It could be that you don’t need to file a US expat return, but then you should not meet the following thresholds.

Single (younger than 65 years)$12,200
Single (65 years or older)$13,600
Married filed jointly (both under 65 years)$24,000
Married filed jointly (both 65 years or over)$26,600
Married Filed Separately, any age$5
Head of Household (under 65 years)$18,000
Head of Household (65 years or over)$19,600
Qualifying widow(er) (under 65 years)$24,000
Qualifying widow(er) (65 years or over)$25,300

Please be noted that there is an exception for self-employment income. If anyone has income of $400 from self-employment, it should file a US federal income tax return.



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