Preparing for the 2015 Tax Filing Season (February 20, 2015)

February 20, 2015

American citizens 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 of the responsibility for filing a tax return. However, U.S. citizens living and/or working abroad may be entitled to various deductions, exclusions and credits. The IRS has provided guidance for U.S. taxpayers under Federal Benefits and Obligations on travel.state.gov.

For more information on U.S. tax issues, technical tax questions and individual IRS forms please consult the Internal Revenue Service web page.

The Internal Revenue Service, Philadelphia Service Center, provides taxpayer assistance for Nigeria. The Service Center can provide tax forms and publications, can help you with account problems and can assist with the preparation of current and prior year tax returns. You can reach the office at the following address:

Internal Revenue Service
11601 Roosevelt Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19154
Phone: (215) 516-2000
Fax: (215) 516-2555

Hours of operation are from 6:00 am – 11:00 pm Eastern Standard Time. The Philadelphia Service Center services all overseas filers, including military personnel stationed abroad.

The Consular sections in Abuja and Lagos cannot answer tax-related questions. All questions should be addressed directly to the IRS at http://www.irs.gov.

Information on filing state taxes is available by searching the home page of your respected state.

To see this information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, click here.