Can I Claim the Child Tax Refund with Form 2555?

With Form 2555, you cannot claim the Additional Child Tax Credit refund. However, with Form 1116, you can. Here at MyExpatTaxes, our ...

Can I Contribute to My IRA If Taxable Compensation is Excluded?

You cannot contribute to your IRA if almost all your taxable compensation is excluded via Foreign Earned Income Exclusion/Form 2555. [Remember, Form ...

Taxable Income

The end result of a quite complicated math equation (we handle this for you!) to understand how much of your gross income ...

Exemption

Like dinosaurs, these use to exist but no longer do in 2018! In 2017 and prior, you would get an additional "buffer" ...

Deduction

The IRS provides a standard deduction (i.e. up to that amount of gross income is tax-free) or you can itemize expenses to ...

Filing Status

Single self-explanatory Head of Household: you have a qualifying dependent and are not marriedOR you are married to a non U.S. citizen ...

Earned Income Credit

A tax credit for certain people who work, meet certain requirements, and have earned income under a specified limit. This credit is ...

Foreign Financial Accounts

Any financial account (bank, pension, investment vehicle, etc.) that is located outside of the U.S. Was this Article helpful? Let us know ...

What is the Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedure?

Freaking out because you didn't know you had to file your US taxes abroad? The Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedure allows you to ...

How do I know if my tax return got approved by the IRS?

There are 3 ways on how you can check if your tax return was successfully approved by the IRS. The first thing ...

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