Internal Revenue Service (U.S. Taxes)

There is no representative of the IRS at the U.S. Embassy in Port Louis.  For information on filing federal tax returns, please contact:

Internal Revenue Service
Philadelphia Office
Phone:  +1 (267)-941-1000
Fax:      +1 (267)-941-1055
Internal Revenue Service
International Accounts
Philadelphia, PA 19255-0725

U.S. citizens living abroad are generally subject to the same individual shared responsibility provision as U.S. citizens living in the United States. Starting in 2014, the individual shared responsibility provision calls for each individual to have minimum essential coverage (MEC) for each month, qualify for an exemption, or make a payment when filing his or her federal income tax return. However, U.S. citizens or residents living abroad for at least 330 days within a 12-month period are treated as having MEC during those 12 months, and thus will not owe a shared responsibility payment for any of those 12 months. Also, U.S. citizens who qualify as a bona fide resident of a foreign country for an entire taxable year are treated as having MEC for that year. Learn more

Congress passed, and President George W. Bush signed, the Economic Stimulus Act of 2008.  In response to this initiative, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) developed tax package 1040A-3, “Information about Economic Stimulus Payments for Social Security, veterans, and Other Beneficiaries”.

For detailed information on the stimulus payments, please visit the IRS website.

Joint Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) from  the Department of the Treasury, the Department of State, the Internal Revenue Service, and the Social Security Administration on Obtaining Social Security Numbers, Expatriation, and Tax Implications. Click here for more information.