Author Marsha Thomson

 
Marsha has over 15 years of experience in the world of expatriate tax. She joined GTN in 2013 and currently serves as Manager in GTN's Atlantic region where she focuses on compliance and consulting for independent clients, university and non-profit organizations, and small to emerging size expatriate populations. Marsha has lived in Rwanda, Namibia, and Romania, and has first-hand experience with many of the same challenges that expats face while on assignment. Because of this experience, she is able to translate challenging tax concepts into information that is clear, concise, and understandable. +1.646.915.3300 | mthomson@gtn.com
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Do You Have to File US Taxes Abroad If You’re Making Under $100K?

All US citizens and permanent residents must file federal income tax returns if they meet the IRS filing threshold. The amount of this threshold will vary depending on factors such as age, filing status, and type of income (i.e., income from employment or self-employment). For example, a single individual under the age of 65 would be required to file a 2019 US federal tax return if their gross income exceeded $12,200. If the earnings came from self-employment, this same person would need to file a US federal tax return if their net earnings exceeded $400.