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Irs Amended Return Form

Irs amended return form Publication 54 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Future Developments What's New Reminders IntroductionOrdering forms and publications. Irs amended return form Tax questions. Irs amended return form Future Developments For the latest information about developments related to Publication 54, such as legislation enacted after it was published, go to www. Irs amended return form irs. Irs amended return form gov/pub54. Irs amended return form What's New Exclusion amount. Irs amended return form  The maximum foreign earned income exclusion is adjusted annually for inflation. Irs amended return form For 2013, the maximum exclusion has increased to $97,600. Irs amended return form See Limit on Excludable Amount under Foreign Earned Income Exclusion in chapter 4. Irs amended return form Housing expenses — base amount. Irs amended return form  The computation of the base housing amount (line 32 of Form 2555) is tied to the maximum foreign earned income exclusion. Irs amended return form 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. Irs amended return form For 2013, this amount is $42. Irs amended return form 78 per day ($15,616 per year). Irs amended return form See Housing Amount under Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction in chapter 4. Irs amended return form Housing expenses — maximum amount. Irs amended return form  The amount of qualified housing expenses eligible for the housing exclusion and housing deduction has changed for some locations. Irs amended return form See Limit on housing expenses under Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction in chapter 4. Irs amended return form Filing requirements. Irs amended return form  Generally, the amount of income you can receive before you must file an income tax return has increased. Irs amended return form These amounts are shown in chapter 1 under Filing Requirements . Irs amended return form Self-employment tax rate. Irs amended return form  For 2013, the self-employment tax rate of 13. Irs amended return form 3% has increased to 15. Irs amended return form 3%. Irs amended return form 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. Irs amended return form All net earnings are subject to the Medicare part of the tax. Irs amended return form For more information, see chapter 3. Irs amended return form IRA limitations for 2013. Irs amended return form . Irs amended return form  The 2013 contribution limit to an IRA has increased to $5,500 ($6,500 if age 50 or older). Irs amended return form 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)). Irs amended return form 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. Irs amended return form See the Instructions for Form 1040 or the Instructions for Form 1040A for details and exceptions. Irs amended return form Reminders Figuring tax on income not excluded. Irs amended return form  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. Irs amended return form 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. Irs amended return form If you must attach Form 6251 to your return, use the Foreign Earned Income Tax Worksheet provided in the Instructions for Form 6251. Irs amended return form Form 8938. Irs amended return form  If you had foreign financial assets in 2013, you may have to file Form 8938 with your return. Irs amended return form See Form 8938 in chapter 1. Irs amended return form Change of address. Irs amended return form  If you change your home mailing address, notify the Internal Revenue Service using Form 8822, Change of Address. Irs amended return form If you are changing your business address, use Form 8822-B, Change of Address or Responsible Party—Business. Irs amended return form Photographs of missing children. Irs amended return form  The Internal Revenue Service is a proud partner with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Irs amended return form Photographs of missing children selected by the Center may appear in this publication on pages that would otherwise be blank. Irs amended return form 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. Irs amended return form Introduction This publication discusses special tax rules for U. Irs amended return form S. Irs amended return form citizens and resident aliens who work abroad or who have income earned in foreign countries. Irs amended return form If you are a U. Irs amended return form S. Irs amended return form citizen or resident alien, your worldwide income generally is subject to U. Irs amended return form S. Irs amended return form income tax, regardless of where you are living. Irs amended return form Also, you are subject to the same income tax filing requirements that apply to U. Irs amended return form S. Irs amended return form citizens or resident aliens living in the United States. Irs amended return form Expatriation tax provisions apply to U. Irs amended return form S. Irs amended return form citizens who have renounced their citizenship and long-term residents who have ended their residency. Irs amended return form These provisions are discussed in chapter 4 of Publication 519, U. Irs amended return form S. Irs amended return form Tax Guide for Aliens. Irs amended return form Resident alien. Irs amended return form   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. Irs amended return form Green card test. Irs amended return form You are a U. Irs amended return form S. Irs amended return form resident if you were a lawful permanent resident of the United States at any time during the calendar year. Irs amended return form This is known as the green card test because resident aliens hold immigrant visas (also known as green cards). Irs amended return form Substantial presence test. Irs amended return form You are considered a U. Irs amended return form S. Irs amended return form resident if you meet the substantial presence test for the calendar year. Irs amended return form 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. Irs amended return form Example. Irs amended return form You were physically present in the United States on 120 days in each of the years 2011, 2012, and 2013. Irs amended return form 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). Irs amended return form Because the total for the 3-year period is 180 days, you are not considered a resident under the substantial presence test for 2013. Irs amended return form   For more information on resident and nonresident status, the tests for residence, and the exceptions to them, see Publication 519. Irs amended return form Filing information. Irs amended return form    Chapter 1 contains general filing information, such as: Whether you must file a U. Irs amended return form S. Irs amended return form 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. Irs amended return form S. Irs amended return form resident, and Whether you must pay estimated tax. Irs amended return form Withholding tax. Irs amended return form    Chapter 2 discusses the withholding of income, social security, and Medicare taxes from the pay of U. Irs amended return form S. Irs amended return form citizens and resident aliens. Irs amended return form Self-employment tax. Irs amended return form    Chapter 3 discusses who must pay self-employment tax. Irs amended return form Foreign earned income exclusion and housing exclusion and deduction. Irs amended return form    Chapter 4 discusses income tax benefits that apply if you meet certain requirements while living abroad. Irs amended return form You may qualify to treat up to $97,600 of your income as not taxable by the United States. Irs amended return form 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. Irs amended return form These benefits are called the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing deduction and exclusion. Irs amended return form   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. Irs amended return form These rules are explained in chapter 4. Irs amended return form   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. Irs amended return form Exemptions, deductions, and credits. Irs amended return form    Chapter 5 discusses exemptions, deductions, and credits you may be able to claim on your return. Irs amended return form These are generally the same as if you were living in the United States. Irs amended return form 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. Irs amended return form 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. Irs amended return form Tax treaty benefits. Irs amended return form    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. Irs amended return form It also explains how to get copies of tax treaties. Irs amended return form How to get tax help. Irs amended return form    Chapter 7 is an explanation of how to get information and assistance from the IRS. Irs amended return form Questions and answers. Irs amended return form   Frequently asked questions and answers to those questions are presented in the back of the publication. Irs amended return form Comments and suggestions. Irs amended return form   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Irs amended return form   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Tax Forms and Publications Division 1111 Constitution Ave. Irs amended return form NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Irs amended return form Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Irs amended return form   You can send us comments from www. Irs amended return form irs. Irs amended return form gov/formspubs/. 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International Services

