American Educators Abroad
We serve many Americans who work as teachers and professors in international schools and universities.
First - the ‘not so great news’. If you are a US citizen or green card holder working at an international school or university overseas, you are still required to file a US tax return.
Now - the good news. In most cases you will not owe any taxes to the IRS.
Because of the expat exclusion, roughly the first $100,000 are tax free. Beyond that, whatever taxes you are paying in your resident country are used to offset your U.S. tab obligation - so in the end you would owe nothing. The catch is that you must actually file the tax return (and do so correctly) to benefit from these tax saving opportunities. Otherwise, the IRS could deny you these benefits and make you pay tax.