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What is the Foreign Housing Deduction?


The IRS allows qualified US expats to deduct acceptable housing expenses from their total income. The limit changes every year and is based on a percentage of the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion. As the FEIE is increased annually for inflation, the Foreign Housing Allowance also increases annually. This is applied to a US expat tax return by attaching Form 2555.

For more information, please visit our video blog to learn how the Foreign Housing Allowance works.

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