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Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes for 2012 6) I am a U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 citizen who has retired, and I expect to remain in a foreign country. Free taxes for 2012 Do I have any further U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 tax obligations? Your U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 tax obligation on your income is the same as that of a retired person living in the United States. Free taxes for 2012 (See the discussion on filing requirements in chapter 1 of this publication. Free taxes for 2012 ) U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Free taxes for 2012 See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Free taxes for 2012 Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 taxation. Free taxes for 2012 Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Free taxes for 2012 The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Free taxes for 2012 Generally, only U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Free taxes for 2012 However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Free taxes for 2012 Yes. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 Yes. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes for 2012 7) I have been a bona fide resident of a foreign country for over 5 years. Free taxes for 2012 Is it necessary for me to pay estimated tax? U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 taxpayers overseas have the same requirements for paying estimated tax as those in the United States. Free taxes for 2012 See the discussion under Estimated Tax in chapter 1. Free taxes for 2012 Overseas taxpayers should not include in their estimated income any income they receive that is, or will be, exempt from U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 taxation. Free taxes for 2012 Overseas taxpayers can deduct their estimated housing deduction in figuring their estimated tax. Free taxes for 2012 The first installment of estimated tax is due on April 15 of the year for which the income is earned. Free taxes for 2012 Generally, only U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Free taxes for 2012 However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Free taxes for 2012 Yes. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 Yes. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes for 2012 8) Will a check payable in foreign currency be acceptable in payment of my U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 tax? Generally, only U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 currency is acceptable for payment of income tax. Free taxes for 2012 However, if you are a Fulbright grantee, see Fulbright Grant in chapter 1. Free taxes for 2012 Yes. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 Yes. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes for 2012 9) I have met the test for physical presence in a foreign country and am filing returns for 2 years. Free taxes for 2012 Must I file a separate Form 2555 (or Form 2555-EZ) with each return? Yes. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 Yes. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes for 2012 10) Does a Form 2555 (or 2555-EZ) with a Schedule C or Form W-2 attached constitute a return? No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 Yes. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes for 2012 11) On Form 2350, Application for Extension of Time To File U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 Income Tax Return, I stated that I would qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the physical presence test. Free taxes for 2012 If I qualify under the bona fide residence test, can I file my return on that basis? Yes. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 You are not bound by the test indicated in the application for extension of time. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes for 2012 12) I am a U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 citizen who worked in the United States for 6 months last year. Free taxes for 2012 I accepted employment overseas in July of last year and expect to qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 This allows you to file only once and saves you from paying the tax and waiting for a refund. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 File the late returns as soon as possible, stating your reason for filing late. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes for 2012 13) I am a U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 citizen. Free taxes for 2012 I have lived abroad for a number of years and recently realized that I should have been filing U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 income tax returns. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 I paid all outstanding taxes with the return. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 A return filed before the due date is considered filed on the due date. Free taxes for 2012 2. Free taxes for 2012 Meeting the Requirements of Either the Bona Fide Residence Test or the Physical Presence Test . Free taxes for 2012 1) I recently came to Country X to work for the Orange Tractor Co. Free taxes for 2012 and I expect to be here for 5 or 6 years. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 Is this correct? . Free taxes 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? . Free taxes 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? . Free taxes for 2012 4) I am a U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 citizen and during 2012 was a bona fide resident of Country X. Free taxes for 2012 On January 15, 2013, I was notified that I was to be assigned to Country Y. Free taxes for 2012 I was recalled to New York for 90 days orientation and then went to Country Y, where I have been since. