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Www mifastfile org Publication 516 - Main Content Table of Contents U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Tax ReturnFiling Information Foreign Bank Accounts U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government Payments Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Tax Treaty Benefits Allowances, Differentials, and Special Pay Other Income Deductions and Credits — Business Expenses Deductions and Credits — Nonbusiness Expenses Foreign Taxes Local (Foreign) Tax ReturnTax Treaty Benefits Other Agreements Double Withholding How To Get Tax HelpLow Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Www mifastfile org U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Tax Return Filing Information If you are a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizen or green card holder living or traveling outside the United States, you are generally required to file income tax returns in the same way as those residing in the United States. Www mifastfile org However, the special rules explained in the following discussions may apply to you. Www mifastfile org See also Tax Treaty Benefits, later. Www mifastfile org When To File and Pay Most individual tax returns cover a calendar year, January through December. Www mifastfile org The regular due date for these tax returns is April 15 of the following year. Www mifastfile org If April 15 falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday, your tax return is considered timely filed if it is filed by the next business day that is not a Saturday, Sunday, or legal holiday. Www mifastfile org If you get an extension, you are allowed additional time to file and, in some circumstances, pay your tax. Www mifastfile org You must pay interest on any tax not paid by the regular due date. Www mifastfile org Your return is considered filed on time if it is mailed from and officially postmarked in a foreign country on or before the due date (including extensions), or given to a designated international private delivery service before midnight of the last date prescribed for filing. Www mifastfile org See your tax form instructions for a list of private delivery services that have been designated by the IRS to meet this “timely mailing as timely filing/paying” rule for tax returns and payments. Www mifastfile org If your return is filed late, the postmark or delivery service date does not determine the date of filing. Www mifastfile org In that case, your return is considered filed when it is received by the IRS. Www mifastfile org Extensions You may be able to get an extension of time to file your return and pay your tax. Www mifastfile org Automatic 2-month extension. Www mifastfile org   You can get an automatic 2-month extension (to June 15, for a calendar year return) to file your return and pay your tax if you are a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizen or resident and, on the regular due date of your return, you are living outside the United States and Puerto Rico and your main place of business or post of duty is outside the United States and Puerto Rico. Www mifastfile org To get this extension, you must attach a statement to your return explaining how you qualified. Www mifastfile org You will owe interest on any tax not paid by the regular due date of your return. Www mifastfile org Married taxpayers. Www mifastfile org   If you file a joint return, either you or your spouse can qualify for the automatic extension. Www mifastfile org If you and your spouse file separate returns, the extension applies only to the spouse who qualifies. Www mifastfile org Additional extension. Www mifastfile org   You can apply for an additional extension of time to file your return by filing Form 4868. Www mifastfile org You must file Form 4868 by the due date for your income tax return. Www mifastfile org   Generally, you must file it by April 15. Www mifastfile org However, if you qualify for the automatic 2-month extension, you generally must file Form 4868 by June 15. Www mifastfile org Check the box on line 8 of Form 4868. Www mifastfile org Payment of tax. Www mifastfile org   You should estimate and pay any additional tax you owe when you file Form 4868 to avoid being charged a late-payment penalty. Www mifastfile org The late-payment penalty applies if, through withholding, etc. Www mifastfile org , you paid less than 90% of your actual tax liability by the original due date of your income tax return. Www mifastfile org Even if the late-payment penalty does not apply, you will be charged interest on any unpaid tax liability from the original due date of the return until the tax is paid. Www mifastfile org Electronic filing. Www mifastfile org   You can file for the additional extension by phone, using your home computer, or through a tax professional. Www mifastfile org See Form 4868 for more information. Www mifastfile org Limit on additional extensions. Www mifastfile org   You generally cannot get a total extension of more than 6 months. Www mifastfile org However, if you are outside the United States and meet certain tests, you may be able to get a longer extension. Www mifastfile org   For more information, see Publication 54. Www mifastfile org Foreign Bank Accounts You must file Form TD F 90-22. Www mifastfile org 1 if at any time during the year you had an interest in, or signature or other authority over, a bank account, securities account, or other financial account in a foreign country. Www mifastfile org This applies if the combined assets in the account(s) were more than $10,000. Www mifastfile org Do not include accounts in a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org military banking facility operated by a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org financial institution. Www mifastfile org File the completed form by June 30 of the following year with the Department of the Treasury at the address shown on that form. Www mifastfile org Do not attach it to Form 1040. Www mifastfile org If you are required to file Form TD F 90-22. Www mifastfile org 1 but do not do so, you may have to pay a penalty of up to $10,000 (more if the failure to file is willful). Www mifastfile org You also may be required to file Form 8938 with your U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org income tax return to report your interest in foreign bank accounts and other specified foreign financial assets. Www mifastfile org For taxpayers living abroad, you generally do not have to file Form 8938 unless the total value of your specified foreign financial assets is more than $200,000 ($400,000 if married filing jointly) on the last day of the tax year or more than $300,000 ($600,000 if married filing jointly) at any time during the tax year. Www mifastfile org For more information, see Form 8938 and its instructions. Www mifastfile org U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government Payments Wages earned for performing services outside the United States is foreign income, regardless of your employer. Www mifastfile org If you are a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizen or resident alien, you must report all income from worldwide sources on your tax return unless it is exempt by U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org law. Www mifastfile org This applies to earned income (such as wages) as well as unearned income (such as interest, dividends, and capital gains). Www mifastfile org If you are a nonresident alien, your income from sources outside the United States is not subject to U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org tax. Www mifastfile org Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Employees of the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government are not entitled to the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion/deduction under section 911 because “foreign earned income ”does not include amounts paid by the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government as an employee. Www mifastfile org But see Other Employment, later. Www mifastfile org Special Situations In the following two situations, your pay is from the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government and does not qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion. Www mifastfile org U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org agency reimbursed by foreign country. Www mifastfile org   If you are a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government employee paid by a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org agency to perform services in a foreign country, your pay is from the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government and does not qualify the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion/deduction. Www mifastfile org This is true even if the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org agency is reimbursed by the foreign government. Www mifastfile org Employees of post exchanges, etc. Www mifastfile org   If you are an employee of an Armed Forces post exchange, officers' and enlisted personnel club, Embassy commissary, or similar instrumentality of the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government, the earnings you receive are paid by the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government. Www mifastfile org This is true whether they are paid from appropriated or nonappropriated funds. Www mifastfile org These earnings are not eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion/deduction. Www mifastfile org Tax Treaty Benefits Most income tax treaties contain an article relating to remuneration from government services. Www mifastfile org Even if you are working in a foreign country with which the United States has an income tax treaty in force and the treaty article that applies to government services says that your government pay is taxable only in the foreign country, the treaty will likely contain a “saving clause”, which provides that the United States may tax its citizens and its residents as if the treaty had not come into effect. Www mifastfile org In some treaties, the government service article is an exception to the saving clause, but often only for individuals who are not U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizens or green card holders. Www mifastfile org Consequently, if you are a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizen or green card holder, you will generally not be entitled to reduce your U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org tax on your government pay. Www mifastfile org If you are neither a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizen nor green card holder, and you are treated as a resident of the