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I have just recieved my card and have to start paying US tax

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I have just recieved my green card and have to start paying US tax - what forms do I need to fill out ?

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You are now a permanent resident ... This means that you are a tax resident (as IRS would say)

WHICH means that you complete the same form that any US citizen completes to report their income and pay any tax due if enough was not withheld through work (or paid in as estimated taxes when self-employed.)

Form 1040.

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Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I am now a permanent resident and am married to a foreign service officer who is working at a us embassy in another country - i will only spend 16 days in teh us this year - am I entitled to any allowance against my overseas income

I believe I just answered this on another thread. The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion will likely apply.

I would use this IRS interactive tool to check:

https://www.irs.gov/help/ita/can-i-exclude-income-earned-in-a-foreign-country

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