Do I have to file a US tax return when I leave the United States to work abroad as an expat?

The answer is yes.

US citizens or green card holders are taxed on their worldwide income. A tax return is due each year regardless of where you’re located and regardless of your source of income.

A return is due each year on June 15th, and the deadline to pay tax is April 15th. 

US citizens and green card holders must report their income each year on a worldwide basis and in most cases can avail themselves of foreign tax credits such that they’re not double-taxed on their income.

How to file taxes as an expat with Americans Overseas

Americans Overseas offers a large independent network of US tax accountants and financial planners, specialized for Americans living abroad. Based on your personal situation, we provide information and introduce you to the appropriate expert in our Americans Overseas network, free of charge and free of any obligation. 

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