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The IRS website has a large amount of useful information for overseas taxpayers. It is surprisingly comprehensive. Americans abroad preparing their tax returns will find these links especially useful.


Official publications:


ADCI Outreach Overseas Filing Guidelines (IRS Assistant Deputy Commissioner--International  pdf slide show, May 2016)


IRS Tax Tip 2016-49: Reporting Foreign Income: Eight Tax Tips from the IRS (March 2016)


Preparing for the 2015 Tax Filing Season (US State Department message, Jan 2016)


Tax Responsibilities of US Citizens and Resident Aliens Living Abroad (Taxpayer Advocate Service, May 2016)


IRS International Tax Index (Dec. 2015)


IRS Publication 54, Tax Guide for US Citizens and Residents Abroad provides a general overview of tax filing regulations affecting Americans resident abroad. The IRS has also published a specific webpage for international taxpayers (For the 2015 tax year)

Publication 54 in pdf format


U.S. Government Civilian Employees Stationed Abroad (Publication 516, Updated September 2015)


IRS video presentations for taxpayers abroad (June 2015)


IRS Reminds Those with Foreign Assets of U.S. Tax Obligations (Updated February 2016)


Some exceptions to FATCA reporting rules (Updated March 2016) (Updated Oct. 2015) (Updated Nov. 2015) (Updated Feb. 2016)


IRS info for U.S. citizens and resident aliens abroad (Updated Feb. 2016)


Tips for U.S. Taxpayers with Foreign Income (Updated December 2014)


Determination of Housing Cost Amounts Eligible for Exclusion or Deduction for 2015 [under Section 911(a)]. IRS Notice 2015-33. (Valid as of Jan. 1, 2015)


What You Should Know about the Additional Medicare Tax. IRS Tax Tip 2014-54 (Updated May 2015) Another IRS tax tip – related to the 0.9% additional Medicare Tax – which would affect self-employed Americans abroad


Four Things to Know about Net Investment Income Tax [NIIT]. IRS Tax Tip 2014-48 (Updated November 2014)



Additional Filing Information from ACA:


US Taxes Abroad for Dummies--basic information about filing from abroad (tax year 2015, filing in 2016) 


ID theft and US taxes


The IRS announces new "streamlined" procedures (June 2014)


Comparison of FATCA and FBAR rules (Updated March 2015)


International Tax Treaties (Treaty list updated February 2015)


Non-American Spouse: Claiming Spousal Exemption (Updated July 2012)


Non-American Spouse: US Tax Implications (Updated September 2014)


Taxation of Social Security Benefits (Updated March 2014)


Another New Tax Form for Americans Abroad (due to the Affordable Care Act)


Delinquent FBAR and Tax Filing Penalties


This ACA webpage and links were updated in June 2016