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Leaving the USA for a Work Assignment? Learn I.R.C. Section 911 Basics

July 26, 2022

Do you have U.S. employees working outside the United States? The general foreign income exclusion in I.R.C. § 911(a) allows qualified taxpayers to elect to exclude their foreign earned income up to an amount that is adjusted annually for inflation ($112,000 for 2022). Qualified taxpayers can also exclude from income, or deduct in specified cases, increased housing costs above what a hypothetical taxpayer would have to pay for U.S. housing. Rufus Rhoades, author of the Rhoades & Langer U.S. International Taxation and Tax Treaties treatise, tells us more in this video in our practice video series.

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