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If you are working for a contractor, there is no Afghan tax.
You will pay US tax on your income, UNLESS you qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion.
To qualify, you will need to be outside the US for at least 330 of any 365 consecutive days. So if you have a 12 month assignment, be sure you don't spend more than about 30 days in the US.
You can exclude up to about $92K in wages per year. If the qualifying period is only partially within a tax year, you will get a pro-rated exlcusion amount in each tax year.
Hi, How is "contractor" defined? The company I will work for is based in Dubai. I am a Swedish citizen. Thanks
I will then opt out. My advice is for US citizens.
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Live in Sweden but for less than 183 days? You are not considered tax resident and pay tax only on the income earned in Sweden.
Please read page 4. It explains if you are or are not considered a resident for taxation purposes and the rates that apply.
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Dubai grants an exemption, so it will be "carried " to Afghanistan.
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