IRS Tries to Make Life Easier for Expats
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IRS International Tax Map
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Foreign Earned Income Exclusion 2013
You may be able to exclude up to $97,600 of your foreign earned income in 2013.
Foreign Housing Exclusion and Deduction 2013
In addition to the foreign earned income exclusion, you also can claim an exclusion or a deduction from gross income for your housing amount if your tax home is in a foreign country and you qualify for the exclusions and deduction under either the bona fide residence test or the physical presence test.
Your housing amount is the total of your housing expenses for the year minus the base housing amount which depends on where you are living. See page 6 on Form 2555 INS .