Tax Information for U.S. Taxpayers Overseas
U.S. citizens or resident aliens must report their worldwide income on their federal income tax returns. Living abroad or earning income outside the United States does not relieve a U.S. citizen or resident alien of the responsibility for filing a tax return. However, living and/or working abroad taxpayers may be entitled to various deductions, exclusions and credits.
There are no U.S. Internal Revenue Services in Cyprus. For tax assistance, please visit the official IRS website or the International Services page on the IRS website. Links to specific tax questions and resources are available on the Department of State’s website under Federal Benefits and Obligations.
Taxpayers with specific individual or business account questions should contact the International Taxpayer Service Call Center. The Call Center is operational Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. EST and may be contacted at:
Tel: +1 (267) 941-1000 (not toll-free)
Fax: +1 (267) 941-1055
Information on tax refunds to taxpayers living abroad can be found at: https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/helpful-tips-for-effectively-receiving-a-tax-refund-for-taxpayers-living-abroad
Coronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments (EIP)
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is responsible for administering the COVID-19 Economic Impact Payments. The U.S. Embassy cannot cash your EIP check and cannot provide further assistance or answer questions regarding your check after receipt. All information regarding the Economic Impact Payments, including who is eligible and how payment will be disbursed, is found on the IRS website:
Please note: The IRS can only deposit to a US-affiliated bank account. U.S. citizens abroad should consider designating someone with Power of Attorney to handle tax and banking matters in the United States in their absence.
- Forms and Publications
- Federal Benefits and Obligations
- Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers (ITIN)
- Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA)
- Joint Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) FAQ
- International Taxpayer – Tax Treaty Benefits
- Frequently Asked Questions
- State and International Tax Offices
- Online Tools and Resources