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U.S. CITIZENS ABROAD

U.S. citizens and green-card holders, no matter where they live continue to have annual U.S. income tax filing obligations, even though they may be resident in another country.  In addition to filing tax returns, there are a number of additional forms required to be filed to report interests in foreign assets and/or entities.  This course discusses the tax filing obligations of U.S. citizens and green card holder who are living abroad.

LESSON OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, “US Citizens Abroad”, participants will be able to:

  • Realize the U.S. tax obligations that U.S. Citizens and green-card holders are subject to
  • Identify the two mechanisms used to avoid double taxation and decide which of these to apply to individual situations.
  • Describe the various foreign reporting requirements that are required of U.S. persons holding interests in various assets or entities.
  • Discuss with their clients the consequences of not filing these returns and reports.kno
  • Know which programs are available that may provide relief from penalties to certain taxpayers
  • Advise clients on the U.S. estate and gift tax consequences when living overseas.

Course Guidelines

  • The self-study format allows you to access the material online 24/7 and study at your own pace
  • All Self-Study courses are to be completed, and the final exam submitted, within 1 year from the date of purchase as shown on your invoice. No extensions will be allowed.
  • To obtain CE credit, the participant must obtain a passing score of at least 70%.  Test takers will not be provided feedback on incorrect answers
  • Complete your final exam at any time and get graded instantly. You can retake the exam up to three times at no additional charge.
  • Upon passing the exam, you will be able to print your own certificate of completion.

Disclaimer

This course material deals with complex matters and may not apply to particular facts and circumstances.  As well, the material contained reflects laws and practices which are subject to change.  For these reasons, the course material should not be relied upon as a substitute for specialized professional advice