Do i have to file Illinois tax return if i live in overseas - South Korea?
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Do i have to file Illinois tax return if i live in overseas - South Korea?

I would like to know if i need to file the Illinois tax return if I am living in overseas in Korea. I have been living in korea more than a year now, working for the China affiliated Korean company. Lived in China for 3 years before. i don't have any home or property illinois, no income in illinois, and have illinois driver license. Help on this would be very appreciated!
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Do i have to file Illinois tax return if i live in overseas - South Korea?

You are correct.  You will not file an Illinois return because you are not living in Illinois anymore.  And while you are required to file a US return, most if not all of your income may qualify for the Foreign Income Exclusion.  Here is an IRS website with more information on this subject:  https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/foreign-earned-income-exclusion

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Do i have to file Illinois tax return if i live in overseas - South Korea?

i forgot to mention that i have credit cards and bank account made in illinois address which is my parents home address. i am not sure this would make me require to file for illinois tax return. Could you help with the answer again if i still don't need to file the illinois state tax turn?  i am currently married and living with my Korean spouse in Korea.
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Do i have to file Illinois tax return if i live in overseas - South Korea?

i think you have to file taxes w the IRS in the US as long as you yourself are still an american citizen
Employee Tax Expert

Do i have to file Illinois tax return if i live in overseas - South Korea?

Yes, you do.  If you click on the link in my answer, you will be able to find out how a significant amount of income may be excluded from the U.S. tax return.  But it still must be filed to show the exclusion.  In addition, if your income is above the exclusion amount, you still may get a credit for taxes you must pay to the country where you are working.  Nevertheless, you are still required to actually file the return, even if you do not owe anything.
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