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Filing taxes when unemployed Publication 54 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Filing taxes when unemployed Tax questions. Filing taxes when unemployed Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 54, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Filing taxes when unemployed irs. Filing taxes when unemployed gov/pub54. Filing taxes when unemployed What's New Exclusion amount. Filing taxes when unemployed  The maximum foreign earned income exclusion is adjusted annually for inflation. Filing taxes when unemployed For 2013, the maximum exclusion has increased to $97,600. Filing taxes when unemployed See Limit on Excludable Amount under Foreign Earned Income Exclusion in chapter 4. Filing taxes when unemployed Housing expenses — base amount. Filing taxes when unemployed  The computation of the base housing amount (line 32 of Form 2555) is tied to the maximum foreign earned income exclusion. Filing taxes when unemployed The amount is 16 percent of the exclusion amount (computed on a daily basis), multiplied by the number of days in your qualifying period that fall within your 2013 tax year. Filing taxes when unemployed For 2013, this amount is $42. Filing taxes when unemployed 78 per day ($15,616 per year). Filing taxes when unemployed See Housing Amount under Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction in chapter 4. Filing taxes when unemployed Housing expenses — maximum amount. Filing taxes when unemployed  The amount of qualified housing expenses eligible for the housing exclusion and housing deduction has changed for some locations. Filing taxes when unemployed See Limit on housing expenses under Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction in chapter 4. Filing taxes when unemployed Filing requirements. Filing taxes when unemployed  Generally, the amount of income you can receive before you must file an income tax return has increased. Filing taxes when unemployed These amounts are shown in chapter 1 under Filing Requirements . Filing taxes when unemployed Self-employment tax rate. Filing taxes when unemployed  For 2013, the self-employment tax rate of 13. Filing taxes when unemployed 3% has increased to 15. Filing taxes when unemployed 3%. Filing taxes when unemployed The maximum amount of net earnings from self-employment that is subject to the social security part of the self-employment tax has increased to $113,700. Filing taxes when unemployed All net earnings are subject to the Medicare part of the tax. Filing taxes when unemployed For more information, see chapter 3. Filing taxes when unemployed IRA limitations for 2013. Filing taxes when unemployed . Filing taxes when unemployed  The 2013 contribution limit to an IRA has increased to $5,500 ($6,500 if age 50 or older). Filing taxes when unemployed You may be able to take an IRA deduction if you were covered by a retirement plan and your 2013 modified adjusted gross income (AGI) is less than $69,000 ($115,000 if married filing jointly or a qualifying widow(er)). Filing taxes when unemployed If your spouse was covered by a retirement plan, but you were not, you may be able to take an IRA deduction if your 2013 modified AGI is less than $188,000. Filing taxes when unemployed See the Instructions for Form 1040 or the Instructions for Form 1040A for details and exceptions. Filing taxes when unemployed Reminders Figuring tax on income not excluded. Filing taxes when unemployed  If you claim the foreign earned income exclusion, the housing exclusion, or both, you must figure the tax on your nonexcluded income using the tax rates that would have applied had you not claimed the exclusions. Filing taxes when unemployed See the Instructions for Form 1040 and complete the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet to figure the amount of tax to enter on Form 1040, line 44. Filing taxes when unemployed If you must attach Form 6251 to your return, use the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet provided in the Instructions for Form 6251. Filing taxes when unemployed Form 8938. Filing taxes when unemployed  If you had foreign financial assets in 2013, you may have to file Form 8938 with your return. Filing taxes when unemployed See Form 8938 in chapter 1. Filing taxes when unemployed Change of address. Filing taxes when unemployed  If you change your home mailing address, notify the Internal Revenue Service using Form 8822, Change of Address. Filing taxes when unemployed If you are changing your business address, use Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party—Business. Filing taxes when unemployed Photographs of missing children. Filing taxes when unemployed  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Filing taxes when unemployed Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Filing taxes when unemployed You can help bring these children home by looking at the photographs and calling 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) if you recognize a child. Filing taxes when unemployed Introduction This publication discusses special tax rules for U. Filing taxes when unemployed S. Filing taxes when unemployed citizens and resident aliens who work abroad or who have income earned in foreign countries. Filing taxes when unemployed If you are a U. Filing taxes when unemployed S. Filing taxes when unemployed citizen or resident alien, your worldwide income generally is subject to U. Filing taxes when unemployed S. Filing taxes when unemployed income tax, regardless of where you are living. Filing taxes when unemployed Also, you are subject to the same income tax filing requirements that apply to U. Filing taxes when unemployed S. Filing taxes when unemployed citizens or resident aliens living in the United States. Filing taxes when unemployed Expatriation tax provisions apply to U. Filing taxes when unemployed S. Filing taxes when unemployed citizens