United States Tax Compliance And Planning For US Executives, Entrepreneurs And Investors Living Outside The US – An Overview

The article was first published in Global Tax Weekly, issue 154. Below is the full text of the first article in the series on US taxes for US persons living outside the US. United States Tax Compliance And Planning For US Executives, Entrepreneurs And Investors Living Outside The US – An Overview  by Stephen Flott…

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IRS Releases Recommendations for Selecting a Tax Preparer

The IRS issued a press release with recommendations on what to consider when selecting your tax preparer.  The IRS release, which is replicated below is also available on its website at: https://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/Tax-Preparedness-Series-Make-a-Wise-Choice-when-Selecting-a-Tax-Preparer.  A PDF version of the release may be downloaded here.   Tax Preparedness Series: Make a Wise Choice when Selecting a Tax Preparer IR-2015-124,…

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Revised Streamlined Compliance Procedures for FBAR

Further to our June 8th, 2014 email regarding the June 3rd, 2014 announcement by the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service that changes to the Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP) and Streamlined Compliance Procedure (SCP) were under development, we are pleased to report that yesterday, the Service published changes to the SCP that substantially improve…

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Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

The US taxes its citizens and residents based on their worldwide income. A US citizen living abroad can elect to exclude a certain amount of foreign earned income on his or her US income tax return, if certain requirements are met. For 2013, the maximum foreign earned income exclusion (“FEIE”) amount is $97,600 per taxpayer (amount indexed for inflation each year). The FEIE is available only to exclude income from wages or self-employment income earned for services performed outside the US. The FEIE is claimed on IRS Form 2555.

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