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Old 24.04.2007, 00:44
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Not filing US taxes

Hi there!

I visited my brother Jerome in Zurich, and he has lived there for nine years (we are from Chicago).

Anyway, JJ hasn't filed taxes in th States for nine years. I think this is a mistake.

Does anyone have an idea what is required?
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Re: Not filing US taxes

If your brother is a US citizen or green card holder living overseas he is still required to file US taxes. He may not owe, but there still is a rquirement to file. As he has not for so many years, he should seek qualified advise as to the best way to go about dealing with back filing.

See this thread on a related topic for more info:

double taxation-- how to avoid? American working in CH

A few years ago when visiting the States, I stopped at immigration, gave the nice man my passport, he swiped it, looked at the screen, and said:

"Thank you for paying your taxes, Ma'am. Welcome back to the United States."

I shudder to think what might have happened if I had not been paid up....

It's never a good idea to mess with the IRS.
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Re: Not filing US taxes


I'm also from Chicago but have lived in Zurich for a bit more than a year. I just found out myself that we have to file taxes in the USA regardless if we reside there or not. If your brother made above USD 82'400.00 he might have to pay some taxes to the US. If it is below that number than he will just have to file and hopefully they wont bother him.

I found a great advisor who may be able to help him so just give them a quick call and they'll explain everything you need to know.

Hope this helps.

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