treaty country under the treaty residence article (after application of the so-called “tie-breaker” rule), then you may be entitled to benefits under the government service article. Www mifastfile org Review the treaty text carefully. Www mifastfile org U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizens must always file Form 1040. Www mifastfile org Non-U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizens who are treated as a resident of a treaty country under the treaty residence article (after application of the so-called “tie-breaker” rule) may file Form 1040NR and attach Form 8833. Www mifastfile org If you pay or accrue taxes to the foreign country on your pay, you may be able to relieve double taxation with a foreign tax credit. Www mifastfile org Most income tax treaties contain an article providing relief from double taxation. Www mifastfile org Many treaties contain special foreign tax credit rules for U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizens who are residents of a treaty country. Www mifastfile org For more information on the mechanics of the foreign tax credit, see Foreign Taxes, later. Www mifastfile org Allowances, Differentials, and Special Pay Most payments received by U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government civilian employees for working abroad, including pay differentials, are taxable. Www mifastfile org However, certain foreign areas allowances, cost of living allowances, and travel allowances are tax free. Www mifastfile org The following discussions explain the tax treatment of allowances, differentials, and other special pay you receive for employment abroad. Www mifastfile org Pay differentials. Www mifastfile org   Pay differentials you receive as financial incentives for employment abroad are taxable. Www mifastfile org Your employer should have included these differentials as wages on your Form W-2, Wage and Tax Statement. Www mifastfile org   Generally, pay differentials are given for employment under adverse conditions (such as severe climate) or because the post of duty is located in a hazardous or isolated area that may be outside the United States. Www mifastfile org The area does not have to be a qualified hazardous duty area as discussed in Publication 3. Www mifastfile org Pay differentials include: Post differentials, Special incentive differentials, and Danger pay. Www mifastfile org Foreign areas allowances. Www mifastfile org   Certain foreign areas allowances are tax free. Www mifastfile org Your employer should not have included these allowances as wages on your Form W-2. Www mifastfile org   Tax-free foreign areas allowances are allowances (other than post differentials) received under the following laws. Www mifastfile org Title I, chapter 9, of the Foreign Service Act of 1980. Www mifastfile org Section 4 of the Central Intelligence Agency Act of 1949, as amended. Www mifastfile org Title II of the Overseas Differentials and Allowances Act. Www mifastfile org Subsection (e) or (f) of the first section of the Administrative Expenses Act of 1946, as amended, or section 22 of that Act. Www mifastfile org These allowances cover such expenses as: Certain repairs to a leased home, Education of dependents in special situations, Motor vehicle shipment, Separate maintenance for dependents, Temporary quarters, Transportation for medical treatment, and Travel, moving, and storage. Www mifastfile org Allowances received by foreign service employees for representation expenses are also tax free under the above provisions. Www mifastfile org Cost-of-living allowances. Www mifastfile org   If you are stationed outside the continental United States or in Alaska, your gross income does not include cost-of-living allowances (other than amounts received under Title II of the Overseas Differentials and Allowances Act) granted by regulations approved by the President of the United States. Www mifastfile org The cost-of-living portion of any other allowance (for example, a living and quarters allowance) is not included even if the underlying allowance is included in gross income. Www mifastfile org Cost-of-living allowances are not included on your Form W-2. Www mifastfile org Federal court employees. Www mifastfile org   If you are a federal court employee, the preceding paragraph also applies to you. Www mifastfile org The cost-of-living allowance must be granted by rules similar to regulations approved by the President. Www mifastfile org American Institute in Taiwan. Www mifastfile org   If you are an employee of the American Institute in Taiwan, allowances you receive are exempt from U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org tax if they are equivalent to tax-exempt allowances received by civilian employees of the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government. Www mifastfile org Federal reemployment payments after serving with an international organization. Www mifastfile org   If you are a federal employee who is reemployed by a federal agency after serving with an international organization, you must include in income any reemployment payments you receive. Www mifastfile org These payments are equal to the difference between the pay, allowances, post differential, and other monetary benefits paid by the international organization and the pay and other benefits that would have been paid by the federal agency had you been detailed to the international agency. Www mifastfile org Allowances or reimbursements for travel and transportation expenses. Www mifastfile org   See How To Report Business Expenses, later, for a discussion on whether a reimbursement or allowance for travel or transportation is included in your income. Www mifastfile org Lodging furnished to a principal representative of the United States. Www mifastfile org   If you are a principal representative of the United States stationed in a foreign country, you do not have to include in income the value of lodging (including utilities) provided to you as an official residence. Www mifastfile org However, amounts paid by the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org government for your usual costs of operating and maintaining your household are taxable. Www mifastfile org If amounts are withheld from your pay to cover these expenses, you cannot exclude or deduct those amounts from your income. Www mifastfile org Peace Corps. Www mifastfile org   If you are a Peace Corps volunteer or volunteer leader, some allowances you receive are taxable and others are not. Www mifastfile org Taxable allowances. Www mifastfile org   The following allowances must be included on your Form W-2 and reported on your return as wages. Www mifastfile org If you are a volunteer leader, allowances paid to your spouse and minor children while you are training in the United States. Www mifastfile org The part of living allowances designated by the Director of the Peace Corps as basic compensation. Www mifastfile org This is the part for personal items such as domestic help, laundry and clothing maintenance, entertainment and recreation, transportation, and other miscellaneous expenses. Www mifastfile org Leave allowances. Www mifastfile org Readjustment allowances or “termination payments. Www mifastfile org ” Taxable allowances are considered received by you when credited to your account. Www mifastfile org Example. Www mifastfile org Gary Carpenter, a Peace Corps volunteer, gets $175 a month during his period of service, to be paid to him in a lump sum at the end of his tour of duty. Www mifastfile org Although the allowance is not available to him until the end of his service, Gary must include it in his income on a monthly basis as it is credited to his account. Www mifastfile org Nontaxable allowances. Www mifastfile org   These generally include travel allowances and the part of living allowances for housing, utilities, food, clothing, and household supplies. Www mifastfile org These allowances should not be included on your Form W-2. Www mifastfile org These allowances are tax free whether paid by the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government or the foreign country in which you are stationed. Www mifastfile org Other Income Other employment. Www mifastfile org   If, in addition to your U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org government pay, you receive income from a private employer or self-employment, you may qualify to claim the foreign earned income exclusion and the foreign housing exclusion and deduction under section 911 based on this other income provided you meet either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test. Www mifastfile org In addition, if your spouse is a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizen or resident alien who earns income in a foreign country that is paid by a private employer or is from self-employment, he or she may also qualify for the exclusion or the deduction. Www mifastfile org For more information, see Publication 54. Www mifastfile org The tax treaty rules relating to income from personal services generally apply to income from private employment. Www mifastfile org As discussed above, the saving clause applies to you if you are a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizen or if you are a resident of the United States under the treaty residence article (after application of the so-called “tie-breaker” rule). Www mifastfile org Sale of personal property. Www mifastfile org   If you have a gain from the sale of your personal property (such as an automobile or a home appliance), whether directly or through a favorable exchange rate in converting the proceeds to U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org dollars, the excess of the amount received in U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org dollars over the cost or other basis of the property is a capital gain. Www mifastfile org Capital gains are reported on Schedule D (Form 1040), Capital Gains and Losses. Www mifastfile org However, losses from sales of your personal property, whether directly or through an unfavorable exchange rate, are not deductible. Www mifastfile org Sale of your home. Www mifastfile org   All or part of the gain on the sale of your main home, within or outside the United States, may be taxable. Www mifastfile org Losses are not deductible. Www mifastfile org   You may be able to exclude from income any gain up to $250,000 ($500,000 on a joint return). Www mifastfile org Generally, you must have owned and used the home as your main residence for two of the five years preceding the date of sale. Www mifastfile org   You can choose to have the 5-year test period for ownership and use suspended during any period you or your spouse is serving on qualified official extended duty as a