outstanding taxes with the return. Irs forms 2012 Can I file a claim for refund now? It is too late to claim this refund since a claim for refund must be filed within 3 years from the date the return was filed or 2 years from the date the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs forms 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Irs forms 2012 2. Irs forms 2012 Meeting the Requirements of Either the Bona Fide Residence Test or the Physical Presence Test . Irs forms 2012 1) I recently came to Country X to work for the Orange Tractor Co. Irs forms 2012 and I expect to be here for 5 or 6 years. Irs forms 2012 I understand that upon the completion of 1 full year I will qualify for an exclusion or deduction under the bona fide residence test. Irs forms 2012 Is this correct? . Irs forms 2012 2) I understand the physical presence test to be simply a matter of being physically present in a foreign country for at least 330 days within 12 consecutive months; but what are the criteria of the bona fide residence test? . Irs forms 2012 3) To meet the qualification of an uninterrupted period which includes an entire taxable year, do I have to be physically present in a foreign country for the entire year? . Irs forms 2012 4) I am a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen and during 2012 was a bona fide resident of Country X. Irs forms 2012 On January 15, 2013, I was notified that I was to be assigned to Country Y. Irs forms 2012 I was recalled to New York for 90 days orientation and then went to Country Y, where I have been since. Irs forms 2012 Although I was not in Country Y on January 1, I was a bona fide resident of Country X and was in Country Y on December 31, 2013. Irs forms 2012 My family remained in Country X until completion of the orientation period, and my household goods were shipped directly to my new post. Irs forms 2012 Am I a bona fide resident of a foreign country for 2013, or must I wait for the entire year of 2014 to become one? . Irs forms 2012 5) Due to illness, I returned to the United States before I completed my qualifying period to claim the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs forms 2012 Can I figure the exclusion for the period I resided abroad? . Irs forms 2012 6) Can a resident alien of the United States qualify for an exclusion or deduction under the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test? . Irs forms 2012 7) On August 13 of last year I left the United States and arrived in Country Z to work for the Gordon Manufacturing Company. Irs forms 2012 I expected to be able to exclude my foreign earned income under the physical presence test because I planned to be in Country Z for at least 1 year. Irs forms 2012 However, I was reassigned back to the United States and left Country Z on July 1 of this year. Irs forms 2012 Can I exclude any of my foreign earned income? . Irs forms 2012 1) I recently came to Country X to work for the Orange Tractor Co. Irs forms 2012 and I expect to be here for 5 or 6 years. Irs forms 2012 I understand that upon the completion of 1 full year I will qualify for an exclusion or deduction under the bona fide residence test. Irs forms 2012 Is this correct? Not necessarily. Irs forms 2012 The law provides that to qualify under this test for the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign housing deduction, a person must be a “bona fide resident of a foreign country or countries for an uninterrupted period which includes an entire taxable year. Irs forms 2012 ” If, like most U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizens, you file your return on a calendar year basis, the taxable year referred to in the law would be from January 1 to December 31 of any particular year. Irs forms 2012 Unless you established residence in Country X on January 1, it would be more than 1 year before you would be a bona fide resident of a foreign country. Irs forms 2012 Once you have completed your qualifying period, however, you are entitled to exclude the income or to claim the housing exclusion or deduction from the date you established bona fide residence. Irs forms 2012 To be a bona fide resident of a foreign country, you must show that you entered a foreign country intending to remain there for an indefinite or prolonged period and, to that end, you are making your home in that country. Irs forms 2012 Consideration is given to the type of quarters occupied, whether your family went with you, the type of visa, the employment agreement, and any other factor pertinent to show whether your stay in the foreign country is indefinite or prolonged. Irs forms 2012 To claim the foreign earned income exclusion or foreign housing exclusion or deduction under this test, the period of foreign residence must include 1 full tax year (usually January 1 – December 31), but once you meet this time requirement, you figure the exclusions and the deduction from the date the residence actually began. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 Uninterrupted refers to the bona fide residence proper and not to the physical presence of the individual. Irs forms 2012 During the period of bona fide residence in a foreign country, even during the first full year, you can leave the country for brief and temporary trips back to the United States or elsewhere for vacation, or even for business. Irs forms 2012 To preserve your status as a bona fide resident of a foreign country, you must have a clear intention of returning from those trips, without unreasonable delay, to your foreign residence. Irs forms 2012 Since you did not break your period of foreign residence, you would continue to be a bona fide resident of a foreign country for 2013. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You are not entitled to any exclusion of foreign earned income since you did not complete your qualifying period under either the bona fide residence test or physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 If you paid foreign tax on the income earned abroad, you may be able to claim that tax as a deduction or as a credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax. Irs forms 2012 Resident aliens of the United States can qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign housing deduction if they meet the requirements of the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 Resident aliens who are citizens or nationals of a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty in effect also can qualify under the bona fide residence test. