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Filing US taxes, how to show proof of income?

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Shelley

@PetraWyatt Welcome to the forum and thanks for your efforts to help but as this post was made in 2014 I am pretty sure they have got it sorted by now.

 

Just check the date so your answers are relevant.

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NinjaTurtle

There is no need to show proof of income for income earned in China. This one is on an 'honor system'.

 

Use the 1040. Status is married filing separately. Don't forget to file your state taxes!  You should not need a 2555. You can deduct taxes paid to China from taxes owed to the US (I think this is form 1666). If you take the standard deduction, you will probably not owe any taxes to the US. Your Chinese employer should give you a 'Chinese w-2'.  You can include a copy of your 'Chinese w-2' when you file but this is absolutely not required (and I would not recommend it).

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Shelley

@NinjaTurtle Interesting answer, but again I point out this post is over 4 years old.

 

I suspect all the original posters have sorted it by now, but your answer may be useful to others.

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"You can deduct taxes paid to China from taxes owed to the US."

 

In general, you can deduct or credit foreign income taxes. But you can't deduct or credit foreign income taxes on excluded income. Many other rules apply.

 

This whole field is a minefield of complications that doesn't lend itself to the quick and simple answers you find on discussion forums.

 

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