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It is true that all US citizens are required to report their income worldwide. There are reliefs though for tax. He could file to exclude income up to an amount of the foreign earnings that is adjusted annually for inflation. There is also a foreign income tax credit allowed
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Adding him to your deeds does not increase tax nor does it make you liable for US tax unless letting.
He could be fined if he owes US tax.
He should look at the past nine years and file the US returns
A US return year is not closed if a return was never filed. He must file so the time to reassess begins to run out.
Yes, his portion would be at risk.
Do not add him until he gets the US tax situation taken care of
He may have no US tax liability. Under US tax law, the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE) for 2018 increased from $102,100 in 2017 to $104,100 in 2018. The FEIE amount for 2016 was $101,300, 2015 was $100,800, and 2014 was $99,200.
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Yes it does. Not for the time in the US if he was a citizen then but for all the other years , yes.
Jail , no.
US applies percentages for penalties based on the actual tax owed.
First, he needs to get the US forms completed to see if he does owe anything.
There is no need to worry yet about an amount until you know if he actually owes.
The back requirement to file would still be there. One of the first requirements is that you have filed all your were required to file.
He may be exempt from US tax after that. It depends on how much he earns.
If you expatriated on or after June 17, 2008, the new IRC 877A expatriation rules apply to you if any of the following statements apply.
If any of these rules apply, you are a “covered expatriate.”
If all federal tax requirements have not been satisfied for the 5 years prior to expatriation, the individual will be subject to the IRC 877 and 877A expatriation tax provisions even if the individual does not meet the monetary thresholds in IRC 877 or 877A.
Individuals who have expatriated should file all tax returns that are due, regardless of whether or not full payment can be made with the return. Depending on an individual’s circumstances, a taxpayer filing late may qualify for a payment plan.
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There are online options to file but I am not allowed to make recommendations. I woudl say use a professional.
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