Form 2555 and the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion
Target Audience: CPAs, EAs, RTRPs
Field of Study: Taxation (NASBA); Federal Tax (IRS)
Seminar Level: Beginner
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DISCLAIMER: THIS SEMINAR WAS FILMED IN ORLANDO, FLORIDA, ON July 29, 2010, AND THE INFORMATION WAS CORRECT AT THE TIME OF RECORDING.
The Large Business and International operating division delivered this seminar at the IRS Nationwide Tax Forum in Orlando, Florida, in July 2010.
Susie, a US citizen, is starting a new career in Rome, Italy, and may be eligible for some special tax benefits. Learn the rules for obtaining these benefits, including the foreign earned income exclusion, the foreign housing exclusion, and the concepts of tax home, physical presence test, and bona fide resident test. In addition, learn how Susie should complete her Form 2555. Grab a cappuccino, hop on your Vespa, and join us for a trip to Italy!
UPDATE: The foreign earned income exclusion limitation amount has changed since this seminar was recorded. The limitation is $92,900 for 2011 and $95,100 for 2012.
By the end of this presentation you will:
- understand the eligibility requirements for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion.
- be familiar with the tests for determining residence for tax purposes.
- understand the rules that determine what qualifies as foreign earned income.
- know how to determine if foreign housing exclusion applies.
No prerequisites or advanced preparation are required for this seminar.