Hello and thank you for using Just Answer,If you did not file a return or an extension and you are outside the US living you are still not late. You are allowed an automatic 2-month extension to file your return and pay federal income tax if you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, and on the regular due date of your return:
You are living outside the United States and Puerto Rico and your main place of business or post of duty is outside the United States and Puerto Rico, or
You are in military or naval service on duty outside the United States and Puerto Rico.
If you use a calendar year, the regular due date of your return is April 15. Even if you are allowed an extension, you will have to pay interest on any tax not paid by the regular due date of your return.
To use this automatic 2-month extension, you must attach a statement to your return explaining which of the two situations listed earlier qualified you for the extension. One would think that the IRS would know if they are receiving the Form 2555 or there is a foreign address but they request the statement.
The person that told you there is no problem as long as you are not oweing tax was correct in the fact that penalties are assessed on the Balance Due amount, so no Balance Due means no penalty.
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