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Filing Your US Tax Return

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Your worldwide income is subject to U.S income tax, regardless of where you reside.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) advises that many U.S. citizens and resident aliens living outside the United States can use IRS Free File software to prepare and file federal tax returns electronically. Please refer to www.irs.gov/freefile and to the information on the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov/regarding filing taxes. The ACS Unit also maintains a supply of federal tax forms and instruction booklets.  We cannot provide tax advice.

For information on Combating Fraud, Waste and Abuse in Federal Tax Administration see: http://travel.state.gov/travel/living/living_1234.html#fraud

For more information, see More Overseas Tax Information or contact the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

Questions?
Email: hydacs@state.gov