Filing U.S. Income Taxes

Status as a Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) may have U.S. income tax implications, and it is the green card holder’s obligation to comply with all applicable tax laws. In order to maintain status as a LPR, an individual should always file taxes if required to do so and should never file U.S. taxes as a “nonresident” even if temporarily residing outside of the U.S.

If working temporarily outside of the U.S. and required to pay taxes in that country, there may still be U.S. tax obligations, and failure to file U.S. taxes could result in abandonment of residency. Individuals may wish to consult with a tax advisor with any further questions.