Who is required to file a US tax return?

Many people may be surprised to learn that they do not have to file a federal tax return in the United States of America.

What to claim, foreign tax credit (Form 1116) or foreign earned income exclusion (Form 2555)?

In order to provide relief from double taxation, both the Foreign Tax Credit and the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion are meant to do so; yet, they accomplish this goal in quite different ways.

Do I continue filing a state tax return?

Some states really do not have income taxes, which makes life much easier for you.