If you are a citizen of the United States of America, then it is likely that every year, in the months leading up to April, you hear all sorts of rumors about changes in the US tax code that will make your life even more difficult. At least that has been our experience. Fortunately, the Internal Revenue Service Representative in Beijing will be holding two identical tax workshops this year at the Beijing American Center (BAC) to help elevate the confusion.
The workshop will cover:
· Who must file tax returns – how about a foreign spouse?
· Foreign Earned Income Exclusion – who is eligible and how much can you exclude?
· Foreign Tax Credit – can you take this in conjunction with the exclusion?
· Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) – what is it and does it apply to you?
· New foreign asset reporting requirement – What is Form 8938 and who must file this?
Both workshops will be held at the Beijing American Center. The first session will be on Friday, February 22nd from 4:00pm-6:00 pm. The second session will be on Monday, March 18th from 8:00 am-10:00 am. The content of both sessions will be the same. To register, please send an email to BeijingBAC@state.gov with the phrase “IRS tax workshop” in the subject line. Please also indicate which session you plan to attend. Only those who have pre-registered and show photo ID at the door (U.S. passport, valid driver’s license, green cards, etc) will be admitted.
Beijing American Center
Suite 2801, Jingguang Center
Hu Jia Lou, Chaoyang District, Beijing
Tel: (010) 6597-3242
Fax: (010) 6597-3247
BAC website: (site.douban.com/127124)
The Beijing American Center (BAC) is located on the 28th floor of the Jingguang Center (京广中心), which is on the northwest corner of Jingguang Bridge at the East Third Ring Road. The nearest Metro stop is Hujialou – Line 10 (呼家楼), exit D. Trains run approximately every 3 minutes throughout the day. A map of for the BAC can be found at: http://g.co/maps/6tazp <http://g.co/maps/6tazp> .
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