If you are a taxpayer who lives outside the United States, the IRS has full-time permanent staff in 4 U.S. embassies and consulates. These offices have tax forms and publications, can help you with account problems, and answer your questions about notices and bills. You can reach these offices at the following telephone numbers, which include country or city codes if you are outside the local dialing area.

Taxpayers with specific individual or business account questions should contact the International Taxpayer Service Call Center by phone or fax. The International Call Center is operational Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Time):
Tel: 267-941-1000 (not toll-free)
Fax: 267-941-1055

If you are a tax professional or software provider calling about an e-file issue and it is not account related, please contact the e-help office in Austin at 512-416-7750 (not toll-free). Assistors are available Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Central time).

City Address Phone/FAX
Frankfurt U. S. Consulate
Internal Revenue Service
Frankfurt
Giessener Str. 30
60435 Frankfurt am Main
Germany

Walk-in assistance by appointment only
Tuesdays 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Call (49)(69) 7535-3811 to request an appointment.
 

Phone Service
Tel: [49] (69) 7535-3823 
Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.

London U. S. Embassy
London  
Internal Revenue Service
24/31 Grosvenor Square
London W1A 1AE  
United Kingdom
Walk-in assistance
Tuesday through Thursday
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
 
Phone Service
Tel: [44] (207) 894-0477
Monday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.
Fax [44] (207) 495-4224
Paris U. S. Embassy Paris
Internal Revenue Service
2 Avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08 
France
Walk-in assistance 
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Phone Service
Tel: [33] (1) 4312-2555
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fax: [33] (1) 4312-2303
E-mail: irs.paris@irs.gov
Beijing U.S. Embassy Beijing
Internal Revenue Service
No. 55 Anjialou Road,
Beijing 100600 
Peoples Republic of China
 

Walk-in assistance by appointment only.
Wednesdays 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Call or e-mail to request an appointment.

 

Phone Service
Tel: [86] (10) 8531-3983
Fax: [86] (10) 8531-4287
E-mail: irs.beijing@irs.gov

Puerto Rico  

The IRS offices listed can answer your federal income tax questions, help with account and refund problems and assist with the preparation of current and prior year tax returns.

IRS trained volunteers are also available at some embassy/consulate locations. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact one of our IRS offices.

Individual taxpayers located outside the U.S. may also contact the IRS by mail at:

            Internal Revenue Service
            International Accounts
            Philadelphia, PA 19255-0725

Business taxpayers located outside the U.S. may also contact the IRS by mail at:

            Internal Revenue Service
            International Accounts         
            Ogden, UT 84201-0038

Residents of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands may contact the IRS toll free at 1-800-829-1040. (Hours of Operation are 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Monday - Friday).

Other items of potential interest:

International Taxpayer Advocate:
To request Taxpayer Advocate help, call:

Worldwide: Puerto Rico office:
Tel: (Spanish) 787-622-8930, (English) 787-622-8940 
FAX: 787-622-8933
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