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Hello and thank you for using Just Answer,Before leaving the United States or any of its possessions permanently or for an extended amount of time, all U.S. resident aliens and nonresident aliens (with certain exceptions) must prove they have met all federal tax requirements. This is done by obtaining a tax clearance document, commonly called a “sailing permit” or “departure permit”, from the IRS.Resident aliens leaving the U.S. with no definite plans to return for the year will generally have to complete Form 1040-C, U.S. Departing Alien Income Tax Return, to receive a sailing permit. You must pay all tax shown as due on the Form 1040–C or you must furnish a bond prior to departure. Any tax paid with your Form 1040-C counts as a payment on the annual return filed after the end of the tax year (either a Form 1040NR for nonresident aliens or a Form 1040 for resident aliens). If the IRS sees that leaving the U.S. will not jeopardize the collection of the tax, then the tax may not need to be paid with the Form 1040-C.
Apply for your sailing permits at least two weeks, but no earlier than 30 days, before leaving the U.S. To apply for a sailing permit, visit the nearest IRS Taxpayer Assistance Center (walk–in office).
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I left US in August 2012. I paid my taxes in April 2013. At the time when I left US, I thought I would return within a few months. However, it's looking more permanent now. What form should I fill out and do I need to pay any penalty for filling it out late.
So do I need to submit any form to the IRS now?
Sorry, I need some clarifications. Do I need to fill out Form 1040-C?
I left US in August 2012, filed my taxes in April 2013. I have been paying US taxes for the past 6 years. I have not been living in US since August 2012 and do not have any US income since August 2012. Do I need to send in the 1040-C form to IRS now?