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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? . Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 Can I figure the exclusion for the period I resided abroad? . Free taxes 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? . Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 However, I was reassigned back to the United States and left Country Z on July 1 of this year. Free taxes for 2012 Can I exclude any of my foreign earned income? . Free taxes for 2012 1) I recently came to Country X to work for the Orange Tractor Co. Free taxes for 2012 and I expect to be here for 5 or 6 years. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 Is this correct? Not necessarily. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 ” If, like most U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes for 2012 Uninterrupted refers to the bona fide residence proper and not to the physical presence of the individual. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 tax. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes for 2012 Uninterrupted refers to the bona fide residence proper and not to the physical presence of the individual. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 tax. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 Uninterrupted refers to the bona fide residence proper and not to the physical presence of the individual. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 tax. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes for 2012 4) I am a U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 citizen and during 2012 was a bona fide resident of Country X. Free taxes for 2012 On January 15, 2013, I was notified that I was to be assigned to Country Y. Free taxes for 2012 I was recalled to New York for 90 days orientation and then went to Country Y, where I have been since. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 tax. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 Can I figure the exclusion for the period I resided abroad? No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 tax. Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 . Free taxes 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. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 However, I was reassigned back to the United States and left Country Z on July 1 of this year. Free taxes for 2012 Can I exclude any of my foreign earned income? No. Free taxes 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. Free taxes for 2012 3. Free taxes for 2012 Foreign Earned Income . Free taxes for 2012 1) I am an employee of the U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 Government working abroad. Free taxes for 2012 Can all or part of my government income earned abroad qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion? . Free taxes for 2012 2) I qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion under the bona fide residence test. Free taxes for 2012 Does my foreign earned income include my U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 dividends and the interest I receive on a foreign bank account? . Free taxes for 2012 3) My company pays my foreign income tax on my foreign earnings. Free taxes for 2012 Is this taxable compensation? . Free taxes for 2012 4) I live in an apartment in a foreign city for which my employer pays the rent. Free taxes 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)? . Free taxes for 2012 5) My U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 employer pays my salary into my U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 bank account. Free taxes for 2012 Is this income considered earned in the United States or is it considered foreign earned income? . Free taxes for 2012 6) What is considered a foreign country? . Free taxes for 2012 7) What is the source of earned income? . Free taxes for 2012 1) I am an employee of the U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 Government working abroad. Free taxes for 2012 Can all or part of my government income earned abroad qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion? No. Free taxes for 2012 The foreign earned income exclusion applies to your foreign earned income. Free taxes for 2012 Amounts paid by the United States or its agencies to their employees are not treated, for this purpose, as foreign earned income. Free taxes for 2012 No. Free taxes for 2012 The only income that is foreign earned income is income from the performance of personal services abroad. Free taxes for 2012 Investment income is not earned income. Free taxes for 2012 However, you must include it in gross income reported on your Form 1040. Free taxes for 2012 Yes. Free taxes for 2012 The amount is compensation for services performed. Free taxes 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). Free taxes for 2012 You must include in income the fair market value (FMV) of the facility provided, where it is provided. Free taxes for 2012 This will usually be the rent your employer pays. Free taxes for 2012 Situations when the FMV is not included in income are discussed in chapter 4 under Exclusion of Meals and Lodging. Free taxes for 2012 If you performed the services to earn this salary outside the United States, your salary is considered earned abroad. Free taxes for 2012 It does not matter that you are paid by a U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 employer or that your salary is deposited in a U. Free taxes for 2012 S. Free taxes for 2012 bank account in the United States. Free taxes for 2012 The source of salary, wages, commissions, and other personal service income is the place where you perform the services. Free taxes 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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Free