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Americans Abroad: The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (Form 2555) (4153008A)
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The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and related housing deduction/exclusion are ways for Americans abroad to reduce or eliminate their U.S. income tax liability. Qualifying for these benefits, however, is complex and understanding what may be excluded is not always clear. Learn how to determine whether an individual will qualify for the exclusion and how to prepare Form 2555.

2/9/2016
When: 2/9/2016
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: Webcast/Webinar
Presenter: Philip D. Hodgen Esq, LLM
Contact: April Deneault
801-834-6634


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The Foreign Earned Income Exclusion and related housing deduction/exclusion are ways for Americans abroad to reduce or eliminate their U.S. income tax liability. Qualifying for these benefits, however, is complex and understanding what may be excluded is not always clear. Learn how to determine whether an individual will qualify for the exclusion and how to prepare Form 2555.

  

Objectives: 

Determine Foreign Earned Income Exclusion eligibility.

Identify how to prepare Form 2555 to take advantage of the exclusion.

 

Major Subjects:

Section 911

Foreign source vs domestic source earned income
Bona fide resident test
Physical presence test

 

Designed For:

Tax practitioners advising U.S. taxpayers on foreign tax issues or preparing income tax returns for Americans abroad.

 

Prerequisite: None

 

Advanced Prep: None

  

Speaker: Philip D. Hodgen Esq, LLM

Vendor: CalCPA

Field of Study: Taxation

Level:  Overview

CPE Credit: 1 hour

Acronym: AAITF

 

Registration Fees:

Members: $35

Nonmembers: $50

 

Meet the Speaker:

Philip D. W. Hodgen is the principal attorney for Hodgen Law Group, which specializes in the international tax arena. He earned his undergraduate degree from Claremont McKenna College and his law degree from the School of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles. He then went on to earn a Master of Laws degree with a specialty in taxation from the University of San Diego School of Law.   Admitted to the California bar in 1982, Mr. Hodgen spent nine years in law firms and with a large U.S. bank before starting his own firm in 1991. For six years of his youth, he lived in Rhodesia, South Africa and New Zealand.   Mr. Hodgen is a past chair of the International Tax Committee of the State Bar of California's Tax Section and was a member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California's Tax Section for 2004-2007.   Mr. Hodgen frequently speaks on a variety of international tax, trust and estate topics to attorneys, accountants, real estate professionals and other groups.

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