The Internal Revenue Service, IRS has issued a reminder to taxpayers living and working abroad that they must file their 2016 federal income tax return by Thursday, June 15.
The special June 15 deadline is available to both U.S. citizens and resident aliens abroad, including those with dual citizenship, the IRS statement said.
It noted however that “for those who can’t meet the June 15 deadline, tax-filing extensions are available and they can even be requested electronically.
In addition, a new filing deadline now applies to anyone with a foreign bank or financial account required to file an annual report for these accounts, often referred to as an FBAR.
An income tax filing requirement generally applies even if a taxpayer qualifies for tax benefits, such as the Foreign Earned Income exclusion or the Foreign Tax credit, which substantially reduce or eliminate U.S. tax liability. These tax benefits are only available if an eligible taxpayer files a U.S. income tax return.