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My son is living and teaching in Thailand. He earned $8,000

My son is living and...
My son is living and teaching in Thailand. He earned $8,000 in 2010 as an English teacher in Thailand. He did not live in the USA, he did not earn any money in the USA and did not pay taxes in the USA in 2010. Does he need to file an income tax return?

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Good afternoon. Yes...if he is a U.S. citizen, his income earned in Thailand is subject to be taxed in the U.S. But, his standard deduction and personal exemption aggregate to an amount equal to $9350....so at $8,000, he doesn't meet the threshold necessary to owe taxes and thus he need not file.

 

 

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