Form 673

Statement for Claiming Exemption from Withholding on Foreign Earned Income Eligible for the Exclusions(s) Provided by Section 911

Taxpayers file IRS form 673 with their U.S. employers to claim an exemption from U.S. income tax withholding on wages earned while living in a foreign country. The exemption applies to the maximum amount of excludible income through the foreign earned income exclusion and foreign housing exclusion for that tax year. Therefore, the employer would withhold the correct amount of federal income tax, if any, on the employee’s wages.

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