I live abroad, do I have to file a US tax return?
Most US citizens (including dual citizens and Green Card holders) living abroad do have to file a US federal tax return. This article will help you work out if you need to file.
You’ll need to file a 2021 US tax return when your annual worldwide income exceeds any of these thresholds:
- If you’re single with income over US$12,550
- If you’re married to an American or a Green Card holder with joint income over US$25,100
- If you’re married to a non-American and your own total income is over US$5 (that’s not a typo).
- If you’re Head of Household (Married or Divorced with US dependents) with total income over US$18,800
- If you’re self-employed or have any freelance income during the year over US$400
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