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US Expat Tax Calculator: Find Out If You Need to File US Taxes for 2023

How to Use the US Expat Tax Calculator

Understanding your tax filing obligations in the US as an expat can be complex. Our US expat tax filing obligation calculator is designed to help you quickly determine if you need to file a US tax return.

Here’s how to use it:

  1. Select Your Filing Status

  2. Enter Your Total Gross Income. This should include all income, regardless of whether it was earned within the US or abroad.

  3. Indicate if you, or your spouse if filing jointly, were 65 or older at the end of 2023. Age can affect your filing requirements.

  4. If you have earned more than $400 in self-employment income, select 'Yes'. Self-employment income has different tax implications and filing requirements.

  5. Review Your Information: Double-check the information you've entered for accuracy. 

  6. Calculate: Once you’ve entered all the necessary information, click the ‘Check Filing Requirement’ button. The calculator will process your information and display whether you need to file a US tax return for 2023.

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*Include all income regardless of whether it was earned in the US or abroad Don't include any social security benefits unless (a) you're married filing a separate return and you lived with your spouse at any time during 2023, or (b) one-half of your social security benefits plus your other gross income and any tax-exempt interest is more than $25,000 ($32,000 if married filing jointly). If (a) or (b) applies, see the Form 1040 and 1040-SR instructions to figure the taxable part of social security benefits you must include in gross income. Gross income includes gains, but not losses, reported on Form 8949 or Schedule D. Gross income from a business means, for example, the amount on Schedule C, line 7; or Schedule F, line 9. But in figuring gross income, don't reduce your income by any losses, including any loss on Schedule C, line 7; or Schedule F, line 9.

**Different filing thresholds apply if you can be claimed as a dependent. Please consult a tax professional for personalized advice.

Written by Lewis Grunfeld, CPA

Lewis Grunfeld, CPA, is a renowned expert in international and U.S. expat taxation, with expertise spanning over ten years. He has successfully helped thousands of expats around the world navigate complex international U.S. tax regulations, and achieve significant tax savings. His work is driven by a strongly rooted passion for assisting the expat community through a wide range of tax situations, ensuring tailored solutions for each unique situation.


This US Expat Tax Calculator is provided for informational and educational purposes only. The results presented by this tool should not be considered as definitive or as a substitute for professional tax advice.

By using this tool, you acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for any decisions or actions taken based on the information provided by the calculator. We make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by this tool.

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