There are many complicated expat tax rules and tax breaks to consider when you file your U.S tax return. As an American expat living abroad, you might be asking do U.S. citizens have to pay taxes on foreign income?
As a U.S. citizen, you are still required to file a U.S. tax return if you meet the filing thresholds, but may not necessarily have to pay taxes on money earned overseas. You might qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion, or in countries where you pay local income tax, you may be able to claim a credit instead. These are just two examples of the many expat tax rules, so it could be helpful to work with an expat tax advisor to identify your unique tax obligations.
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