Do I have to file a US tax return while living in the UAE?

Yes, US citizens and green card holders must file a US tax return on their worldwide income, even if they live abroad.

What are the filing requirements?

Filing requirements depend on your status and income thresholds.

  • Single: $13,850 for 2024.
  • Married Filing Jointly: $27,700 for 2024.
  • Married Filing Separately: $5.

What should US expats in the UAE understand?

  • Mandatory Filing: Most US citizens and green card holders will need to file due to low thresholds.
  • Importance of Compliance: Staying compliant avoids penalties and fines.
  • Seek Professional Advice: Consult a tax professional specializing in expatriate taxation to ensure you meet all requirements and take advantage of applicable benefits.

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