With more and more expatriates working outside the United States, many tax questions arise when an employee is given options to buy stock in the foreign company employer. Stock options are increasingly becoming an important element of the international executive’s compensation package. There are wonderful opportunities to be had with stock options, but there are … Continue reading US Tax Treatment: Stock Options from Your Foreign Employer
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No FEIE/ Section 911 Exclusion – Stuck in the USA Due to COVID-19? Taxpayers With a US “Abode”
With tax filing time looming, US taxpayers abroad should take heed when claiming the Section 911 “Foreign Earned Income” and “Foreign Housing Exclusion” benefits (FEIE). Two recent cases show how easy it is to lose the FEIE benefits granted to qualifying taxpayers living and working in a foreign country. (My blog post here explains the … Continue reading No FEIE/ Section 911 Exclusion – Stuck in the USA Due to COVID-19? Taxpayers With a US “Abode”
Foreign Earned Income Exclusion: What is “Earned Income”?
Americans working abroad may be eligible to exclude certain foreign earned income (wages, compensation for services) from US taxable income under the rules governing the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE). The FEIE amount is adjusted annually for inflation. The amount for 2018 is US$104,100 per individual; for 2019 the amount is US$105,900 per individual. In … Continue reading Foreign Earned Income Exclusion: What is “Earned Income”?