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U.S. Aliens and Citizens Living Abroad
Top Frequently Asked Questions for U.S. Aliens and Citizens Living Abroad
- I am a U.S. citizen. If I move to Canada to live and work there as a Canadian permanent resident, do I pay both U.S. and Canadian taxes?
- Are the Canada Pension Plan and Canadian Old Age Security benefits taxable? If they are, please tell me where they should be entered on Form 1040.
- What is foreign earned income? Is it income paid by a foreign person for working abroad, or is it income paid by a U.S. company for working abroad?
- I live in a foreign country. How do I get a social security number for my dependent who qualifies for a social security card?
- As a nonresident alien, I'm not subject to social security and Medicare withholding. My employer erroneously withheld these taxes from my pay. What should I do to get a refund of my social security and Medicare taxes?
- Are nonresident alien students with F-1 or J-1 visas and employed by a U.S. company required to have federal income taxes withheld from their paychecks?
- I am a U.S. citizen working for a U.S. firm in a foreign country. Are any of my wages or expenses tax deductible?
- How do I know if the U.S. has an income tax treaty in force with another country?
- Do I have to meet the 330-day physical presence test or have a valid working resident visa to be eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion?
- Is there an Internet site with the exchange rates to convert foreign currencies to American dollars?