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U.S. Tax Question-Salary $7,000 CHF

Hello,

I know I have to file taxes, but I can't seem to find online which form to use. I don't want a tax accountant because I didn't generate a lot of income last year. I made about $7,000 CHF. I am married to a Swiss, but don't want to involve him or his income in U.S. taxes. I know I have a 2 month extension, but what form do I send for a sum of money this small. I don't own any property in the U.S. or Switzerland. Anyone have a quick answer?

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Re: U.S. Tax Question-Salary $7,000 CHF

I do not understand your question.... You live in CH and you have income in US?
The income comes from US or CH....It was 7000 Chf or 7000$ per month/ per year ?.
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Old 02.04.2011, 22:24
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Re: U.S. Tax Question-Salary $7,000 CHF

If it is 7000 for the year, then do nothing.

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Hello,

I know I have to file taxes, but I can't seem to find online which form to use. I don't want a tax accountant because I didn't generate a lot of income last year. I made about $7,000 CHF. I am married to a Swiss, but don't want to involve him or his income in U.S. taxes. I know I have a 2 month extension, but what form do I send for a sum of money this small. I don't own any property in the U.S. or Switzerland. Anyone have a quick answer?

Thanks!
You can file as 'married, filing singly'
You need IRS forms 1040 and 2555. YOu can download these and print them. The latter form is for foreign income exclusion.
It'd be nice if they changed the 1040EZ form to accomodate people who earn less than the foreign income exclusion but there's probably some
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Re: U.S. Tax Question-Salary $7,000 CHF

You do not need to file if you make under U$9,000 per year. The exact number is a bit higher than that. You can find it on the IRS website.

ETA: I should say that you don't need to file income tax returns under the threshold, but you do need to deal with the self employed tax issue if you are a freelancer.

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Re: U.S. Tax Question-Salary $7,000 CHF

I made $7,000 CHF, in Switzerland almost like $7,000 USD for the year. I work as an English teacher for a Sprachschule and only began last Aug, so that is how much I made from Aug to Dec. I am not 100 percent. Don't you still have to submit some kind of form if it is under $9,000?

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I made $7,000 CHF, in Switzerland almost like $7,000 USD for the year. I work as an English teacher for a Sprachschule and only began last Aug, so that is how much I made from Aug to Dec. I am not 100 percent. Don't you still have to submit some kind of form if it is under $9,000?
Sorry, crfesi, if you are married the limit is much less, U$3,650

See here:
http://www.irs.gov/publications/p54/...blink100047318
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