International Services

Overview of Expatriate Tax Services
If you're planning a move abroad, or you're already an expatriate, you have more to think about than adjusting to a new culture. Although it may be tempting, you must not ignore your U.S. taxes.
 
US Citizens Working in a Foreign Country Get Help With Your Expat Return Here
Expat returns are for US Citizens working in foreign countries. If you have foreign income from work you are performing outside the US and you are a US Citizen, then you are required to complete a US Tax Return. But don?t worry, if your return is completed accurately you should owe little or no US Income Tax.
Three Tests to Qualify for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
Amount of Exclusion: The maximum amount of the foreign earned income exclusion is $101,300 for calendar year 2016 ($92,900 for 2011, $95,100 for 2012, $97,600 for 2013, $99,200 for 2014 and $100,800 for 2015). In Foreign Country for Part of the Year: The exclusion is computed on a daily basis. The 3 Tests for Excluding Foreign Earned Income are ...
 
Foreign Earned Income vs. Unearned Income
This is income you receive for services you perform in a foreign country during a period that your tax home is in a foreign country and you meet either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test. This income can be received in a number of forms outside of the traditional paycheck and includes any and all of the following:
Foreign Housing Exclusion or Foreign Housing Deduction
You may elect the Foreign Housing Exclusion or Deduction in addition to the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion.
 
The Foreign Tax Credit, Will It Help You?
The Foreign Tax Credit is designed to relieve US taxpayers of double taxation if their foreign source income is taxed by both the US and the foreign country. Unlike the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, you do not have to live overseas to qualify for the Foreign Tax Credit.
Residency Test - Use the Bona Fide Residence or Physical Presence Test?
The residency test is one of three tests used to determine if you qualify for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. You can pass either the Bona Fide Residence test or the Physical Presence test to pass the residency test.
 
Tax Equalization and Hypothetical Tax Calculations for Expats
Tax Equalization is offered by most US multinational companies to offset the additional taxes faced by their employees working overseas. Under a tax equalization policy, the employee is assured that he or she will pay neither more nor less taxes on foreign assignment than what would have been paid had the employee remained in the US.
Does Your Tax Home Qualify You For the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion?
Your "tax home" must be in a foreign country to qualify you for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion.
 
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