Hello, I am an American living in Germany with my German husband. We file our taxes together in Germany, but I haven't filed in the US in 4 years. What can I do?
As a US citizen, you are required to report worldwide income on your US taxes. If you meet certain requirements, you can exclude your foreign income. See Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. The maximum exclusion is $103,900 for 2018. If you pay taxes to Germany on the same amount of money you report on your US taxes, you can claim a foreign tax credit.