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U.S. Income Tax

You can find comprehensive information on U.S. taxes for international taxpayers on the website of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at 

Quick links for obtaining information:

1. U.S. citizens Abroad

2. Members of the U.S. Military

3. Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) 

4. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

5. Tax Forms and Publications

6. Electronic Payment Website 

7. Refund Information

8.Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) Application:

Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR)

 While there are many legitimate reasons to own foreign financial accounts, they may need to be reported, even if no taxable income is generated. For information on FinCEN Form 114 (formerly TD F 90-22.1), go to 

Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)

You may be required to file the Form 8938, Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets, with your 2013 income tax returns, when the total value of your specified foreign financial assets exceeds certain amounts. Specified foreign financial assets include foreign financial accounts and foreign financial investment assets not held in a domestic or foreign account. The Form 8938 filing requirement does not replace or otherwise affect a taxpayer’s obligation to file an FBAR (see previous topic). For more information, please refer to the FATCA website at:

Special Resources for Taxpayers


International Revenue Services

If you are a taxpayer who lives outside the United States, the IRS has full-time permanent staff in 2 U.S. embassies and consulates. These offices have tax forms and publications, can help you with account problems, and answer your questions about notices and bills. You can reach these offices at the following telephone numbers, which include country or city codes if you are outside the local dialing area.

Taxpayers with specific individual or business account questions should contact the International Taxpayer Service Call Center by phone or fax. The International Call Center is operational Monday through Friday, from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Eastern Time):
Tel: 267-941-1000 (not toll-free)
Fax: 267-941-1055

If you are a tax professional or software provider calling about an e-file issue and it is not account related, please contact the e-help office in Austin at 512-416-7750 (not toll-free). Assistors are available Monday through Friday, from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Central time).






U. S. Embassy
Internal Revenue Service
24/31 Grosvenor Square
London W1K 6AH  
United Kingdom

Walk-in assistance
Tuesday through Thursday
9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Phone Service
Tel: [44] (207) 894-0477
Monday 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday through Thursday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon.
Fax [44] (207) 495-4224


U. S. Embassy Paris
Internal Revenue Service
2 Avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08 

Walk-in assistance 
Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon

Phone Service
Tel: [33] (1) 4312-2555
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Fax: [33] (1) 4312-2303


For immediate assistance from a taxpayer specialist, you can call or fax the IRS International Service Center office in Philadelphia, PA. The phone service is available Monday through Friday, for 17 hours each day, from 6:00 to 23:00, Eastern Time.

Telephone: 001-267-941-1000 (not toll-free)
Fax: 001-267-941-1055
Other IRS contact information: