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How to file a federal tax return if you live outside the U.S.

If you are a U.S. citizen or Green Card holder living abroad, the tax filing process is similar to filing a return if you are in the U.S.

Learn from the IRS about filing a U.S. tax return if you live abroad. 

As a U.S. citizen or a resident alien, find out:

  • If you need to file
  • What income to report
  • Which forms to file
  • Where to send your return if you are filing by mail

LAST UPDATED: April 5, 2023


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