In November of 2016, I moved to the UK on Spouse Visa from the USA. I have been able to open 2 bank accounts in the UK (one is joint with my husband), however both a very small (less than £4,00) amount. I have not secured a job yet. All of the 2016 taxes I need to file are therefore relatively simple - I held 2 jobs last year in the States and have some student loans.
Having never done my taxes from abroad I'm very confused on how to approach it. My tax returns were sent to my parents house in the states, and they are mailing them to me so I can file from here. I've read that I get an automatic extension for living abroad, but since my returns were still sent to my previous address, how does the IRS know that I'm abroad? Can I not get an extension?
I'm thinking about hiring an accountant here in the UK who can help me file. Can anyone recommend a particular firm or individual? In the meantime, just hoping to have the basics explained to me here. Feeling really out of my depth.
Thank you in advance!