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Our mission is to help you file your tax return. We are located in Germany and our services are aimed mainly, but not only, at U.S. citizens and residents living abroad.

The most common question is “Do I have to file?”
If you are a U.S. citizen or green card holder even living abroad you are still required to file a tax return and report on your WORLDWIDE INCOME, unless your gross income is less than the limit defined by the filing requirements. Please check “Filing requirements”.
Worldwide income includes:
 - Earned income: salaries and wages, commissions, bonuses, professional fees, non-cash payments, allowances and reimbursements.
 - Unearned Income: Dividends, capital gains, gambling winnings and alimony.
 - Other Income: Business profits, pensions, annuities, rents and royalties.
 Income must be reported even if it is earned or received in a foreign country, paid in foreign currency or subject to foreign tax.
  Living outside U.S.A. gives you an automatic two months extension i.e. you have to file your tax return until June 15. However, please note that if you owe taxes to avoid paying interest any tax due should be paid until April 17.
Generally speaking the rules are the same as living in USA. However, you may qualify to exclude from your foreign earned income a certain amount. ($104,100 for tax year 2018) and you can exclude or deduct certain foreign housing expenses. To take advantage of the exclusion your tax home must be a foreign country, you must have a foreign earned income and you must qualify for a bona fide residency or be physically present in a foreign country for at least 330 days during any period of 12 consecutive months.Please note that any other income that is not an earned income, for example from interest, dividends, stocks, rental property etc. is taxable. 

 

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Important notes

 

The filing end date in 2019 for taxpayers living in USA is April 15. If you live abroad the deadline is June 15, with the option of extending until October 15.
However if you owe taxes the due date for paying them is April 15!