Under I.R.C. §911, a U.S. citizen or resident can elect to exclude as much as $91,400 (for tax year 2009) of foreign earned income and some or all foreign housing costs from taxable gross income if two conditions are met. First, the individual must satisfy either a foreign presence or bona fide residence test. Second, the individual’s tax home must be in a foreign country. The first requirement (foreign presence/bona fide residence test) is satisfied when: (i) the individual is a U.S. citizen or resident who is physically present in a foreign country for at least 330 full days during any 12 consecutive months, or (ii) the individual is a U.S. citizen who is a bona fide resident of a foreign country for an uninterrupted period that includes an entire tax year. The second requirement is satisfied if the individual’s tax home – i.e. main place of business, employment, or post of duty – is in a foreign country. Tax home generally means the place where the individual is permanently or indefinitely engaged to work as an employee or self-employed individual.
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