'Tis The Season
March 25, 2013, Panama City, Panama: Americans must file their required IRS forms by April 15 and their FBARs, if required, must be received by the U.S. Treasury Department by June 30.
Dear Live and Invest Overseas Reader,
The U.S. annual tax filing date is coming up. Americans have three weeks until the April 15 deadline. If you're living outside the United States, you get an automatic two-month extension until June 15. That extension applies both to filing and to paying any taxes due. The latter part is important, as a regular extension (obtained by filing Form 4868) applies only to filing, not to any payment owed. With a Form 4868 (which gives you until Oct. 15 to file), you must include payment to cover 90% of your 2012 tax liability to avoid penalties and interest.