global Tax Do You Live Abroad? Your 2021 Return is Due June 15th June 06, 2022 Attention Americans living and working abroad…the IRS is reminding you that you must file your 2021 federal income tax return by Wednesday, June 15th. Are you prepared? Who does the deadline apply to? Americans living and working in another country are required to file returns just like other U.S. taxpayers, because the U.S. taxes its citizens on their worldwide income. However, those living abroad get an automatic two month deadline extension to June 15th. You qualify for the extension if: Your tax home and residence are located outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico and/orYou are serving in the military outside the U.S. and Puerto Rico on the regular deadline of your return Your return is also used to claim any tax benefits for which you may qualify. Keep in mind that these benefits are only available if your return is filed. These tax benefits include: Foreign tax creditForeign earned income exclusion (FEIE)Child tax creditChild and Dependent Care credit What if you can’t meet the June 15th deadline? You can request an extension of time to file if you’re unable to meet the June 15th deadline. To avoid processing delays, you should file your extension requests electronically. Individual taxpayers can file form 4868 to request an extension. The extension gives you until October 17th to file your return (unless you’re active duty military in which case you may qualify for an additional 180 day extension). What’s the best way to pay taxes? All tax payments must be made in U.S. dollars, just as any income received or deductible expenses paid in foreign currency must be reported in U.S. dollars. The IRS recommends taxpayers pay their U.S. taxes electronically through their IRS online account or through IRS Direct Pay. Questions on your filing requirements? Reach out to us, we’d be happy to help.