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You cannot exclude any of the income you earned in Country Z because you were not in a foreign country for at least 330 full days as required under the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 2) I understand the physical presence test to be simply a matter of being physically present in a foreign country for at least 330 days within 12 consecutive months; but what are the criteria of the bona fide residence test? To be a bona fide resident of a foreign country, you must show that you entered a foreign country intending to remain there for an indefinite or prolonged period and, to that end, you are making your home in that country. Irs forms 2012 Consideration is given to the type of quarters occupied, whether your family went with you, the type of visa, the employment agreement, and any other factor pertinent to show whether your stay in the foreign country is indefinite or prolonged. Irs forms 2012 To claim the foreign earned income exclusion or foreign housing exclusion or deduction under this test, the period of foreign residence must include 1 full tax year (usually January 1 – December 31), but once you meet this time requirement, you figure the exclusions and the deduction from the date the residence actually began. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 Uninterrupted refers to the bona fide residence proper and not to the physical presence of the individual. Irs forms 2012 During the period of bona fide residence in a foreign country, even during the first full year, you can leave the country for brief and temporary trips back to the United States or elsewhere for vacation, or even for business. Irs forms 2012 To preserve your status as a bona fide resident of a foreign country, you must have a clear intention of returning from those trips, without unreasonable delay, to your foreign residence. Irs forms 2012 Since you did not break your period of foreign residence, you would continue to be a bona fide resident of a foreign country for 2013. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You are not entitled to any exclusion of foreign earned income since you did not complete your qualifying period under either the bona fide residence test or physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 If you paid foreign tax on the income earned abroad, you may be able to claim that tax as a deduction or as a credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax. Irs forms 2012 Resident aliens of the United States can qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign housing deduction if they meet the requirements of the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 Resident aliens who are citizens or nationals of a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty in effect also can qualify under the bona fide residence test. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You cannot exclude any of the income you earned in Country Z because you were not in a foreign country for at least 330 full days as required under the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 3) To meet the qualification of “an uninterrupted period which includes an entire taxable year,” do I have to be physically present in a foreign country for the entire year? No. Irs forms 2012 Uninterrupted refers to the bona fide residence proper and not to the physical presence of the individual. Irs forms 2012 During the period of bona fide residence in a foreign country, even during the first full year, you can leave the country for brief and temporary trips back to the United States or elsewhere for vacation, or even for business. Irs forms 2012 To preserve your status as a bona fide resident of a foreign country, you must have a clear intention of returning from those trips, without unreasonable delay, to your foreign residence. Irs forms 2012 Since you did not break your period of foreign residence, you would continue to be a bona fide resident of a foreign country for 2013. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You are not entitled to any exclusion of foreign earned income since you did not complete your qualifying period under either the bona fide residence test or physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 If you paid foreign tax on the income earned abroad, you may be able to claim that tax as a deduction or as a credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax. Irs forms 2012 Resident aliens of the United States can qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign housing deduction if they meet the requirements of the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 Resident aliens who are citizens or nationals of a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty in effect also can qualify under the bona fide residence test. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You cannot exclude any of the income you earned in Country Z because you were not in a foreign country for at least 330 full days as required under the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 4) I am a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 citizen and during 2012 was a bona fide resident of Country X. Irs forms 2012 On January 15, 2013, I was notified that I was to be assigned to Country Y. Irs forms 2012 I was recalled to New York for 90 days orientation and then went to Country Y, where I have been since. Irs forms 2012 Although I was not in Country Y on January 1, I was a bona fide resident of Country X and was in Country Y on December 31, 2013. Irs forms 2012 My family remained in Country X until completion of the orientation period, and my household goods were shipped directly to my new post. Irs forms 2012 Am I a bona fide resident of a foreign country for 2013, or must I wait for the entire year of 2014 to become one? Since you did not break your period of foreign residence, you would continue to be a bona fide resident of a foreign country for 2013. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You are not entitled to any exclusion of foreign earned income since you did not complete your qualifying period under either the bona fide residence test or physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 If you paid foreign tax on the income earned abroad, you may be able to claim that tax as a deduction or as a credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax. Irs forms 2012 Resident aliens of the United States can qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign housing deduction if they meet the requirements of the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 Resident aliens who are citizens or nationals of a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty in effect also can qualify under the bona fide residence test. