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Taxes unemployed Publication 54 - Additional Material Questions and AnswersThis section answers tax- related questions commonly asked by taxpayers living abroad. Taxes unemployed 1. Taxes unemployed Filing Requirements—Where, When, and How . Taxes unemployed 1) When are U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax returns due? . Taxes unemployed 2) I am going abroad this year and expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Taxes unemployed How can I secure an extension of time to file my return, when should I file my return, and what forms are required? . Taxes unemployed 3) My entire income qualifies for the foreign earned income exclusion. Taxes unemployed Must I file a tax return? . Taxes unemployed 4) I was sent abroad by my company in November of last year. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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? . Taxes unemployed 5) I am a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen and have no taxable income from the United States, but I have substantial income from a foreign source. Taxes unemployed Am I required to file a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax return? . Taxes unemployed 6) I am a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen who has retired, and I expect to remain in a foreign country. Taxes unemployed Do I have any further U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax obligations? . Taxes unemployed 7) I have been a bona fide resident of a foreign country for over 5 years. Taxes unemployed Is it necessary for me to pay estimated tax? . Taxes unemployed 8) Will a check payable in foreign currency be acceptable in payment of my U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax? . Taxes unemployed 9) I have met the test for physical presence in a foreign country and am filing returns for 2 years. Taxes unemployed Must I file a separate Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) with each return? . Taxes unemployed 10) Does a Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ) with a Schedule C or Form W-2 attached constitute a return? . Taxes unemployed 11) On Form 2350, Application for Extension of Time To File U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed Income Tax Return, I stated that I would qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the physical presence test. Taxes unemployed If I qualify under the bona fide residence test, can I file my return on that basis? . Taxes unemployed 12) I am a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen who worked in the United States for 6 months last year. Taxes unemployed I accepted employment overseas in July of last year and expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Taxes unemployed 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? . Taxes unemployed 13) I am a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen. Taxes unemployed I have lived abroad for a number of years and recently realized that I should have been filing U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax returns. Taxes unemployed How do I correct this oversight in not having filed returns for these years? . Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed I paid all outstanding taxes with the return. Taxes unemployed Can I file a claim for refund now? . Taxes unemployed 1) When are U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax returns due? Generally, for calendar year taxpayers, U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax returns are due on April 15. Taxes unemployed If you are a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Interest will be charged on any tax due, as shown on the return, from April 15. Taxes unemployed a) You should file Form 2350 by the due date of your return to request an extension of time to file. Taxes unemployed Form 2350 is a special form for those U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed b) If the extension is granted, you should file your return after you qualify, but by the approved extension date. Taxes unemployed c) You must file your Form 1040 with Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ). Taxes unemployed Generally, yes. Taxes unemployed Every U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen or resident who receives income must file a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax return unless total income without regard to the foreign earned income exclusion is below an amount based on filing status. Taxes unemployed The income levels for filing purposes are discussed under Filing Requirements in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed If your regular filing date has passed, you should file a return, Form 1040, as soon as possible for last year. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You must report your worldwide income on the return. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed All U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizens and resident aliens are subject to U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax on their worldwide income. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax liability for the foreign taxes paid. Taxes unemployed Form 1116 is used to figure the allowable credit. Taxes unemployed Your U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Taxes unemployed (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Taxes unemployed ) U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Taxes unemployed See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxation. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Taxes unemployed The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Taxes unemployed Generally, only U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Taxes unemployed However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 2) I am going abroad this year and expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Form 2350 is a special form for those U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed b) If the extension is granted, you should file your return after you qualify, but by the approved extension date. Taxes unemployed c) You must file your Form 1040 with Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ). Taxes unemployed Generally, yes. Taxes unemployed Every U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen or resident who receives income must file a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax return unless total income without regard to the foreign earned income exclusion is below an amount based on filing status. Taxes unemployed The income levels for filing purposes are discussed under Filing Requirements in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed If your regular filing date has passed, you should file a return, Form 1040, as soon as possible for last year. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You must report your worldwide income on the return. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed All U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizens and resident aliens are subject to U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax on their worldwide income. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax liability for the foreign taxes paid. Taxes unemployed Form 1116 is used to figure the allowable credit. Taxes unemployed Your U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Taxes unemployed (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Taxes unemployed ) U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Taxes unemployed See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxation. