The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion is an IRS exemption that expats can claim when they file their federal tax return that allows them to exclude the first around $100,000 of their earned income from US taxation.

Foreign Earned Income Exclusion News

The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion can only be used to exclude earned income. To claim it, expats must also meet IRS criteria to prove that they live abroad. Whether it’s the best exemption to claim depends on each expat’s circumstances.

Taxes for Expats – Is Foreign Income Tax Exempt?

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When Americans move abroad, they are usually more focused on the adventure ahead than on getting to grips with US tax rules for expats. In fact, many assume that their foreign income is tax exempt. It’s counter-intuitive, in a way, that US expats are required to file US taxes from abroad, declaring their worldwide income. […]

Is There an Overseas Tax Exemption for US Expats?

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Many expats are surprised or even shocked when they discover that they have to file US taxes from abroad. They may be paying foreign taxes where they live already, and anyway no other country (except Eritrea) requires expats to continue filing if they move abroad. While the US has tax treaties with over 100 other […]

Taxes for US Expats – What Income is Foreign Earned?

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American expats are still required to file US taxes from abroad. This is because the US taxes based on citizenship, rather than on residence like most other countries. While the tax treaties that the US has with around 100 other countries don’t alleviate expats from having to pay US taxes, the IRS has put in […]