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U.S. citizens and resident aliens who live abroad are generally required to file a federal income tax return and pay taxes on their worldwide income.Read more... about Who is required to file taxes in the US?
Yes, US citizens are required to file taxes on their worldwide income, regardless of where they are living.
Received an American check? You can cash your check in the following ways: cash the check at your own bank, transfer to another person (endorsement), cash checks using an online service or cash the check by another bank.
US citizens living abroad may be required to file Form 2555 and/or Form 1116 to claim the foreign earned income exclusion
FBAR (Foreign Bank Account Report) filing is the requirement for certain U.S. individuals and entities to report their foreign financial accounts to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) of the U.S. Department of Treasury. The FBAR filing requirement applies to U.S. persons who have a financial interest in, or signature authority over, one or more foreign financial accounts, if the aggregate value of those accounts exceeds $10,000 at any time during the calendar year.
We help Americans abroad to become US tax compliant in an organised way and avoid unnecessary double taxation. Based on your personal situation, we give you information and introduce you to the appropriate US tax advisor in our Americans Overseas network to help with your tax filings free of charge and free of any obligations.
A US person needs Form 1040 to report their annual income and file their federal income tax return to the IRS. It is used to calculate the amount of taxes they owe or the refund they are due.
A US citisen needs to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), also known as FinCEN Form 114, if they have a financial interest in or signature authority over foreign financial accounts.
These programs, also known as voluntary disclosure programs, give taxpayers the opportunity to come forward and correct their tax returns without facing criminal prosecution or significant penalties.
The Streamlined Procedure is available for U.S. Citizens living abroad as well as for U.S. taxpayers living in the U.S. and it requires the submission of three years of tax returns and six years of FBARs, along with certain certifications.
A US person requires a Social Security Number (SSN) for several purposes such as filing a tax return, applying for a US Passport, and opening a bank account.