member of the Foreign Service of the United States, as an employee of the intelligence community, or as an employee or volunteer of the Peace Corps. Www mifastfile org   For detailed information on selling your home, see Publication 523. Www mifastfile org Deductions and Credits — Business Expenses You may deduct certain expenses such as travel expenses, transportation expenses, and other expenses connected to your employment. Www mifastfile org Travel Expenses Subject to certain limits, you can deduct your unreimbursed ordinary and necessary expenses of traveling away from home in connection with the performance of your official duties. Www mifastfile org These expenses include such items as travel costs, meals, lodging, baggage charges, local transportation costs (such as taxi fares), tips, and dry cleaning and laundry fees. Www mifastfile org Your home for tax purposes (tax home) is your regular post of duty regardless of where you maintain your family home. Www mifastfile org Your tax home is not limited to the Embassy, consulate, or duty station. Www mifastfile org It includes the entire city or general area in which your principal place of employment is located. Www mifastfile org Traveling away from home. Www mifastfile org   You are traveling away from home if you meet both of the following requirements. Www mifastfile org Your duties require you to be away from the general area of your tax home substantially longer than an ordinary day's work. Www mifastfile org You need to get sleep or rest to meet the demands of your work while away from home. Www mifastfile org This requirement is not satisfied by merely napping in your car. Www mifastfile org You do not have to be away from your tax home for a whole day or from dusk to dawn as long as your relief from duty is long enough to get necessary sleep or rest. Www mifastfile org Temporary assignment. Www mifastfile org   If your assignment or job away from your tax home is temporary, your tax home does not change. Www mifastfile org You are considered to be away from home for the whole period, and your travel expenses are deductible. Www mifastfile org Generally, a temporary assignment in a single location is one that is realistically expected to last (and does in fact last) for one year or less. Www mifastfile org   However, if your assignment or job is indefinite, the location of the assignment or job becomes your new tax home and you cannot deduct your travel expenses while there. Www mifastfile org An assignment or job in a single location is considered indefinite if it is realistically expected to last for more than one year, whether or not it actually lasts for more than one year. Www mifastfile org   You must determine whether your assignment is temporary or indefinite when you start work. Www mifastfile org If you expect employment to last for one year or less, it is temporary unless there are facts and circumstances that indicate otherwise. Www mifastfile org Employment that is initially temporary may become indefinite due to changed circumstances. Www mifastfile org A series of assignments to the same location, all for short periods but that together cover a long period, may be considered an indefinite assignment. Www mifastfile org Exception for federal crime investigations or prosecutions. Www mifastfile org   If you are a federal employee participating in a federal crime investigation or prosecution, you may be able to deduct travel expenses even if you are away from your tax home for more than one year. Www mifastfile org This exception to the one-year rule applies if the Attorney General certifies that you are traveling for the federal government in a temporary duty status to prosecute, or provide support services for the investigation or prosecution of, a federal crime. Www mifastfile org Limit on meals and entertainment. Www mifastfile org   You can generally deduct only 50% of the cost of your unreimbursed business-related meals and entertainment. Www mifastfile org However, the limit does not apply to expenses reimbursed under a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government expense allowance arrangement. Www mifastfile org Individuals subject to hours of service limits. Www mifastfile org   You can deduct 80% of your unreimbursed business-related meal expenses if the meals take place during or incident to any period subject to the Department of Transportation's hours of service limits. Www mifastfile org   Individuals subject to the Department of Transportation's “hours of service” limits include the following. Www mifastfile org Certain air transportation workers (such as pilots, crew, dispatchers, mechanics, and control tower operators) who are under Federal Aviation Administration regulations. Www mifastfile org Interstate truck operators and bus drivers who are under Department of Transportation regulations. Www mifastfile org Certain railroad employees (such as engineers, conductors, train crews, dispatchers, and control operations personnel) who are under Federal Railroad Administration regulations. Www mifastfile org Certain merchant mariners who are under Coast Guard regulations. Www mifastfile org Primary purpose of trip must be for business. Www mifastfile org   If your trip was entirely for business, your unreimbursed travel expenses are generally deductible. Www mifastfile org However, if you spend some of your time on nonbusiness activities, part of your expenses may not be deductible. Www mifastfile org   If your trip was mainly personal, you cannot deduct your travel expenses to and from your destination. Www mifastfile org This applies even if you engage in business activities while there. Www mifastfile org However, you can deduct any expenses while at your destination that are directly related to your business. Www mifastfile org Expenses paid for others. Www mifastfile org   You generally cannot deduct travel expenses of your spouse, dependents, or other individuals who go with you on a trip. Www mifastfile org Home leave. Www mifastfile org   The Foreign Service Act requires U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizens who are members of the foreign service to take a leave of absence after completing 3 years of continuous service abroad. Www mifastfile org This period is called “home leave” and can be used to take care of certain personal matters such as medical and dental checkups, buying a new wardrobe, and visiting relatives. Www mifastfile org   The amounts paid for your travel, meals, and lodging while on home leave are deductible as travel or business expenses subject to the rules and limits discussed earlier. Www mifastfile org You must be able to verify these amounts in order to claim them. Www mifastfile org Amounts paid on behalf of your family while on home leave are personal living expenses and are not deductible. Www mifastfile org More information. Www mifastfile org   See chapter 1 of Publication 463 for more information on travel expenses. Www mifastfile org Transportation Expenses You can deduct allowable transportation expenses that are directly related to your official duties. Www mifastfile org Transportation expenses include the cost of transportation by air, rail, bus, or taxi, and the cost of driving and maintaining your car. Www mifastfile org They do not include expenses you have when traveling away from home overnight. Www mifastfile org Those expenses are deductible as travel expenses and are discussed earlier. Www mifastfile org Commuting. Www mifastfile org   You cannot deduct your transportation costs of going between your home and your regular business location. Www mifastfile org These costs are personal commuting expenses. Www mifastfile org   If you have one or more regular business locations but must work at a temporary location, you can deduct the costs of commuting to that temporary place of work. Www mifastfile org   If you work at two or more places in the same day, you can deduct your expenses of getting from one place of work to the other. Www mifastfile org More information. Www mifastfile org   For more information on transportation expenses, see chapter 4 of Publication 463. Www mifastfile org Other Employee Business Expenses You may be able to deduct other unreimbursed expenses that are connected with your employment. Www mifastfile org Membership dues. Www mifastfile org   You can deduct membership dues you pay to professional societies that relate to your business or profession. Www mifastfile org Subscriptions. Www mifastfile org   You can deduct subscriptions to professional publications that relate to your business or profession. Www mifastfile org Educational expenses. Www mifastfile org   Generally, educational expenses are considered to be personal expenses and are not deductible. Www mifastfile org However, under some circumstances, educational expenses are deductible as business expenses. Www mifastfile org   You can deduct educational expenses as business expenses if the education: Maintains or improves skills needed in your present position, or Meets the express requirements of your agency to keep your present position, salary, or status. Www mifastfile org   You cannot deduct educational expenses as business expenses if the education: Is needed to enable you to meet minimum educational requirements for qualification in your present position, Is a part of a program of study that can qualify you for a new position, or Is for travel as a form of education. Www mifastfile org These rules apply even if the education is required by your agency or it maintains or improves skills required in your work. Www mifastfile org   See Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education, for more information on educational expenses. Www mifastfile org    Educational expenses that are not work related, such as costs of sending children to college, are personal expenses that you cannot deduct. Www mifastfile org However, you may be eligible for other tax benefits such as the American opportunity and lifetime learning credits; contributions to a Coverdell education savings account or qualified tuition program; deduction for student loan interest; and exclusion from income of certain savings bond interest. Www mifastfile org These benefits are explained in Publication 970. Www mifastfile org Foreign service representation expenses. Www mifastfile org   If you are an employee of the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Foreign Service and your position requires you to establish and maintain favorable relations in foreign countries, you may receive a nontaxable allowance for representation expenses. Www mifastfile org If your expenses are more than the allowance you receive, you can deduct the excess expenses as an itemized deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040) if