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I have a question about who I will file taxes to, the U.S.

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I have a question about who I will file taxes to, the U.S. Federal Government or Guam.

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My question is in regards ***** ***** bona fide residence test. I think I fit two, but it's the closer connection to the U.S. and in relation to my specific job.

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I work for a religious missionary order based in Orlando. I receive my paychecks from Orlando while working in Guam temporarily. When I file my taxes, I am considered self employed as my company does not withhold SS.

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Customer reply replied 1 month ago
All my donors are on the Mainland U.S. I am not registered to vote in Guam, though I have a drivers license. My banking is done with banks based on the mainland, Chase and Bank of America. When I fill out entry cards when visiting foreign countries, I use my address in California as my home address.
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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

An individual is generally considered a bona fide resident of a territory/possession (in your case, Guam) if he or she

(1) is physically present in the territory for 183 days during the taxable year,

(2) does not have a tax home outside the territory during the tax year, and

(3) does not have a closer connection to the U.S. or a foreign country. However, U.S. citizens and resident aliens are permitted certain exceptions to the 183-day rule.

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/individuals-living-or-working-in-us-possessions

Based on the information you provided, you would file a tax return in the U.S. only.

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No. That's all for now. Thanks for helping me clear up my confusion.

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