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You cannot exclude any of the income you earned in Country Z because you were not in a foreign country for at least 330 full days as required under the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 5) Due to illness, I returned to the United States before I completed my qualifying period to claim the foreign earned income exclusion. Irs forms 2012 Can I figure the exclusion for the period I resided abroad? No. Irs forms 2012 You are not entitled to any exclusion of foreign earned income since you did not complete your qualifying period under either the bona fide residence test or physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 If you paid foreign tax on the income earned abroad, you may be able to claim that tax as a deduction or as a credit against your U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 tax. Irs forms 2012 Resident aliens of the United States can qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign housing deduction if they meet the requirements of the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 Resident aliens who are citizens or nationals of a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty in effect also can qualify under the bona fide residence test. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You cannot exclude any of the income you earned in Country Z because you were not in a foreign country for at least 330 full days as required under the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 6) Can a resident alien of the United States qualify for an exclusion or deduction under the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test? Resident aliens of the United States can qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, or the foreign housing deduction if they meet the requirements of the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 Resident aliens who are citizens or nationals of a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty in effect also can qualify under the bona fide residence test. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 You cannot exclude any of the income you earned in Country Z because you were not in a foreign country for at least 330 full days as required under the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 . Irs forms 2012 7) On August 13 of last year I left the United States and arrived in Country Z to work for the Gordon Manufacturing Company. Irs forms 2012 I expected to be able to exclude my foreign earned income under the physical presence test because I planned to be in Country Z for at least 1 year. Irs forms 2012 However, I was reassigned back to the United States and left Country Z on July 1 of this year. Irs forms 2012 Can I exclude any of my foreign earned income? No. Irs forms 2012 You cannot exclude any of the income you earned in Country Z because you were not in a foreign country for at least 330 full days as required under the physical presence test. Irs forms 2012 3. Irs forms 2012 Foreign Earned Income . Irs forms 2012 1) I am an employee of the U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 Government working abroad. Irs forms 2012 Can all or part of my government income earned abroad qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion? . Irs forms 2012 2) I qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the bona fide residence test. Irs forms 2012 Does my foreign earned income include my U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 dividends and the interest I receive on a foreign bank account? . Irs forms 2012 3) My company pays my foreign income tax on my foreign earnings. Irs forms 2012 Is this taxable compensation? . Irs forms 2012 4) I live in an apartment in a foreign city for which my employer pays the rent. Irs forms 2012 Should I include in my income the cost to my employer ($1,200 a month) or the fair market value of equivalent housing in the United States ($800 a month)? . Irs forms 2012 5) My U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 employer pays my salary into my U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 bank account. Irs forms 2012 Is this income considered earned in the United States or is it considered foreign earned income? . Irs forms 2012 6) What is considered a foreign country? . Irs forms 2012 7) What is the source of earned income? . Irs forms 2012 1) I am an employee of the U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 Government working abroad. Irs forms 2012 Can all or part of my government income earned abroad qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion? No. Irs forms 2012 The foreign earned income exclusion applies to your foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 Amounts paid by the United States or its agencies to their employees are not treated, for this purpose, as foreign earned income. Irs forms 2012 No. Irs forms 2012 The only income that is foreign earned income is income from the performance of personal services abroad. Irs forms 2012 Investment income is not earned income. Irs forms 2012 However, you must include it in gross income reported on your Form 1040. Irs forms 2012 Yes. Irs forms 2012 The amount is compensation for services performed. Irs forms 2012 The tax paid by your company should be reported on Form 1040, line 7, and on Form 2555, Part IV, line 22(f) (or on Form 2555-EZ, Part IV, line 17). Irs forms 2012 You must include in income the fair market value (FMV) of the facility provided, where it is provided. Irs forms 2012 This will usually be the rent your employer pays. Irs forms 2012 Situations when the FMV is not included in income are discussed in chapter 4 under Exclusion of Meals and Lodging. Irs forms 2012 If you performed the services to earn this salary outside the United States, your salary is considered earned abroad. Irs forms 2012 It does not matter that you are paid by a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 employer or that your salary is deposited in a U. Irs forms 2012 S. Irs forms 2012 bank account in the United States. Irs forms 2012 The source of salary, wages, commissions, and other personal service income is the place where you perform the services. Irs forms 2012 For the purposes of the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction, any territory under the sovereignty of a countr