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Tax Trails - Am I Required to File a U.S. Individual Income Tax Return (for U.S. Citizens/Resident Aliens Living Abroad and Nonresident Aliens)?
Were you a U.S. resident alien?
A resident alien of the United States for tax purposes is an individual who:
- Meets the green card test; or
- Meets the substantial presence test; or
- Is a nonresident alien married to a U.S. citizen or resident alien and makes a joint election with his or her U.S. citizen or resident alien spouse to be treated as a U.S. resident alien
See Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens, for more information.
Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 01-Jan-2016