FEIE: Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion is an IRS exemption that expats can claim when they file their federal tax return that allows them to exclude the first around $107,000 of their earned income from US taxation.

Foreign Earned Income Exclusion News

The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion can only be used to exclude earned income. Expats must also meet IRS criteria to prove that they live abroad. Whether it’s the best exemption to claim depends on each expat’s circumstances. Find out more here.

How to Calculate Physical Presence Test to Claim the FEIE

Moving abroad in the middle of the year

For some Americans moving abroad, filing taxes as an expat is the furthest thing from your mind. On the other hand, other Americans may already be researching how to claim the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion in preparation for their big move (more on this shortly!). No matter where you fall on the spectrum of preparedness […]

What Is a Bona Fide Resident for the FEIE?

Bona Fide Residence Test

While managing their US expat taxes, many expats encounter a crucial question: What is a bona fide resident? For expats filing taxes, the term refers to a qualifying test under a common IRS tax provision that US citizens and Green Card holders can use to offset their US tax liability. This is good news because […]

The Foreign Housing Exclusion: A Guide for US Expats

Foreign Housing Exclusion Guide for Expats

Moving overseas to live and work in a new country can be stressful. It’s not easy to sell your things, say goodbye to loved ones, and learn to adapt yourself to a new culture. Additionally, an aspect of moving overseas that prohibits many Americans from taking the leap is the potentially high costs of such […]

The FEIE Bona Fide Residence Test For Expats

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The Bona Fide Residence Test allows Americans living abroad to claim the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, as well as the Foreign Housing Exclusion or Deduction. Americans living abroad are still liable to file and pay US taxes, and the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion provides a way for Americans to exclude income earned while living abroad […]

The FEIE Physical Presence Test For US Expats

FEIE Physical Presence Test

Americans living abroad have to file a US federal tax return and declare their worldwide income, and they may also be liable to pay US income tax. One of the primary provisions that expats can use to exclude their income earned abroad from US tax liability is the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. This lets Americans […]

The Foreign Housing Exclusion: A Brief Guide for US Expats

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The Foreign Housing Exclusion allows American expats to deduct reasonable housing expenses from their taxable earned income. The Foreign Housing Exclusion is granted in conjunction with the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, but neither are granted automatically: you have to apply for them and file form 2555 with your annual return. The Foreign Housing Exclusion is […]