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How do you handle income earned by civilian in a combat zone or qualified Hazardous Duty Area

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He should have a W2, and may be eligible for the foreign earned income exclusion. Follow this link:

https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/foreign-earned-income-exclusion

 

 

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If the person doesn't meet the Physical Presence Test (330 days) can they still claim the Foreign Income Exclusion because they were working in a combat zone or qualified Hazardous Duty Area and if so how would you do it?

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The rules say: 

 you must be one of the following:

  • A U.S. citizen who is a bona fide resident of a foreign country or countries for an uninterrupted period that includes an entire tax year,
  • A U.S. resident alien who is a citizen or national of a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty in effect and who is a bona fide resident of a foreign country or countries for an uninterrupted period that includes an entire tax year, or
  • A U.S. citizen or a U.S. resident alien who is physically present in a foreign country or countries for at least 330 full days during any period of 12 consecutive months.
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