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Form 2555: The maximum foreign earned income exclusion is adjusted annually for inflation. For 2017, the maximum exclusion has increased to $102,100. You need to file an income tax return to claim the exclusion.

Annual Exclusion for Gifts:  For calendar year 2018, the first $ 15,000 of gifts by US persons to any person are not included in the total amount of taxable gifts under IRC § 2503. For gifts by US persons to spouses who are not US citizens, the first $ 152,000 of gifts are not included.

Currency Exchange Rates:

Year-End: The Treasury Department's 2017 year-end exchange rate for Form 8938 and the FBAR (FinCEN Form 114)  is USD 1 = EUR 0.8330.

Average: The 2017 average annual exchange rate published by the IRS is USD 1 = EUR 0.923.


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