Make sure you go back and refile your taxes and claim the exemption for all the years you qualified. You are probably looking at some serious cash owed to you by uncle sam.
I dont think the 30 days counts the days you would be here on a layover..as you are working. That is of course if you dont meet the resident criteria.
Nope, if you are filing using the presence test, days in the US, even for business reasons count against your days at home. Actually time spent in US airspace when enterting and exiting the country counts too. Total BS.
This kind of error is the problem we expat americans have regarding our taxes. In an ideal world at EK all of the americans should be using the same cpa...we all stay on the same page and don't have guys fall off the bell curve and thus stay away from the tax man shoving it up our pooper.
we are our own worse enemy