you meet one of the following conditions. Www mifastfile org You have a certificate from the Secretary of State attesting that the expenses were incurred for the benefit of the United States, and would be reimbursable under appropriate legislation if the agency had sufficient funds for these reimbursements. Www mifastfile org The expenses, while specifically not reimbursable under State Department regulations, were ordinary and necessary business expenses incurred in the performance of your official duties. Www mifastfile org    To deduct any expenses for travel, entertainment, and gifts, including those certified by the Secretary of State, you must meet the rules for recordkeeping and accounting to your employer. Www mifastfile org These rules are explained in Publication 463. Www mifastfile org Representation expenses. Www mifastfile org   These are expenses that further the interest of the United States abroad. Www mifastfile org They include certain entertainment, gifts, costs of official functions, and rental of ceremonial dress. Www mifastfile org They generally do not include costs of passenger vehicles (such as cars or aircraft), printing or engraving, membership fees, or amounts a principal representative must pay personally to cover the usual costs of operating and maintaining an official residence. Www mifastfile org   Chapters 300 and 400 of the Standardized Regulations (Government Civilians, Foreign Area) provide more detail on what expenses are allowable as representation expenses. Www mifastfile org These regulations are available on the Internet at www. Www mifastfile org state. Www mifastfile org gov/m/a/als. Www mifastfile org Look under “Standardized Regulations (DSSR)” and click on “DSSR Table of Contents. Www mifastfile org ” Publication 463 and Publication 529, Miscellaneous Deductions, provide more detail on what expenses are allowable as ordinary and necessary business expenses. Www mifastfile org Impairment-related work expenses. Www mifastfile org   If you are an employee with a physical or mental disability, you can deduct attendant-care services at your place of work and other expenses in connection with work that are necessary for you to be able to work. Www mifastfile org Attendant care includes a reader for a blind person and a helper for a person with a physical disability. Www mifastfile org These expenses are reported on Form 2106 or 2106-EZ and carried to Schedule A (Form 1040). Www mifastfile org They are not subject to the 2%-of-adjusted- gross-income limit on miscellaneous itemized deductions. Www mifastfile org Loss on conversion of U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org dollars into foreign currency. Www mifastfile org   The conversion of U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org dollars into foreign currency at an official rate of exchange that is not as favorable as the free market rate does not result in a deductible loss. Www mifastfile org Recordkeeping Rules If you claim a deduction for unreimbursed business expenses, you must keep timely and adequate records of all your business expenses. Www mifastfile org For example, you must keep records and supporting evidence to prove the following elements about deductions for travel expenses (including meals and lodging while away from home). Www mifastfile org The amount of each separate expense for travel away from home, such as the cost of your transportation, lodging, or meals. Www mifastfile org You may total your incidental expenses if you list them in reasonable categories such as daily meals, gasoline and oil, and taxi fares. Www mifastfile org For each trip away from home, the dates you left and returned and the number of days spent on business. Www mifastfile org The destination or area of your travel, described by the name of the city, town, or similar designation. Www mifastfile org The business reason for your travel or the business benefit gained or expected to be gained from your travel. Www mifastfile org How to record your expenses. Www mifastfile org   Records for proof of your expenses should be kept in an account book, diary, statement of expense, or similar record. Www mifastfile org They should be supported by other records, such as receipts or canceled checks, in sufficient detail to establish the elements for these expenses. Www mifastfile org You do not need to duplicate information in an account book or diary that is shown on a receipt as long as your records and receipts complement each other in an orderly manner. Www mifastfile org   Each expense should be recorded separately in your records. Www mifastfile org However, some items can be totaled in reasonable categories. Www mifastfile org You can make one daily entry for categories such as taxi fares, telephone calls, meals while away from home, gas and oil, and other incidental costs of travel. Www mifastfile org You may record tips separately or with the cost of the service. Www mifastfile org    Documentary evidence generally is required to support all lodging expenses while traveling away from home. Www mifastfile org It is also required for any other expense of $75 or more, except transportation charges if the evidence is not readily available. Www mifastfile org Documentary evidence is a receipt, paid bill, or similar proof sufficient to support an expense. Www mifastfile org It ordinarily will be considered adequate if it shows the amount, date, place, and essential business character of the expense. Www mifastfile org    A canceled check by itself does not prove a business cost. Www mifastfile org You must have other evidence to show that the check was used for a business purpose. Www mifastfile org Your records must be timely. Www mifastfile org   Record the elements for the expense in your account book or other record at or near the time of the expense. Www mifastfile org A timely-kept record has more value than statements prepared later when, generally, there is a lack of accurate recall. Www mifastfile org Confidential information. Www mifastfile org   You do not need to put confidential information relating to an element of a deductible expense (such as the place, business purpose, or business relationship) in your account book, diary, or other record. Www mifastfile org However, you do have to record the information elsewhere at or near the time of the expense and have it available to fully prove that element of the expense. Www mifastfile org How To Report Business Expenses As a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government employee, your business expense reimbursements are generally paid under an accountable plan and are not included in your wages on your Form W-2. Www mifastfile org If your expenses are not more than the reimbursements, you do not need to show your expenses or reimbursements on your return. Www mifastfile org However, if you do not account to your employer for a travel advance or if you do not return any excess advance within a reasonable period of time, the advance (or excess) will be included in your wages on your Form W-2. Www mifastfile org If you are entitled to a reimbursement from your employer but you do not claim it, you cannot deduct the expenses to which that unclaimed reimbursement applies. Www mifastfile org Form 2106 or Form 2106-EZ. Www mifastfile org   You must complete Form 2106 or 2106-EZ to deduct your expenses. Www mifastfile org Also, if your actual expenses are more than your reimbursements, you can complete Form 2106 or 2106-EZ to deduct your excess expenses. Www mifastfile org Generally, you must include all of your expenses and reimbursements on Form 2106 or 2106-EZ and carry your allowable expense to Schedule A (Form 1040). Www mifastfile org Your allowable expense is then generally subject to the 2%-of-adjusted-gross-income limit. Www mifastfile org Form 2106-EZ. Www mifastfile org   You may be able to use Form 2106-EZ instead of the more complex Form 2106 for reporting unreimbursed employee business expenses. Www mifastfile org You can use Form 2106-EZ if you meet both of the following conditions. Www mifastfile org You are not reimbursed by your employer for any expenses. Www mifastfile org (Amounts your employer included in your wages on your Form W-2 are not considered reimbursements. Www mifastfile org ) If you claim car expenses, you use the standard mileage rate. Www mifastfile org Deductions and Credits — Nonbusiness Expenses In addition to deductible business expenses, you may be entitled to deduct certain other expenses. Www mifastfile org Moving Expenses If you changed job locations or started a new job, you may be able to deduct the reasonable expenses of moving yourself, your family, and your household goods and personal effects to your new home. Www mifastfile org However, you cannot deduct any expenses for which you received a tax-free allowance as a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government employee. Www mifastfile org To deduct moving expenses, your move must be closely related to the start of work and you must meet the distance test and the time test. Www mifastfile org Closely related to the start of work. Www mifastfile org   The move must be closely related, both in time and in place, to the start of work at the new location. Www mifastfile org In general, you must have incurred your moving expenses within one year from the time you first report to your new job or business. Www mifastfile org   A move generally is not considered closely related in place to the start of work if the distance from your new home to the new job location is more than the distance from your former home to the new job location. Www mifastfile org A move that does not meet this requirement may qualify if you can show that you must live at the new home as a condition of employment, or you will spend less time or money commuting from the new home to the new job. Www mifastfile org Distance test. Www mifastfile org   Your new main job location must be at least 50 miles farther from your former home than your old main job location was. Www mifastfile org If you did not have an old job location, your new job location must be at least 50 miles from your former home. Www mifastfile org Time test. Www mifastfile org   If you are an employee, you must work full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months after you arrive in the general area of your new job location. Www mifastfile org Deductible moving expenses. Www mifastfile org   Moving expenses that can be deducted include the reasonable costs of: Moving household goods and personal effects (including packing, crating, in-transit storage, and insurance) of both you and members of your household, and Transportation and lodging for yourself and members of your household for one trip from your former home to