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I haven't submitted re-portable income to IRS since but since I make less than $96,000 and have no investment income I have no tax liabilities, including Social Security since I did not work for US companies and deductions would have been one-sided and voluntary on my part. Correct?
Not exactly. If you did not report your income abroad and did not claim the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, if the IRS audited you they could deny the use of the exclusion.
Generally the claim for exclusion must be made with:
a timely filed return (including any extensions),
a return amending a timely filed return, or
a late-filed return filed within 1 year from the original due date of the return (determined without regard to any extensions).
You can choose the exclusion on a return filed after the periods described above, provided you owe no federal income tax after taking the exclusion into account. The IRS may push back when you do file but you can argue the use with them based on the fact that you declared and they did not find you out first.
The amount is determined when you do file for SSA but if you have not worked in any other instance that added to SSA then they are most likely correct on the amount.