International employee reporting pay to the IRS?
This friend has not reported to the IRS in 17 years. He is employed by Berlitz. What should he do at this point.
- Elaine MLv 78 months ago
He needs to consult his own tax person. You're not responsible for forcing anyone to pay.
- SlickterpLv 78 months ago
If he lives outside the US and never enters the US, then he owes no US taxes (but is obligated to file, if he is a US citizen).
- NALv 78 months ago
You don't give enough facts.
Is this a US citizen? Or a foreign person living in the US?
In a given year, how much income did they have?
In 2019, a US person could make less than $12,200 world wide and not have a filing requirement. If the US person lived and worked abroad, they could make a lot more and not owe, but in order to claim the foreign earned income exclusion, one must file (and before IRS figures out they should have).
- STEVEN FLv 78 months ago
At this point, he should consult a tax attorney. You didn't provide sufficient information to determine if he actually owes US Federal income tax. I can nearly guarantee he needs professional help to properly determine the amount. I can absolutely guarantee that he needs an attorney to submit 17 years of returns to the IRS without creating a huge mess.
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- regeruggedLv 78 months ago
He should leave the country and stay away.
- Max HooplaLv 78 months ago
File six years of returns. That is as far back as IRS will want to go.