Tax Law (Questions About Taxes)/Do I have to file?

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Hello John.

I live in Germany and because of a sickness I have been collecting state benefits from Germany since 2006.  I hold U.S. citizenship as well as Italian citizenship.  I earn about 300 € monthly.  Do I still need to file a U.S. tax return?  Thanks so much.

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Matthew:

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Your worldwide income is subject to U.S. income tax, regardless of where you reside.

Hopefully that answers your question,

John  

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John L. Tidwell

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Unemployment tax law both state and federal; determination of employer employee relationship; the usual 20 commonlaw factors for making that determination; and what makes me a liable employer.

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Over 20 years of field audit experience with a state agency

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Degree in Accounting from Falls Business College

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