Do US Expats Really Get Extra Time to File Their Taxes?

US Taxpayers Living Abroad Have Until June 17 to File US Return and Pay US Tax

If you’re an American living outside the US, you’ve got extra time to file your taxes this year. The usual deadline is April 15, but if you’re living or working abroad, or if you’re on military duty outside the US, you can file your taxes by June 17, 2024.

Who Gets This Extra Time?

When you file your tax return, make sure to include a note saying why you’re eligible for the later deadline.

What if You Need More Time?

You can ask for more time to file your tax paperwork, extending the deadline to October 15, 2024. However, if you owe any tax, you still need to pay it by June 17.

You can also see the recent tweet by @IRSnerws for this above statement, shared on Apr 15, 2024, at 3:50 am 


Special Note for Some Taxpayers

Some Americans living in places like Israel, Gaza, or the West Bank might have until October 7, 2024, to file and pay taxes because of disruptions caused by recent events. Check the IRS notice for more details.

Benefits for Filing

Even if you live abroad, you might get some tax breaks, like not having to pay taxes on some of the money you earn overseas and getting credit for taxes you pay to other countries. But you need to file a US tax return to get these benefits.

Recent Updates:

Reporting Foreign Bank Accounts

Do US Expats Really Get Extra Time to File Their Taxes
Do US Expats Really Get Extra Time to File Their Taxes

Don’t forget to report any foreign bank or financial accounts you have:

Currency Conversion

When you report money amounts, convert everything to US dollars using the exchange rate from December 31 of the tax year. The IRS is okay with any exchange rate you use regularly.

For more details about tax filing for US citizens living abroad, you might want to check additional resources or professional advice to ensure everything is correct.

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