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