your new home (including costs of getting passports). Www mifastfile org    The cost of your meals is not a deductible moving expense. Www mifastfile org   The costs of moving household goods include the reasonable expenses of moving household goods and personal effects to and from storage. Www mifastfile org For a foreign move, the costs also include expenses of storing the goods and effects for part or all of the period that your new job location abroad continues to be your main job location. Www mifastfile org Expenses must be reasonable. Www mifastfile org   You can deduct only those expenses that are reasonable for the circumstances of your move. Www mifastfile org For example, the costs of traveling from your former home to your new one should be by the shortest, most direct route available by conventional transportation. Www mifastfile org Members of your household. Www mifastfile org   A member of your household includes anyone who has both your former home and new home as his or her home. Www mifastfile org It does not include a tenant or employee unless you can claim that person as a dependent. Www mifastfile org Retirees. Www mifastfile org   You can deduct the costs of moving to the United States when you permanently retire if both your former main job location and former home were outside the United States and its possessions. Www mifastfile org You do not have to meet the time test described earlier. Www mifastfile org Survivors. Www mifastfile org   You can deduct moving expenses for a move to the United States if you are the spouse or dependent of a person whose main job location at the time of death was outside the United States and its possessions. Www mifastfile org The move must begin within 6 months after the decedent's death. Www mifastfile org It must be from the decedent's former home outside the United States, and that home must also have been your home. Www mifastfile org You do not have to meet the time test described earlier. Www mifastfile org How to report moving expenses. Www mifastfile org   Use Form 3903 to report your moving expenses and figure your allowable deduction. Www mifastfile org Claim the deduction as an adjustment to income on Form 1040. Www mifastfile org (You cannot deduct moving expenses on Form 1040A or Form 1040EZ. Www mifastfile org ) Reimbursements. Www mifastfile org   Generally, you must include reimbursements of, or payments for, nondeductible moving expenses in gross income for the year paid. Www mifastfile org You also must include in gross income reimbursements paid to you under a nonaccountable plan. Www mifastfile org However, there is an exception for the tax-free foreign areas allowances described earlier under Allowances, Differentials, and Special Pay. Www mifastfile org Additional information. Www mifastfile org   For additional information about moving expenses, see Publication 521. Www mifastfile org Other Itemized Deductions You may be able to claim other itemized deductions not connected to your employment. Www mifastfile org Contributions. Www mifastfile org   You can deduct contributions to qualified organizations created or organized in or under the laws of the United States or its possessions. Www mifastfile org You cannot deduct contributions you make directly to foreign organizations (except for certain Canadian, Israeli, and Mexican charities), churches, and governments. Www mifastfile org For more information, see Publication 526, Charitable Contributions. Www mifastfile org Real estate tax and home mortgage interest. Www mifastfile org   If you receive a tax-free housing allowance, your itemized deductions for real estate taxes and home mortgage interest are limited. Www mifastfile org You must reduce the amount of each deduction that would otherwise be allowable by the amount of each expense that is related to the tax-free allowance. Www mifastfile org Example. Www mifastfile org Adam is an IRS employee working overseas who receives a $6,300 tax-free housing and utility allowance. Www mifastfile org During the year, Adam used the allowance, with other funds, to provide a home for himself. Www mifastfile org His expenses for this home totaled $8,400 and consisted of mortgage principal ($500), insurance ($400), real estate taxes ($1,400), mortgage interest ($4,000), and utility costs ($2,100). Www mifastfile org Adam did not have any other expenses related to providing a home for himself. Www mifastfile org Adam must reduce his deductions for home mortgage interest and real estate taxes. Www mifastfile org He figures a reasonable way to reduce them is to multiply them by a fraction: its numerator is $6,300 (the total housing and utility allowance) and its denominator is $8,400 (the total of all payments to which the housing and utility allowance applies). Www mifastfile org The result is 3/4. Www mifastfile org Adam reduces his otherwise allowable home mortgage interest deduction by $3,000 (the $4,000 he paid ×3/4) and his otherwise allowable real estate tax deduction by $1,050 (the $1,400 he paid × 3/4). Www mifastfile org He can deduct $1,000 of his mortgage interest ($4,000 − $3,000) and $350 of his real estate taxes ($1,400 − $1,050) when he itemizes his deductions. Www mifastfile org Exception to the reduction. Www mifastfile org   If you receive a tax-free housing allowance as a member of the military or the clergy, you do not have to reduce your deductions for real estate tax and home mortgage interest expenses you are otherwise entitled to deduct. Www mifastfile org Required statement. Www mifastfile org   If you receive a tax-free housing allowance and have real estate tax or home mortgage interest expenses, attach a statement to your tax return. Www mifastfile org The statement must contain all of the following information. Www mifastfile org The amount of each type of tax-free income you received, such as a tax-free housing allowance or tax-free representation allowance. Www mifastfile org The amount of otherwise deductible expenses attributable to each type of tax-free income. Www mifastfile org The amount attributable to each type of tax-free income that was not directly attributable to that type of tax-free income. Www mifastfile org An explanation of how you determined the amounts not directly attributable to each type of tax-free income. Www mifastfile org   The statement must also indicate that none of the amounts deducted on your return are in any way attributable to tax-free income. Www mifastfile org Foreign Taxes If you pay or accrue taxes to a foreign government, you generally can choose to either claim them as a credit against your U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org income tax liability or deduct them as an itemized deduction when figuring your taxable income. Www mifastfile org Do not include the foreign taxes paid or accrued as withheld income taxes in the Payments section of Form 1040. Www mifastfile org Foreign tax credit. Www mifastfile org   Your foreign tax credit is subject to a limit based on your taxable income from foreign sources. Www mifastfile org If you choose to figure a credit against your U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org tax liability for the foreign taxes, you generally must complete Form 1116 and attach it to your U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org income tax return. Www mifastfile org    You cannot claim a credit for foreign taxes paid on amounts excluded from gross income under the foreign earned income or housing exclusions. Www mifastfile org If all your foreign income is exempt from U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org tax, you will not be able to claim a foreign tax credit. Www mifastfile org   If, because of the limit on the credit, you cannot use the full amount of qualified foreign taxes paid or accrued in the tax year, you are allowed to carry the excess back 1 year and then forward 10 years. Www mifastfile org Exemption from limit. Www mifastfile org   You can elect to not be subject to the foreign tax limit if you meet all the following conditions. Www mifastfile org Your only foreign income is passive income, such as interest, dividends, and royalties. Www mifastfile org The total of all your foreign taxes is not more than $300 ($600 for joint tax returns). Www mifastfile org The foreign income and taxes are reported to you on a payee statement, such as Form 1099-DIV, Dividends and Distributions, or 1099-INT, Interest Income. Www mifastfile org If you make the election, you can claim a foreign tax credit without filing Form 1116. Www mifastfile org However, you cannot carry back or carry over any unused foreign tax to or from this year. Www mifastfile org See the instructions for the appropriate line in the Tax and Credits section of Form 1040. Www mifastfile org Foreign tax deduction. Www mifastfile org   If you choose to deduct all foreign income taxes on your U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org income tax return, itemize the deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Www mifastfile org You cannot deduct foreign taxes paid on income you exclude under the foreign earned income or housing exclusions. Www mifastfile org Example. Www mifastfile org Dennis and Christina are married and live and work in Country X. Www mifastfile org Dennis works for the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government and Christina is employed by a private company. Www mifastfile org They pay income tax to Country X on Christina's income only. Www mifastfile org Dennis and Christina file a joint tax return and exclude all of Christina's income. Www mifastfile org They cannot claim a foreign tax credit or take a deduction for the taxes paid to Country X. Www mifastfile org Deduction for other foreign taxes. Www mifastfile org   The deduction for foreign taxes other than foreign income taxes is not related to the foreign tax credit. Www mifastfile org You can take deductions for these miscellaneous foreign taxes and also claim the foreign tax credit for income taxes paid to a foreign country. Www mifastfile org   You can deduct real property taxes you pay that are imposed on you by a foreign country. Www mifastfile org You take this deduction on Schedule A (Form 1040). Www mifastfile org You cannot deduct other foreign taxes, such as personal property taxes, unless you incurred the expenses in a trade or business or in the production of income. Www mifastfile org More information. Www mifastfile org   The foreign tax credit and deduction, their limits, and carryback and carryover provisions are discussed in detail in Publication 514. Www mifastfile org Local (Foreign) Tax Return As a U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government employee, you are expected to observe and fulfill all tax obligations