Answer: Wrong. U.S. citizens working overseas are normally taxed on their income. You may qualify to exclude up to $92,900 of your income from taxes, but you still have to file a tax return every year. As you prepare your taxes this year, please look through the irs.gov website for detailed guidance, and specifically Publication 54, the Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad for 2011. This excellent tax guide can be found here: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p54.pdf
Frequently Asked Questions
The Embassy-designated courier companies now have phone numbers for assistance in English!
Ilyang : (02)3277-9472
Interested in serving the American community here in Korea?
The Embassy Warden program may be for you!
Protecting Americans overseas is vital part of our mission and is a duty we take very seriously. Our Embassy Wardens are essential to this mission by alerting Americans of emergency situations and by passing along information from the Embassy. Wardens also notify us about individual US citizens in trouble and about other issues that affect the American community here in Korea.
Please contact SeoulinfoACS@state.gov to learn more.
188 Sejong-daero, Jogno-gu
Seoul, Korea 03141