who have renounced their citizenship and long-term residents who have ended their residency. Filing taxes when unemployed These provisions are discussed in chapter 4 of Publication 519, U. Filing taxes when unemployed S. Filing taxes when unemployed Tax Guide for Aliens. Filing taxes when unemployed Resident alien. Filing taxes when unemployed   A resident alien is an individual who is not a citizen or national of the United States and who meets either the green card test or the substantial presence test for the calendar year. Filing taxes when unemployed Green card test. Filing taxes when unemployed You are a U. Filing taxes when unemployed S. Filing taxes when unemployed resident if you were a lawful permanent resident of the United States at any time during the calendar year. Filing taxes when unemployed This is known as the green card test because resident aliens hold immigrant visas (also known as green cards). Filing taxes when unemployed Substantial presence test. Filing taxes when unemployed You are considered a U. Filing taxes when unemployed S. Filing taxes when unemployed resident if you meet the substantial presence test for the calendar year. Filing taxes when unemployed To meet this test, you must be physically present in the United States on at least: 31 days during the current calendar year, and A total of 183 days during the current year and the 2 preceding years, counting all the days of physical presence in the current year, but only 1/3 the number of days of presence in the first preceding year, and only 1/6 the number of days in the second preceding year. Filing taxes when unemployed Example. Filing taxes when unemployed You were physically present in the United States on 120 days in each of the years 2011, 2012, and 2013. Filing taxes when unemployed To determine if you meet the substantial presence test for 2013, count the full 120 days of presence in 2013, 40 days in 2012 (1/3 of 120), and 20 days in 2011 (1/6 of 120). Filing taxes when unemployed Because the total for the 3-year period is 180 days, you are not considered a resident under the substantial presence test for 2013. Filing taxes when unemployed   For more information on resident and nonresident status, the tests for residence, and the exceptions to them, see Publication 519. Filing taxes when unemployed Filing information. Filing taxes when unemployed    Chapter 1 contains general filing information, such as: Whether you must file a U. Filing taxes when unemployed S. Filing taxes when unemployed tax return, When and where to file your return, How to report your income if it is paid in foreign currency, How to treat a nonresident alien spouse as a U. Filing taxes when unemployed S. Filing taxes when unemployed resident, and Whether you must pay estimated tax. Filing taxes when unemployed Withholding tax. Filing taxes when unemployed    Chapter 2 discusses the withholding of income, social security, and Medicare taxes from the pay of U. Filing taxes when unemployed S. Filing taxes when unemployed citizens and resident aliens. Filing taxes when unemployed Self-employment tax. Filing taxes when unemployed    Chapter 3 discusses who must pay self-employment tax. Filing taxes when unemployed Foreign earned income exclusion and housing exclusion and deduction. Filing taxes when unemployed    Chapter 4 discusses income tax benefits that apply if you meet certain requirements while living abroad. Filing taxes when unemployed You may qualify to treat up to $97,600 of your income as not taxable by the United States. Filing taxes when unemployed You also may be able to either deduct part of your housing expenses from your income or treat a limited amount of income used for housing expenses as not taxable by the United States. Filing taxes when unemployed These benefits are called the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing deduction and exclusion. Filing taxes when unemployed   To qualify for either of the exclusions or the deduction, you must have a tax home in a foreign country and earn income from personal services performed in a foreign country. Filing taxes when unemployed These rules are explained in chapter 4. Filing taxes when unemployed   If you are going to exclude or deduct your income as discussed above, you must file Form 2555, Foreign Earned Income, or Form 2555-EZ, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. Filing taxes when unemployed Exemptions, deductions, and credits. Filing taxes when unemployed    Chapter 5 discusses exemptions, deductions, and credits you may be able to claim on your return. Filing taxes when unemployed These are generally the same as if you were living in the United States. Filing taxes when unemployed However, if you choose to exclude foreign earned income or housing amounts, you cannot deduct or exclude any item or take a credit for any item that is related to the amounts you exclude. Filing taxes when unemployed Among the topics discussed in chapter 5 are: Exemptions, Contributions to foreign organizations, Foreign moving expenses, Contributions to individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), and Foreign taxes. Filing taxes when unemployed Tax treaty benefits. Filing taxes when unemployed    Chapter 6 discusses some benefits that are common to most tax treaties and explains how to get help if you think you are not receiving a treaty benefit to which you are entitled. Filing taxes when unemployed It also explains how to get copies of tax treaties. Filing taxes when unemployed How to get tax help. Filing taxes when unemployed    Chapter 7 is an explanation of how to get information and assistance from the IRS. Filing taxes when unemployed Questions and answers. Filing taxes when unemployed   Frequently asked questions and answers to those questions are presented in the back of the publication. Filing taxes when unemployed Comments and suggestions. 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