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You can exclude $97,600 for 2013. The exclusion requirements are as follows
- A U.S. citizen who is a bona fide resident of a foreign
country or countries for an uninterrupted period that includes an entire tax year,
- A U.S. resident alien
who is a citizen or national of a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty in effect and who is a bona fide resident of a foreign country or countries for an uninterrupted period that includes an entire tax year, or
- A U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident alien who is physically present in a foreign country or countries for at least 330 full days during any period of 12 consecutive months.Extension
of time to meet tests. You generally cannot get an extension of more than 6 months. However, if you are outside the United States and meet certain requirements, you may be able to get a longer extension.
You can get an extension of more than 6 months to file your tax return
if you need the time to meet either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test to qualify for either the foreign earned income
exclusion or the foreign housing exclusion or deduction
Below is a link is a great IRS
publication on this topic for your reference.
does not allow a foreign tax credit
or a foreign earned income exclusion, but in CA you can only have one tax home at one time. You can have only one domicile at a time .
A change of domicile requires all of the following:
• Abandonment of your prior domicile .
• Physically moving to and residing in the new locality .
• Intent to remain in the new locality permanently or indefinitely as demonstrated by your actions
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