Filing and IRS Requirements and for US Citizens and Alien Residents Living Abroad:
Are you an Expat? I have been one for more than a year now and serving my income tax clients remotely. Would be expats have questions about income taxes before they move. Below is a post from the IRS providing some useful information.
Tax Help – What Do You Need to do? See this from the IRS for help to Americans Living Abroad.
Reaching Out to Americans Abroad
Notice also this information from Publication 4732 regarding when you must file your tax return by and when your taxes are due:
“Filing Deadlines – U.S. income tax returns are due on April 15th. If you reside overseas, however, you are given an automatic two month extension to file. Any tax due though, must be paid by April 15th to avoid paying interest and, possibly, penalties. This also applies if you are in military service on duty outside the United States and Puerto Rico, except if you are serving in a combat zone.
Note: Payments are not considered received until the date of actual receipt by the IRS, not the postmark date.”
(In 2011 the deadline has been moved to April 18th.)
I have a virtual service available so you can send me your tax information no matter where you are in the world as long as you have access to the internet or to a fax machine. Even if you can mail your information to the US I can help you prepare your tax returns. For more information about how you can get your tax information to me see this post: Client Portal
To have an experienced CPA and fellow Expat help you prepare your tax returns and help you reach your goals contact me at the phone number below.
Jeff Haywood, CPA
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As always keep in mind that the content provide on this site is general in nature and may or may not apply to your particular case. It is best to check with a tax professional about your circumstances and what is best for you personally. Also, IRS regulations and tax laws are constantly changing and the information on this site is not constantly updated. Again please check with me about your particular circumstances and what will be best in your situation at the given time and law.
This article was written by Jeff Haywood, CPA.
Jeff is a licensed CPA in both Texas and Illinois.
He has prepared income tax returns for the public for over 10 years.
He also has an MBA in Finance from Loyola University in Chicago and he has 24 years experience in Corporate Finance and Business Analysis.