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Well, to start with, if you are a "green card" holder, as you probably know, you are taxed in the same manner as a US Citizen. If you are a resident of California, you will be taxed on your worldwide income, no matter where the work is performed.
If you were to be subject to income tax in another country, then in most cases you would be able to use any tax paid to a foreign country as a credit against your US taxes, up to the amount of US Tax due on the same foreign work. That prevents you from being taxed twice on the same income.
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Well, not really if you are a California resident & green card holder. As I said, you would be taxed in the same manner as a US Citizen, which means you are taxed on your worldwide income no matter where it is performed.
We do have what is called a "foreign income exclusion", but that only applies if you are working overseas and out of the country or if not working, away from the US for 330 full days out of 1 12 month period. I didn't get into the additional qualifying details since your description of your plans indicated that you would be working overseas for a series of 2 or 3 retreats a year overseas, but that you would be living in California.
Perhaps you would want to explore moving your residence back to the UK if the tax consequences are too ominous here in the US? The only other possible credits available to you, as I previously mentioned, isn't really a tax savings as you would be taxed on your worldwide income, but receive a credit against your US taxes for any tax paid to most foreign governments (except terrorist states).
I wish I had better news for you, but unfortunately the rules are pretty straightforward and as a green card holder you are taxed in the same manner as US citizens are taxed.
(Please don't shoot the messenger).
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