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raul_m
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Tax Form for a Retired American Citizen Living Permanently Abroad

My aunt is a retired American citizen (Dual Citizen of the Philippines) who is permanently residing in the Philippines. Her accountant files a 1040 Non Resident Alien tax form for her. Is this correct? I understand the non resident portion but she's an American citizen and not a Resident Alien.  Also, when I put her information in Turbo Tax, indicating that she lives year round in the Philippines, it uses the 1040 SR for her.  Which tax form is the correct one for her to use? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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pk
Level 13
Level 13

Tax Form for a Retired American Citizen Living Permanently Abroad

@raul_m , as an American citizen, where one lives , one files as a citizen i.e. form 1040 or 1040-SR.  She cannot file as a Non-Resident or as a Resident Alien -- your accountant is wrong.  Please follow TurboTax instructions -- she files a 1040-SR no matter where she lives ( permanently or otherwise ).

 

If you need more help on this please, let me what I can do for you or the help you need 

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pk
Level 13
Level 13

Tax Form for a Retired American Citizen Living Permanently Abroad

@raul_m , it should not matter -- US does not recognize dual- citizenship --- the tax laws view  her as just US citizen-- just like Philippines  probably would view her as a Philippine citizen ONLY.

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pk
Level 13
Level 13

Tax Form for a Retired American Citizen Living Permanently Abroad

@raul_m , as an American citizen, where one lives , one files as a citizen i.e. form 1040 or 1040-SR.  She cannot file as a Non-Resident or as a Resident Alien -- your accountant is wrong.  Please follow TurboTax instructions -- she files a 1040-SR no matter where she lives ( permanently or otherwise ).

 

If you need more help on this please, let me what I can do for you or the help you need 

raul_m
Level 2

Tax Form for a Retired American Citizen Living Permanently Abroad

Thanks for your help. That was very helpful. Just wanted to make sure that it wouldn’t matter that she’s a dual citizen of the US and the Philippines right, that is, she would still file the 1040-SR?

pk
Level 13
Level 13

Tax Form for a Retired American Citizen Living Permanently Abroad

@raul_m , it should not matter -- US does not recognize dual- citizenship --- the tax laws view  her as just US citizen-- just like Philippines  probably would view her as a Philippine citizen ONLY.

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