taxes for 2012 29. Free taxes for 2012   Límite sobre Deducciones Detalladas Table of Contents Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: ¿Está Usted Sujeto al Límite? ¿Qué Deducciones Detalladas Están Limitadas? ¿Qué Deducciones Detalladas no Están Limitadas? ¿Cómo se Calcula el Límite?Ejemplo Introduction Este capítulo trata del límite general sobre las deducciones detalladas en el Anexo A (Formulario 1040). Free taxes for 2012 Los temas abarcan: Quién está sujeto al límite. Free taxes for 2012 Qué deducciones detalladas están limitadas. Free taxes for 2012 Cómo calcular el límite. Free taxes for 2012 Useful Items - You may want to see: Formulario (e Instrucciones) Anexo A (Formulario 1040) Itemized Deductions (Deducciones detalladas), en inglés. Free taxes for 2012 ¿Está Usted Sujeto al Límite? Si tiene ingresos brutos ajustados (AGI, por sus siglas en inglés) de más de $300,000, si es casado que presenta la declaración conjunta o viudo calificado, $275,000, si es cabeza de familia, $250,000, si es soltero o $150,000, si es casado que presenta la declaración por separado, está sujeto al límite sobre determinadas deducciones detalladas. Free taxes for 2012 El ingreso bruto ajustado (AGI) es la cantidad de la línea 38 (Formulario 1040). Free taxes for 2012 ¿Qué Deducciones Detalladas Están Limitadas? Las siguientes deducciones del Anexo A (Formulario 1040) están sujetas al límite general sobre las deducciones detalladas: Impuestos pagados —línea 9. Free taxes for 2012 Intereses pagados —líneas 10,11,12 y 13. Free taxes for 2012 Donaciones a organizaciones caritativas —línea 19. Free taxes for 2012 Gastos laborales y determinadas deducciones misceláneas —línea 27. Free taxes for 2012 Otras deducciones misceláneas —línea 28, excluyendo pérdidas por apuestas y juegos de azar y por hecho fortuito o robo. Free taxes for 2012 ¿Qué Deducciones Detalladas no Están Limitadas? Las siguientes deducciones del Anexo A (Formulario 1040) no están sujetas al límite general sobre las deducciones detalladas. Free taxes for 2012 Sin embargo, igualmente están sujetas a otros límites aplicables. Free taxes for 2012 Gastos médicos y dentales —línea 4. Free taxes for 2012 Gastos de intereses de inversión —línea 14. Free taxes for 2012 Pérdidas por hecho fortuito y robo de bienes de uso personal —línea 20. Free taxes for 2012 Pérdidas por hecho fortuito y robo de bienes que generan ingresos —línea 28. Free taxes for 2012 Pérdidas por apuestas y juegos de azar —línea 28. Free taxes for 2012 ¿Cómo se Calcula el Límite? Si las deducciones detalladas están sujetas al límite, el total de todas sus deducciones detalladas es reducido por la cantidad menor de uno de: el 80% de las deducciones detalladas afectadas por el límite. Free taxes for 2012 Vea ¿Qué Deducciones Detalladas Están Limitadas? , anteriormente o el 3% de la cantidad por la cual los ingresos brutos ajustados sobrepasen $300,000, si es casado que presenta la declaración conjunta o viudo calificado, $275,000, si es cabeza de familia, $250,000, si es soltero o $150,000, si es casado que presenta la declaración por separado. Free taxes for 2012 Antes de calcular el límite general sobre las deducciones detalladas, primero tiene que llenar las líneas 1 a 28 del Anexo A (Formulario 1040), incluyendo todo formulario afín (tal como el Formulario 2106, el Formulario 4684, etc. Free taxes for 2012 ) El límite general sobre las deducciones detalladas se calcula después de haberse aplicado cualquier otro límite sobre la asignación de alguna deducción detallada. Free taxes for 2012 Estos límites adicionales abarcan los límites sobre donaciones caritativas (capítulo 24), el límite sobre determinados gastos de comida y entretenimiento (capítulo 26) y el límite del 2% de los ingresos brutos ajustados sobre determinadas deducciones misceláneas (capítulo 28). Free taxes for 2012 Hoja de trabajo de deducciones detalladas. Free taxes for 2012   Después de completar hasta la línea 28, inclusive, del Anexo A (Formulario 1040), puede utilizar la Itemized Deductions Worksheet (Hoja de trabajo de las deducciones detalladas), en las Instrucciones del Anexo A (Formulario 1040) para calcular el límite. Free taxes for 2012 Anote el resultado en la línea 29 del Anexo A (Formulario 1040). Free taxes for 2012 Guarde la hoja de trabajo con su documentación. Free taxes for 2012 Debe comparar la cantidad de la deducción estándar con la cantidad de las deducciones detalladas después de aplicar el límite. Free taxes for 2012 Utilice la cantidad mayor cuando complete la línea 40 (Formulario 1040). Free taxes for 2012 Vea el capítulo 20 para información sobre cómo calcular la deducción estándar. Free taxes for 2012 Ejemplo Para el año tributario 2013, Guillermo y Teresa Valdez presentan la declaración conjunta en el Formulario 1040. Free taxes for 2012 Tienen ingresos brutos ajustados de $325,500 en la línea 38. Free taxes for 2012 Las deducciones detalladas de su Anexo A son las siguientes: Impuestos pagados —línea 9   $ 17,900 Intereses pagados —líneas 10,11,12 y 13   45,000 Gasto de intereses de inversión  —línea 14   41,000 Donaciones a organizaciones caritativas —línea 19   21,000 Gastos laborales —línea 27   17,240 Total   $142,140       La deducción por gastos de intereses de inversión de los Valdez ($41,000 de la línea 14 del Anexo A (Formulario 1040) no está sujeta al límite general de las deducciones detalladas. Free taxes for 2012 Los Valdez utilizan la Itemized Deductions Worksheet (Hoja de trabajo de las deducciones detalladas), en las Instrucciones del Anexo A (Formulario 1040) para calcular el límite general. Free taxes for 2012 Del total de las deducciones detalladas de $142,140, los Valdez pueden deducir sólo $141,375 ($142,140 - $765). Free taxes for 2012 Anotan $141,375 en la línea 29 del Anexo A (Formulario 1040). 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