imposed by the host country government. Www mifastfile org Check with local tax authorities to determine whether you are considered a tax resident of your host country, whether you are required to file a host country tax return and whether you owe taxes to the host country. Www mifastfile org Tax Treaty Benefits As discussed earlier, most income tax treaties contain an article relating to remuneration from government services. Www mifastfile org Review the treaty text carefully to determine whether your U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government remuneration is taxable in the host country. Www mifastfile org You will first have to determine whether you are a resident of your host country under the treaty residence article (after application of the so-called “tie-breaker” rule). Www mifastfile org If you or your spouse receives income from a private employer or self-employment, review the tax treaty rules relating to income from personal services to determine whether that income is taxable in the host country. Www mifastfile org If you pay or accrue taxes to both the host country and the United States, you may be able to relieve double taxation with a foreign tax credit. Www mifastfile org Most income tax treaties contain an article providing relief from double taxation. Www mifastfile org Many treaties contain special foreign tax credit rules for U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org citizens who are residents of a treaty country. Www mifastfile org For more information about the foreign tax credit, see Foreign Taxes, earlier. Www mifastfile org Other Agreements The United States may be a party to agreements other than income tax treaties that may affect your tax obligations to the host country. Www mifastfile org For example, consular employees may be exempt from host country tax under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations or bilateral consular agreements. Www mifastfile org Similarly, certain diplomatic staff may be exempt from host country tax under the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Www mifastfile org Check with the appropriate U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Embassy for more information. Www mifastfile org Double Withholding If your U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org government pay is subject to withholding in both the United States and the foreign country, you may reduce the amount of U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org tax that is withheld from your pay if you expect to be entitled to a foreign tax credit on your U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org income tax return on this income. Www mifastfile org Complete Worksheet 1-6 in Publication 505, Tax Withholding and Estimated Tax, to determine how to revise Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate. Www mifastfile org How To Get Tax Help You can get help with unresolved tax issues, order free publications and forms, ask tax questions, and get information from the IRS in several ways. Www mifastfile org By selecting the method that is best for you, you will have quick and easy access to tax help. Www mifastfile org Free help with your tax return. Www mifastfile org   Free help in preparing your return is available nationwide from IRS-certified volunteers. Www mifastfile org The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program is designed to help low-moderate income, elderly, disabled, and limited English proficient taxpayers. Www mifastfile org The Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) program is designed to assist taxpayers age 60 and older with their tax returns. Www mifastfile org Most VITA and TCE sites offer free electronic filing and all volunteers will let you know about credits and deductions you may be entitled to claim. Www mifastfile org Some VITA and TCE sites provide taxpayers the opportunity to prepare their return with the assistance of an IRS-certified volunteer. Www mifastfile org To find the nearest VITA or TCE site, visit IRS. Www mifastfile org gov or call 1-800-906-9887 or 1-800-829-1040. Www mifastfile org   As part of the TCE program, AARP offers the Tax-Aide counseling program. Www mifastfile org To find the nearest AARP Tax-Aide site, visit AARP's website at www. Www mifastfile org aarp. Www mifastfile org org/money/taxaide or call 1-888-227-7669. Www mifastfile org   For more information on these programs, go to IRS. Www mifastfile org gov and enter “VITA” in the search box. Www mifastfile org Internet. Www mifastfile org You can access the IRS website at IRS. Www mifastfile org gov 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to: E-file your return. Www mifastfile org Find out about commercial tax preparation and e-file services available free to eligible taxpayers. Www mifastfile org Check the status of your 2012 refund. Www mifastfile org Go to IRS. Www mifastfile org gov and click on Where’s My Refund. Www mifastfile org Information about your return will generally be available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your e-filed return, or 4 weeks after you mail your paper return. Www mifastfile org If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). Www mifastfile org Have your 2012 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Www mifastfile org Where's My Refund? has a new look this year! The tool will include a tracker that displays progress through three stages: (1) return received, (2) refund approved, and (3) refund sent. Www mifastfile org Where's My Refund? will provide an actual personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Www mifastfile org So in a change from previous filing seasons, you won't get an estimated refund date right away. Www mifastfile org Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. Www mifastfile org You can obtain a free transcript online at IRS. Www mifastfile org gov by clicking on Order a Return or Account Transcript under “Tools. Www mifastfile org ” For a transcript by phone, call 1-800-908-9946 and follow the prompts in the recorded message. Www mifastfile org You will be prompted to provide your SSN or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), date of birth, street address and ZIP code. Www mifastfile org Download forms, including talking tax forms, instructions, and publications. Www mifastfile org Order IRS products. Www mifastfile org Research your tax questions. Www mifastfile org Search publications by topic or keyword. Www mifastfile org Use the Internal Revenue Code, regulations, or other official guidance. Www mifastfile org View Internal Revenue Bulletins (IRBs) published in the last few years. Www mifastfile org Figure your withholding allowances using the IRS Withholding Calculator at www. Www mifastfile org irs. Www mifastfile org gov/individuals. Www mifastfile org Determine if Form 6251 (Alternative Minimum Tax— Individuals), must be filed by using our Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) Assistant available at IRS. Www mifastfile org gov by typing Alternative Minimum Tax Assistant in the search box. Www mifastfile org Sign up to receive local and national tax news by email. Www mifastfile org Get information on starting and operating a small business. Www mifastfile org Phone. Www mifastfile org Many services are available by phone. Www mifastfile org   Ordering forms, instructions, and publications. Www mifastfile org Call 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) to order current-year forms, instructions, and publications, and prior-year forms and instructions (limited to 5 years). Www mifastfile org You should receive your order within 10 days. Www mifastfile org Asking tax questions. Www mifastfile org Call the IRS with your tax questions at 1-800-829-1040. Www mifastfile org Solving problems. Www mifastfile org You can get face-to-face help solving tax problems most business days in IRS Taxpayer Assistance Centers (TAC). Www mifastfile org An employee can explain IRS letters, request adjustments to your account, or help you set up a payment plan. Www mifastfile org Call your local Taxpayer Assistance Center for an appointment. Www mifastfile org To find the number, go to www. Www mifastfile org irs. Www mifastfile org gov/localcontacts or look in the phone book under United States Government, Internal Revenue Service. Www mifastfile org TTY/TDD equipment. Www mifastfile org If you have access to TTY/TDD equipment, call 1-800-829-4059 to ask tax questions or to order forms and publications. Www mifastfile org The TTY/TDD telephone number is for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, or have a speech disability. Www mifastfile org These individuals can also access the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service at www. Www mifastfile org gsa. Www mifastfile org gov/fedrelay. Www mifastfile org TeleTax topics. Www mifastfile org Call 1-800-829-4477 to listen to pre-recorded messages covering various tax topics. Www mifastfile org Checking the status of your 2012 refund. Www mifastfile org To check the status of your 2012 refund, call 1-800-829-1954 or 1-800-829-4477 (automated Where's My Refund? information 24 hours a day, 7 days a week). Www mifastfile org Information about your return will generally be available within 24 hours after the IRS receives your e-filed return, or 4 weeks after you mail your paper return. Www mifastfile org If you filed Form 8379 with your return, wait 14 weeks (11 weeks if you filed electronically). Www mifastfile org Have your 2012 tax return handy so you can provide your social security number, your filing status, and the exact whole dollar amount of your refund. Www mifastfile org Where's My Refund? will provide an actual personalized refund date as soon as the IRS processes your tax return and approves your refund. Www mifastfile org Where's My Refund? includes information for the most recent return filed in the current year and does not include information about amended returns. Www mifastfile org Outside the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org If you are outside the United States, taxpayer assistance is available at the following U. Www mifastfile org S Embassies or consulate. 