What is the foreign earned income exclusion?
The foreign earned income exclusion is a tax benefit that allows U.S. citizens and residents working abroad to exclude up to $101,300 from their 2016 taxes.
U.S. citizens or green card holders living abroad can only exclude earned income in their foreign income exclusion, which includes salary, wages, and so on. So, if you are a retired expat living off income from Social Security, pension income, interest or dividends, you most likely won't qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion
There are some tests you must meet before you can claim the exclusion and that’s where we come in. We can help you determine whether you qualify for foreign earned income exclusion or not.
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