ILIR Immigration Reform Efforts Continue in Boston



You may want to consult a certified public accountant on your tax returns.

Help is available abroad.

The IRS has a full-time permanent staff in some U.S. Embassies. These offices have tax forms and publications, can help you with account problems, and answer your questions about notices and bills. For more information about these offices, please refer to International Services at the IRS website. For other information about IRS assistance, go to the IRS website at


U.S. citizens are taxed on their worldwide income, no matter where they work. Some taxpayers may qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion, foreign housing exclusion, or foreign housing deduction, if their tax home is in a foreign country. If the taxpayer is temporarily away from his or her tax home (less than a year), the taxpayer may qualify to deduct away from home expenses.

The complexity of many tax questions requires the expertise of an accountant.  The Irish Pastoral Center ( IPC ) advises all immigrants and US citizens to file tax returns in a timely fashion.  Over the years I’ve spoken to many people who ran into major financial difficulties as a result of tax related matters.  Some who had failed to disclose income were later caught for same and faced huge fines and penalties. 

Tax returns are frequently requested by the US Citizenship and Immigration Service(CIS) in connection with filings for legal permanent residency status and US citizenship. 

Legal Clinic


We will be having a legal clinic on Aug. 6th at 6:30 PM in The Banshee, 934 Dorchester Avenue. 

Immigrants get to have a free one to one confidential consultation with experienced attorneys at our clinics. Meantime email me with any questions on immigration and citizenship related topics.
Disclaimer: Please note that the information contained in it is provided to inform generally, and is not intended as a substitute for individual advice. Immigration law is subject to frequent changes and individual circumstances can affect the application of certain legal provisions. For individual legal advice, please contact the Irish Pastoral Centre directly regarding upcoming legal clinics or consultation with an immigration attorney.