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Www mifastfile org If you are outside the United States, you can get tax assistance by writing to the address below. Www mifastfile org  Internal Revenue Service International Accounts Philadelphia, PA 19255-0725 Taxpayer Advocate Service. Www mifastfile org   The Taxpayer Advocate Service (TAS) is your voice at the IRS. Www mifastfile org Its job is to ensure that every taxpayer is treated fairly, and that you know and understand your rights. Www mifastfile org TAS offers free help to guide you through the often-confusing process of resolving tax problems that you haven’t been able to solve on your own. Www mifastfile org Remember, the worst thing you can do is nothing at all. Www mifastfile org   TAS can help if you can’t resolve your problem with the IRS and: Your problem is causing financial difficulties for you, your family, or your business. Www mifastfile org You face (or your business is facing) an immediate threat of adverse action. Www mifastfile org You have tried repeatedly to contact the IRS but no one has responded, or the IRS has not responded to you by the date promised. Www mifastfile org   If you qualify for help, they will do everything they can to get your problem resolved. Www mifastfile org You will be assigned to one advocate who will be with you at every turn. Www mifastfile org TAS has offices in every state, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Www mifastfile org Although TAS is independent within the IRS, their advocates know how to work with the IRS to get your problems resolved. Www mifastfile org And its services are always free. Www mifastfile org   As a taxpayer, you have rights that the IRS must abide by in its dealings with you. Www mifastfile org The TAS tax toolkit at www. Www mifastfile org TaxpayerAdvocate. Www mifastfile org irs. Www mifastfile org gov can help you understand these rights. Www mifastfile org   If you think TAS might be able to help you, call your local advocate, whose number is in your phone book and on our website at www. Www mifastfile org irs. Www mifastfile org gov/advocate. Www mifastfile org You can also call the toll-free number at 1-877-777-4778. Www mifastfile org Deaf and hard of hearing individuals who have access to TTY/TDD equipment can call 1-800-829-4059. Www mifastfile org These individuals can also access the IRS through relay services such as the Federal Relay Service at www. Www mifastfile org gsa. Www mifastfile org gov/fedrelay. Www mifastfile org   TAS also handles large-scale or systemic problems that affect many taxpayers. Www mifastfile org If you know of one of these broad issues, please report it through the Systemic Advocacy Management System at www. Www mifastfile org irs. Www mifastfile org gov/advocate. Www mifastfile org    Outside the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org If you live outside of the United States, you can call the Taxpayer Advocate at (787) 522-8601 in English or (787) 522-8600 in Spanish. Www mifastfile org You can contact the Taxpayer Advocate at: Internal Revenue Service Taxpayer Advocate Service City View Plaza, 48 Carr 165, Suite 2000 Guaynabo, P. Www mifastfile org R. Www mifastfile org 00968-8000 Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs). Www mifastfile org   Low Income Taxpayer Clinics (LITCs) are independent from the IRS. Www mifastfile org Some clinics serve individuals whose income is below a certain level and who need to resolve a tax problem. Www mifastfile org These clinics provide professional representation before the IRS or in court on audits, appeals, tax collection disputes, and other issues for free or for a small fee. Www mifastfile org Some clinics can provide information about taxpayer rights and responsibilities in many different languages for individuals who speak English as a second language. Www mifastfile org For more information and to find a clinic near you, see the LITC page on www. Www mifastfile org irs. Www mifastfile org gov/advocate or IRS Publication 4134, Low Income Taxpayer Clinic List. Www mifastfile org This publication is also available by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676) or at your local IRS office. Www mifastfile org Free tax services. Www mifastfile org   Publication 910, IRS Guide to Free Tax Services, is your guide to IRS services and resources. Www mifastfile org Learn about free tax information from the IRS, including publications, services, and education and assistance programs. Www mifastfile org The publication also has an index of over 100 TeleTax topics (recorded tax information) you can listen to on the telephone. Www mifastfile org The majority of the information and services listed in this publication are available to you free of charge. Www mifastfile org If there is a fee associated with a resource or service, it is listed in the publication. Www mifastfile org   Accessible versions of IRS published products are available on request in a variety of alternative formats for people with disabilities. Www mifastfile org DVD for tax products. Www mifastfile org You can order Publication 1796, IRS Tax Products DVD, and obtain: Current-year forms, instructions, and publications. Www mifastfile org Prior-year forms, instructions, and publications. Www mifastfile org Tax Map: an electronic research tool and finding aid. Www mifastfile org Tax law frequently asked questions. Www mifastfile org Tax Topics from the IRS telephone response system. Www mifastfile org Internal Revenue Code—Title 26 of the U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Code. Www mifastfile org Links to other Internet-based tax research materials. Www mifastfile org Fill-in, print, and save features for most tax forms. 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Www mifastfile org Index A Alien Resident, Resident alien. Www mifastfile org American Institute in Taiwan, U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org employees of, American Institute in Taiwan. Www mifastfile org American Samoa, possession exclusion, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Apprentices, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits Assistance (see Tax help) B Binational social security agreements, Bilateral Social Security (Totalization) Agreements Blocked income, Blocked Income Bona fide residence test Defined, Bona Fide Residence Test First year, Bona fide resident for part of a year. Www mifastfile org Last year, Bona fide resident for part of a year. Www mifastfile org Meeting the requirements, Publication 54 - Additional Material Qualifying for, Bona fide residence. Www mifastfile org , Reassignment. Www mifastfile org Treaty provisions, Special agreements and treaties. Www mifastfile org Voting by absentee ballot, Effect of voting by absentee ballot. Www mifastfile org Waiver of time requirements, Waiver of Time Requirements, U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Travel Restrictions C Camps, foreign, Foreign camps. Www mifastfile org Carryover of housing deduction, Carryover. Www mifastfile org Change of address, Reminders Choosing the exclusion, Choosing the Exclusion, When You Can Choose the Exclusion Clergy, self-employment tax on, Members of the Clergy Community income, Community income. Www mifastfile org Competent authority assistance, Competent Authority Assistance Contributions To foreign charitable organizations, Contributions to Foreign Charitable Organizations To IRAs, Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements Conventions, income tax, Purpose of Tax Treaties Credit Earned income, Earned income credit. Www mifastfile org , Earned income credit. Www mifastfile org Foreign tax, Foreign tax credit. Www mifastfile org , Taxes of Foreign Countries and U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Possessions, Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes, Common Benefits Related to excluded income, Items Related to Excluded Income Currency Foreign, Foreign Currency D Deductions Contributions to foreign charitable organizations, Contributions to Foreign Charitable Organizations Foreign taxes, Taxes of Foreign Countries and U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Possessions, Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes, Common Benefits, Publication 54 - Additional Material Housing, foreign, Foreign Housing Deduction IRA contributions, Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements Moving expenses, Moving Expenses, Forms To File Related to excluded income, Items Related to Excluded Income Reporting, How To Report Deductions Dependents Exemption for, Exemptions, Publication 54 - Additional Material Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), Social security number. Www mifastfile org Social security number, Social security number. Www mifastfile org Deposit of foreign currency with disbursing officer, Deposit of foreign currency with disbursing officer. Www mifastfile org E Earned income Foreign, Foreign Earned Income, Foreign camps. Www mifastfile org , Publication 54 - Additional Material Source of, Source of Earned Income Types of, Earned and Unearned Income, Storage expense reimbursements. Www mifastfile org Earned income credit, Earned income credit. Www mifastfile org , Earned income credit. Www mifastfile org Employer-provided amounts, Employer-provided amounts. Www mifastfile org Estimated tax, Estimated Tax Exclusion Foreign earned income, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, When You Can Choose the Exclusion Housing, Foreign Housing Exclusion, Choosing the exclusion. Www mifastfile org Meals and lodging, Exclusion of Meals and Lodging U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org possessions, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Exemptions Dependents, Exemptions, Publication 54 - Additional Material Spouse, Exemptions, Publication 54 - Additional Material Extensions Filing income tax return, Extensions, Return filed before test is met. Www mifastfile org Meeting bona fide residence or physical presence test, Extension of time to meet tests. Www mifastfile org F Fellowships, Scholarships and fellowships. Www mifastfile org Figuring estimated tax on nonconvertible foreign income, Figuring estimated tax on nonconvertible foreign currency. Www mifastfile org Figuring U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org income tax, Figuring actual tax. Www mifastfile org Filing information Estimated tax, Estimated Tax Filing requirements, Filing Requirements Nonresident spouse treated as resident, Nonresident Alien Spouse Treated as a Resident, Foreign earned income exclusion. Www mifastfile org Filing requirements By filing status, Filing Requirements Foreign currency, Foreign Currency When to file and pay, When To File and Pay, Return filed before test is met. Www mifastfile org , Publication 54 - Additional Material Where to file, Where To File, Publication 54 - Additional Material Foreign Camps, Foreign camps. Www mifastfile org Country, defined, Foreign Country Currency, Foreign Currency Earned income, Foreign Earned Income, Foreign camps. Www mifastfile org , Publication 54 - Additional Material Household, second, Second foreign household. Www mifastfile org Foreign currency, deposit with disbursing officer, Deposit of foreign currency with disbursing officer. Www mifastfile org Foreign