Taking advantage of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

Today we want to tell you another success story and share how 1040 Abroad solved the tax problems, which our clients were facing. In today’s edition, we present you Mark’s story.

Mark, a U.S. citizen, recently moved to Ecuador and got a professional 9-V visa/immigration status there. He was still going occasionally making trips to the United States, about 60 days per year.

He had his local Ecuadorian accountant prepare his U.S. tax return. He was advised that since he spent less than 330 days in a foreign country, he was not eligible for the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion

After discussing with him, I found out that Mark had substantial ties with Ecuador, making him eligible for the Bona Fide Resident Test. We filed an amended tax return claiming a refund of about $10,000.

For more information on the kind of ties needed to meet the Bona Fide Residence test, I invite you to check out my file at tiny.cc/feie-tool

Thanks to 1040 Abroad’s understanding of these tax issues, he was now at peace and saved thousands of dollars. Now Mark is proud to have the peace of mind that her tax situation has been dealt with correctly while legally minimizing her tax owing.

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