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Old 04.04.2010, 17:41
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Filing US Income Tax for 2009

My fellow Americans...could someone please confirm, we (as US citizens living abroad), have until June to file our tax returns? (...the ones fulfilling the resident-abroad criteria)....without filing for an extension?

It used to be like that, then they changed it, now I think they changed it back before...the form is confusing!
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Old 04.04.2010, 18:20
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My fellow Americans...could someone please confirm, we (as US citizens living abroad), have until June to file our tax returns? (...the ones fulfilling the resident-abroad criteria)....without filing for an extension?

It used to be like that, then they changed it, now I think they changed it back before...the form is confusing!
Here you go: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/small/...=97324,00.html

EDIT: According to the IRS website, all tax due has to be paid by April 15 to avoid interest charges, but you have an automatic 2 month extension.
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Re: Filing US Income Tax for 2009

You need to fill out form 4868. Just go to the IRS website and search for this form. You can then view it as a PDF, fill it out, print, and send it by 15th April to the address for foreign residents (see instructions). There is a way to efile too.

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Old 04.04.2010, 19:25
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You need to fill out form 4868. Just go to the IRS website and search for this form. You can then view it as a PDF, fill it out, print, and send it by 15th April to the address for foreign residents (see instructions). There is a way to efile too.

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Only if you need beyond June 15th.

From the horse's mouth:

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If you reside overseas, or are in the military on duty outside the U.S., you are allowed an automatic 2-month extension to file your return until June 15. However, any tax due must be paid by the original return due date (April 15) to avoid interest charges.

If you are unable to file your return by the due date, you can request an additional extension to October 15 by filing Form 4868 before the return due date. However, any payments made after June 15 would be subject to both interest charges and failure to pay penalties.
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Old 04.04.2010, 19:32
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Only if you need beyond June 15th.
Thanks evilshell, I see that rule now. I'm just paranoid when it comes to the IRS so I'm filing for the extension anyway.
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