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YouTube video text script - International Taxpayers-Introduction to the International Taxpayers Web Page

WELCOME TO THE IRS’S INTERNATIONAL INDIVIDUAL TAXPAYERS ASSISTANCE, OR IITA, VIDEO SERIES.

IN THIS VIDEO, WE WILL DEMONSTRATE HOW TO SEARCH FOR, AND NAVIGATE, THE INTERNATIONAL TAXPAYERS LANDING PAGE ON IRS.GOV .  

THIS LANDING PAGE INCLUDES VARIOUS TOPICS THAT CAN HELP YOU FULFILL YOUR U.S. FEDERAL INCOME TAX REQUIREMENTS.

THERE ARE TWO EASY WAYS TO GET TO THE HELPFUL INFORMATION ON OUR LANDING PAGE.

FIRST… GO TO THE IRS HOMEPAGE, IRS.GOV, AND TYPE “INTERNATIONAL TAXPAYERS” IN THE SEARCH BOX.

THEN, SIMPLY CLICK ON THE LINK FOR INTERNATIONAL TAXPAYERS TO GET TO THE LANDING PAGE.

THERE’S ALSO ANOTHER WAY TO FIND OUR LANDING PAGE.

GO TO THE IRS.GOV HOMEPAGE AND CLICK ON “INFORMATION FOR” IN THE UPPER RIGHT HAND CORNER .

IN THE DROP DOWN MENU, CLICK ON “INDIVIDUALS.”

THAT WILL TAKE YOU TO THE MAIN PAGE FOR INDIVIDUALS.  

FROM THERE, CLICK “INTERNATIONAL TAXPAYERS” ON THE LEFT SIDE.

YOU ARE NOW AT THE INTERNATIONAL TAXPAYERS LANDING PAGE.

NOW LET’S LOOK AT THE VARIOUS RESOURCES AVAILABLE ON THE IRS.GOV PAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL TAXPAYERS.

THERE ARE SIX MAIN CATEGORIE S IN THE CENTER OF THE LANDING PAGE.

THEY ARE TAXPAYERS LIVING ABROAD, RESIDENT ALIENS, FOREIGN STUDENTS, TERRITORY RESIDENTS, NONRESIDENT ALIENS AND OTHER CATEGORIES.

CLICK ON ANY LINK FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THAT TOPIC, INCLUDING TAX LAW, FORMS AND INST RUCTIONS,  THE ADDRESS TO SUBMIT TAX RETURNS AND PAYMENTS AND OTHER RESOURCES TO ANSWER YOUR TAX QUESTIONS.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF YOU’RE A U.S. CITIZEN OR RESIDENT ALIEN LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES, YOU MAY WANT TO  CLICK ON  “TAXPAYERS LIVING ABROAD”.

ONCE THERE, YOU’LL GET INFORMATION ON FILING REQUI REMENTS, WHEN AND WHERE TO FILE, INFORMATION ON INCOME, DEDUCTIONS, CREDITS AND MORE .

IF YOU ARE NOT A U.S. CITIZEN, BUT YOU’RE NOT SURE WHETHER YOU’RE A RESIDENT ALIEN, YOU SHOULD CLICK ON THE “RESIDENT ALIENS” CATEGORY.  

YOU’LL FIND INFORMATION TO HELP YOU DETERMINE YOUR U.S. TAX RESIDENCY STATUS AS WELL AS FILING REQUIREMENTS, AND OTHER INFORMATION .

GOING BACK NOW TO THE MAIN PAGE FOR INTERNATIONAL TAXPAYERS...

ON THE BOTTOM LEFT THERE IS A SECTION CALLED “TOP TASKS” WHERE YOU’LL FIND THE MOST FREQUENTLY VIEWED TOPICS LIKE ONE ON THE “TAXPAYER IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS” OR TIN.

ITINS ARE FOR INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE A U.S. TAX OBLIGATION BUT DON’T HAVE A U.S. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER AND ARE NOT QUALIFIED TO APPLY FOR ONE.

OTHER POPULAR TOPICS INCLUDE THE FOREIGN EARNED INCOME EXCLUSION AND THE FOREIGN TAX CREDIT, WHERE YOU CAN LEARN WHETHER YOU’RE QUALIFIED FOR THESE BENEFITS.

THERE ARE ALSO FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CLAIM THEM.

ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PAGE, YOU’LL SEE A SECTION ON “HELP AND RESOURCES”.  

THERE YOU WILL FIND INFORMATION ON TAX TREATIES, FORMS AND PUBLICATIONS, FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS, AS WELL AS CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TAXPAYERS LIVING OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES.

ON THE LEFT SIDE, YOU WILL FIND A COLUMN FOR “OTHER INTERNATIONAL INDIVIDUAL TOPICS,” WHICH INCLUDES RESOURCES LIKE WHAT INCOME FROM ABROAD IS TAXABLE, TAXATION OF DUAL-STATUS ALIENS AND INFORMATION ON TAX WITHHOLDING .

ANOTHER RESOURCE IS THE “INTERNATIONAL TAX TOPIC INDEX” ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE PAGE.

IT’S  A GATEWAY TO THE IRS TAX MAP, SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED FOR TAXPAYERS WITH INTERNATIONAL TAX QUESTIONS.

T HE IRS TAX MAP DISPLAYS ALL OF THE INFORMATION ORGANIZED BY TOPIC IN ONE PLACE, AS WELL AS OTHER TOPICS FROM ACROSS THE IRS WEBSITE.

IT ALSO SERVES AS A SEARCH ENGINE, WHERE YOU CAN FIND TOPICS LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER OR BY TYPING THE TOPIC IN THE SEARCH BOX.

THE LAST SECTION ON OUR LANDING PAGE IS DEVOTED TO “RELATED CONTENT.”

IT PROVIDES LINKS TO RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN INDIVIDUAL INTERNATIONAL TAX MATTERS, LIKE THE FOREIGN ACCOUNT TAX COMPLIANCE ACT AND  STREAMLINED FILING COMPLIANCE PROCEDURES.  

WE HOPE THIS PROVIDES A HELPFUL OVERVIEW.

THE INTERNATIONAL TAXPAYERS LANDING PAGE IS UPDATED PERIODICALLY.

SO, PLEASE CHECK BACK FREQUENTL Y FOR ANY NEW INFORMATION, RESOURCES AND INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS.

THANKS FOR WATCHING.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: 10-May-2016