earned income Defined, Foreign Earned Income, More information. Www mifastfile org U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government employees, U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government Employees, More information. Www mifastfile org Foreign earned income exclusion Choosing, Choosing the Exclusion, When You Can Choose the Exclusion Defined, Foreign Earned Income Exclusion Earned income credit, Earned income credit. Www mifastfile org Foreign tax credit, Foreign tax credit or deduction. Www mifastfile org Income received after year earned, Paid in year following work. Www mifastfile org , Example. Www mifastfile org Limit, Limit on Excludable Amount, Physical presence test. Www mifastfile org , Publication 54 - Additional Material Maximum exclusion, Limit on Excludable Amount, Physical presence test. Www mifastfile org Part-year exclusion, Part-year exclusion. Www mifastfile org Physical presence test, maximum exclusion, Physical presence test. Www mifastfile org Requirements, Who Qualifies for the Exclusions and the Deduction?, Foreign camps. Www mifastfile org Revoking choice, Revoking the Exclusion Foreign housing exclusion Earned income credit, Earned income credit. Www mifastfile org Foreign tax credit, Foreign tax credit or deduction. Www mifastfile org Foreign housing exclusion/deduction Carryover of deduction, Carryover. Www mifastfile org Deduction, figuring, Foreign Housing Deduction Exclusion, figuring, Foreign Housing Exclusion, Choosing the exclusion. Www mifastfile org Housing amount, Housing Amount Housing expenses, Housing expenses. Www mifastfile org Married couples, Married Couples Requirements, Who Qualifies for the Exclusions and the Deduction?, Foreign camps. Www mifastfile org Second foreign household, Second foreign household. Www mifastfile org Foreign tax credit Earned income exclusion, Foreign tax credit or deduction. Www mifastfile org , Foreign tax credit or deduction. Www mifastfile org Foreign taxes Credit for, Foreign tax credit. Www mifastfile org , Taxes of Foreign Countries and U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Possessions, Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes, Common Benefits Deduction for, Taxes of Foreign Countries and U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Possessions, Deduction for Other Foreign Taxes, Common Benefits, Publication 54 - Additional Material Paid on excluded income, Foreign taxes paid on excluded income. Www mifastfile org Form 1040-ES, Estimated Tax 1040X, Return filed before test is met. Www mifastfile org , How To Make the Choice 1116, Credit for Foreign Income Taxes 2032, Foreign affiliate. Www mifastfile org 2350, How to get an extension. Www mifastfile org 2555, Choosing the Exclusion, Form 2555 and Form 2555-EZ, Form 2555 2555-EZ, Choosing the Exclusion, Form 2555 and Form 2555-EZ, Form 2555 3115, Blocked Income 3903, Forms To File 4361, Members of the Clergy 4563, American Samoa. Www mifastfile org 4868, Automatic 6-month extension. Www mifastfile org 673, Statement. Www mifastfile org 8689, Non-USVI resident with USVI income. Www mifastfile org 8822, Reminders W-4, Foreign tax credit. Www mifastfile org Free tax services, Free help with your tax return. Www mifastfile org Frequently asked questions (FAQs), Publication 54 - Additional Material Fulbright grant, Fulbright Grant, Publication 54 - Additional Material G General tax questions, Publication 54 - Additional Material Green card test, Resident alien. Www mifastfile org Guam Possession exclusion, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Residents of, Resident of Guam. Www mifastfile org Where to file, Resident of Guam. Www mifastfile org H Help (see Tax help) Housing Amount, Housing Amount, Self-employed and employer-provided amounts. Www mifastfile org Deduction, Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction, Foreign Housing Deduction Exclusion, Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction, Choosing the exclusion. Www mifastfile org Expenses, Housing expenses. Www mifastfile org I Income Apprentices, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits Artist, Income of an artist. Www mifastfile org Blocked, Blocked Income Community, Community income. Www mifastfile org Corporation, Income from a corporation. Www mifastfile org Earned, Foreign Earned Income, Foreign camps. Www mifastfile org , Publication 54 - Additional Material Employer's property or facilities, use of, Use of employer's property or facilities. Www mifastfile org Investment, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits Partnership, Income from a sole proprietorship or partnership. Www mifastfile org Pensions and annuities, Pensions and annuities. Www mifastfile org , Common Benefits Personal service, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits Professional fees, Professional fees. Www mifastfile org Professors, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits Railroad retirement benefits, Publication 54 - Additional Material Reimbursement of employee expenses, Reimbursement of employee expenses. Www mifastfile org Reimbursement of moving expenses, Reimbursement of moving expenses. Www mifastfile org Rental, Rental income. Www mifastfile org Royalties, Royalties. Www mifastfile org Social security benefits, Publication 54 - Additional Material Sole proprietorship, Income from a sole proprietorship or partnership. Www mifastfile org Source of, Source of Earned Income Stock options, Stock options. Www mifastfile org Students, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits Teachers, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits Trainees, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits Unearned, Earned and Unearned Income Indefinite assignment, Temporary or Indefinite Assignment Individual retirement arrangements (IRAs), Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN), Social security number. Www mifastfile org Investment income, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits IRAs, Contributions to Individual Retirement Arrangements L Limit on Foreign housing deduction, Limit Housing expenses, Limit on housing expenses. Www mifastfile org Income exclusion, Limit on Excludable Amount, Physical presence test. Www mifastfile org Lodging, exclusion of, Exclusion of Meals and Lodging M Married couples, Married Couples Meals and lodging, exclusion of, Exclusion of Meals and Lodging Moving Allocating expenses, Allocation of Moving Expenses Deducting expenses, Moving Expenses, Forms To File Reimbursement of expenses, Reimbursement of moving expenses. Www mifastfile org N Nonresident spouse Social security number, Social Security Number (SSN) Treated as resident, Nonresident Alien Spouse Treated as a Resident, Foreign earned income exclusion. Www mifastfile org Northern Mariana Islands Possession exclusion, American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Residents of, Resident of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Www mifastfile org Where to file, Resident of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. Www mifastfile org P Part-year exclusion, Part-year exclusion. Www mifastfile org Pay for personal services, Earned income. Www mifastfile org , Common Benefits Paying U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org tax in foreign currency, Paying U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org tax in foreign currency. Www mifastfile org Payment of tax, When To File and Pay Penalties and interest, Publication 54 - Additional Material Pensions and annuities Income from, Pensions and annuities. Www mifastfile org , Common Benefits Withholding from, Withholding from pension payments. Www mifastfile org Physical presence test 12-month period, How to figure the 12-month period. Www mifastfile org Defined, Physical Presence Test Maximum exclusion, Physical presence test. Www mifastfile org Meeting the requirements, Publication 54 - Additional Material Waiver of time requirements, Waiver of Time Requirements, U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Travel Restrictions Professors, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits Publications (see Tax help) Puerto Rico Possession exclusion, Puerto Rico and U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Virgin Islands Residents of, Puerto Rico. Www mifastfile org Q Questions and answers, Publication 54 - Additional Material R Railroad retirement benefits, Publication 54 - Additional Material Reimbursement Accountable plan, Accountable plan. Www mifastfile org Employee expenses, Reimbursement of employee expenses. Www mifastfile org Moving expenses, Reimbursement of moving expenses. Www mifastfile org Resident alien defined, Resident alien. Www mifastfile org Revoking choice to exclude, Revoking the Exclusion S Scholarship and fellowship grants, Publication 54 - Additional Material Scholarships, Scholarships and fellowships. Www mifastfile org Second foreign household, Second foreign household. Www mifastfile org , Married Couples Self-employment tax Clergy, Members of the Clergy Exemption from, Exemption From Social Security and Medicare Taxes How to pay, Publication 54 - Additional Material Who must pay, Who Must Pay Self-Employment Tax? Social security and Medicare taxes, Social Security and Medicare Taxes Social security benefits, Publication 54 - Additional Material Social security number Dependents, Social security number. Www mifastfile org Nonresident spouse, Social Security Number (SSN) Source of earned income, Source of Earned Income Spouse, exemption for, Exemptions, Publication 54 - Additional Material Students, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits Substantial presence test, Resident alien. Www mifastfile org T Taiwan, American Institute in, American Institute in Taiwan. Www mifastfile org Tax help, How To Get Tax Help Tax home, Tax Home in Foreign Country, Temporary or Indefinite Assignment Tax treaties Benefits of, Common Benefits, More information on treaties. Www mifastfile org Competent authority assistance, Competent Authority Assistance Determining residence, Special agreements and treaties. Www mifastfile org Obtaining copies of, Obtaining Copies of Tax Treaties Purpose of, Purpose of Tax Treaties Teachers, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits Temporary assignment, expenses, Temporary or Indefinite Assignment Totalization agreements, Bilateral Social Security (Totalization) Agreements Trainees, treaty benefits for, Common Benefits Travel restrictions, U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Travel Restrictions Treaties (see Tax treaties) TTY/TDD information, How To Get Tax Help U U. Www mifastfile org S. Www mifastfile org Government employees, U. 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