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 http://www.irs.gov/
Quick links for obtaining 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 tohttp://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Small-Businesses-&-Self-Employed/Report-of-Foreign-Bank-and-Financial-Accounts-FBAR
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: http://www.irs.gov/Businesses/Corporations/Foreign-Account-Tax-Compliance-Act-(FATCA)
Special Resources for Taxpayers
- Individuals making $53,000 or less can use the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program for free tax preparation and, in many cases, free electronic filing.
- Individuals aged 60 and older can take advantage of free tax counseling and basic income tax preparation through Tax Counseling for the Elderly.
- Everyone can use tools provided by the IRS Free File program to prepare a federal tax return.
International Revenue Services
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) informed that all IRS overseas operations that previously provided taxpayer assistance, including walk-in assistance, ceased effective November 20, 2015.
With the closure of all IRS civil operations abroad, the IRS will no longer have emploees overseas to provide taxpayer assistance.
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)
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).
Individual taxpayers located outside the United States may contact the IRS by mail:
Internal Revenue Service
Philadelphia, PA 19255-0725
Business taxpayers located outside the United States also may contact the IRS by mail:
Internal Revenue Service
Ogden, UT 84201-0038
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)
Other IRS contact information: http://www.irs.gov/Help-%26-Resources