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Taxes unemployed The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Taxes unemployed Generally, only U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Taxes unemployed However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 3) My entire income qualifies for the foreign earned income exclusion. Taxes unemployed Must I file a tax return? Generally, yes. Taxes unemployed Every U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen or resident who receives income must file a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax return unless total income without regard to the foreign earned income exclusion is below an amount based on filing status. Taxes unemployed The income levels for filing purposes are discussed under Filing Requirements in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed If your regular filing date has passed, you should file a return, Form 1040, as soon as possible for last year. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You must report your worldwide income on the return. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed All U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizens and resident aliens are subject to U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax on their worldwide income. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax liability for the foreign taxes paid. Taxes unemployed Form 1116 is used to figure the allowable credit. Taxes unemployed Your U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Taxes unemployed (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Taxes unemployed ) U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Taxes unemployed See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxation. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Taxes unemployed The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Taxes unemployed Generally, only U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Taxes unemployed However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 4) I was sent abroad by my company in November of last year. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You must report your worldwide income on the return. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed All U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizens and resident aliens are subject to U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax on their worldwide income. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax liability for the foreign taxes paid. Taxes unemployed Form 1116 is used to figure the allowable credit. Taxes unemployed Your U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Taxes unemployed (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Taxes unemployed ) U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Taxes unemployed See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxation. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Taxes unemployed The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Taxes unemployed Generally, only U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Taxes unemployed However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 5) I am a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen and have no taxable income from the United States, but I have substantial income from a foreign source. Taxes unemployed Am I required to file a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax return? Yes. Taxes unemployed All U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizens and resident aliens are subject to U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax on their worldwide income. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax liability for the foreign taxes paid. Taxes unemployed Form 1116 is used to figure the allowable credit. Taxes unemployed Your U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Taxes unemployed (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Taxes unemployed ) U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Taxes unemployed See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxation. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Taxes unemployed The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Taxes unemployed Generally, only U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Taxes unemployed However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 6) I am a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen who has retired, and I expect to remain in a foreign country. Taxes unemployed Do I have any further U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax obligations? Your U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Taxes unemployed (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Taxes unemployed ) U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Taxes unemployed See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxation. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Taxes unemployed The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Taxes unemployed Generally, only U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Taxes unemployed However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 7) I have been a bona fide resident of a foreign country for over 5 years. Taxes unemployed Is it necessary for me to pay estimated tax? U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Taxes unemployed See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed taxation. Taxes unemployed Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Taxes unemployed The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Taxes unemployed Generally, only U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Taxes unemployed However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 8) Will a check payable in foreign currency be acceptable in payment of my U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax? Generally, only U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Taxes unemployed However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 9) I have met the test for physical presence in a foreign country and am filing returns for 2 years. Taxes unemployed Must I file a separate Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) with each return? Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 10) Does a Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ) with a Schedule C or Form W-2 attached constitute a return? No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 11) On Form 2350, Application for Extension of Time To File U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed Income Tax Return, I stated that I would qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the physical presence test. Taxes unemployed If I qualify under the bona fide residence test, can I file my return on that basis? Yes. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 12) I am a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen who worked in the United States for 6 months last year. Taxes unemployed I accepted employment overseas in July of last year and expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 13) I am a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen. Taxes unemployed I have lived abroad for a number of years and recently realized that I should have been filing U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed income tax returns. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed I paid all outstanding taxes with the return. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Taxes unemployed 2. Taxes unemployed Meeting the Requirements of Either the Bona Fide Residence Test or the Physical Presence Test . Taxes unemployed 1) I recently came to Country X to work for the Orange Tractor Co. Taxes unemployed and I expect to be here for 5 or 6 years. Taxes unemployed I understand that upon the completion of 1 full year I will qualify for an exclusion or deduction under the bona fide residence test. Taxes unemployed Is this correct? . Taxes unemployed 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? . Taxes unemployed 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? . Taxes unemployed 4) I am a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen and during 2012 was a bona fide resident of Country X. Taxes unemployed On January 15, 2013, I was notified that I was to be assigned to Country Y. Taxes unemployed I was recalled to New York for 90 days orientation and then went to Country Y, where I have been since. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed My family remained in Country X until completion of the orientation period, and my household goods were shipped directly to my new post. Taxes unemployed 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? . Taxes unemployed 5) Due to illness, I returned to the United States before I completed my qualifying period to claim the foreign earned income exclusion. Taxes unemployed Can I figure the exclusion for the period I resided abroad? . Taxes unemployed 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? . Taxes unemployed 7) On August 13 of last year I left the United States and arrived in Country Z to work for the Gordon Manufacturing Company. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed However, I was reassigned back to the United States and left Country Z on July 1 of this year. Taxes unemployed Can I exclude any of my foreign earned income? . Taxes unemployed 1) I recently came to Country X to work for the Orange Tractor Co. Taxes unemployed and I expect to be here for 5 or 6 years. Taxes unemployed I understand that upon the completion of 1 full year I will qualify for an exclusion or deduction under the bona fide residence test. Taxes unemployed Is this correct? Not necessarily. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed ” If, like most U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed Uninterrupted refers to the bona fide residence proper and not to the physical presence of the individual. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed Uninterrupted refers to the bona fide residence proper and not to the physical presence of the individual. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed Uninterrupted refers to the bona fide residence proper and not to the physical presence of the individual. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 4) I am a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed citizen and during 2012 was a bona fide resident of Country X. Taxes unemployed On January 15, 2013, I was notified that I was to be assigned to Country Y. Taxes unemployed I was recalled to New York for 90 days orientation and then went to Country Y, where I have been since. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed My family remained in Country X until completion of the orientation period, and my household goods were shipped directly to my new post. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 5) Due to illness, I returned to the United States before I completed my qualifying period to claim the foreign earned income exclusion. Taxes unemployed Can I figure the exclusion for the period I resided abroad? No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed tax. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed . Taxes unemployed 7) On August 13 of last year I left the United States and arrived in Country Z to work for the Gordon Manufacturing Company. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed However, I was reassigned back to the United States and left Country Z on July 1 of this year. Taxes unemployed Can I exclude any of my foreign earned income? No. Taxes unemployed 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. Taxes unemployed 3. Taxes unemployed Foreign Earned Income . Taxes unemployed 1) I am an employee of the U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed Government working abroad. Taxes unemployed Can all or part of my government income earned abroad qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion? . Taxes unemployed 2) I qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the bona fide residence test. Taxes unemployed Does my foreign earned income include my U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed dividends and the interest I receive on a foreign bank account? . Taxes unemployed 3) My company pays my foreign income tax on my foreign earnings. Taxes unemployed Is this taxable compensation? . Taxes unemployed 4) I live in an apartment in a foreign city for which my employer pays the rent. Taxes unemployed 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)? . Taxes unemployed 5) My U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed employer pays my salary into my U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed bank account. Taxes unemployed Is this income considered earned in the United States or is it considered foreign earned income? . Taxes unemployed 6) What is considered a foreign country? . Taxes unemployed 7) What is the source of earned income? . Taxes unemployed 1) I am an employee of the U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed Government working abroad. Taxes unemployed Can all or part of my government income earned abroad qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion? No. Taxes unemployed The foreign earned income exclusion applies to your foreign earned income. Taxes unemployed Amounts paid by the United States or its agencies to their employees are not treated, for this purpose, as foreign earned income. Taxes unemployed No. Taxes unemployed The only income that is foreign earned income is income from the performance of personal services abroad. Taxes unemployed Investment income is not earned income. Taxes unemployed However, you must include it in gross income reported on your Form 1040. Taxes unemployed Yes. Taxes unemployed The amount is compensation for services performed. Taxes unemployed 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). Taxes unemployed You must include in income the fair market value (FMV) of the facility provided, where it is provided. Taxes unemployed This will usually be the rent your employer pays. Taxes unemployed Situations when the FMV is not included in income are discussed in chapter 4 under Exclusion of Meals and Lodging. Taxes unemployed If you performed the services to earn this salary outside the United States, your salary is considered earned abroad. Taxes unemployed It does not matter that you are paid by a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed employer or that your salary is deposited in a U. Taxes unemployed S. Taxes unemployed bank account in the United States. Taxes unemployed The source of salary, wages, commissions, and other personal service income is the place where you perform the services. Taxes unemployed For the purposes of the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion or deduction, any territory under the sovereignty of a countr
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