I am a dual Australian and United States citizen, born in Australia having only the United States twice in my life. It has recently become apparent to me that I have to file a United States Tax return. My situation is novel in that I only started working in February last year (2014). The American and Australian Tax years are different and as such it has been a pain to find out what I justly owe in American Tax:
From the period of 1st Jan 2014 - 30th Jun 2014 (Start of the American Tax year 2014 to the end of the Australian Tax year 2014), I have earned above the American Tax threshold, but below the Australian Tax threshold. This means that all my Australian tax was paid was returned upon filing my tax return. I expect my taxes for the following Australian Tax year (2015) to not be refunded as I am now earning above the minimum tax threshold for Australia.
As I was refunded for my Australian Tax in the year 2014, does this mean that I will have to pay American tax on this period from 1st Jan 2014 - 30th Jun 2014?