John Mark Wendler: Do I need to file a U.S. Tax Return?

Athletes Abroad

Do I Need to File a U.S. Tax Return?

It is tax season in the U.S. right now. Everyone is receiving their tax documents from banks and employers to help fill out their tax returns, whether that is going DIY with Turbotax, walking into a retail shop, like H&R Block, or taking everything to a Certified Public Accountant. What do you do if you are a U.S. Citizen competing overseas though? You most likely won’t be receiving any of these documents, and there is a good chance, depending on how much money you are making, that you will owe significantly less U.S. tax than your friends working desk jobs in the U.S.

One common myth is, “I didn’t make any money in the U.S., and I wasn’t even in the U.S. for most of the year, I guess I don’t have to file a tax return.”  Again, this article is…

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