The Foreign Service Journal, April 2024

AFSA NEWS 52 APRIL 2024 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL Don’t forget! The filing deadline to submit 2023 tax returns or an extension to file and pay tax owed is April 15, 2024, for most taxpayers, with an automatic two-month extension to June 17 for U.S. citizens and resident aliens living outside the United States. To help you navigate filing both federal and state tax returns, AFSA’s 2023 Tax Guide, which summarizes many of the tax laws that members of the Foreign Service community will find relevant, is available online at n Consult AFSA’s Tax Guide Online NEWS BRIEF Seeking Employment Verification? We occasionally receive inquiries from our members requesting Foreign Service employment verification for bank loan applications, rental contracts, and other circumstances. Because AFSA is not your employer of record, we are unable to provide such verification. We can, however, point you to the resources you need to obtain o£cial verification: • State: 23 STATE 92386. • USAID: • FCS: • FAS: • APHIS: AFSA can provide letters that supplement agency verification with additional details, such as your AFSA membership. Remember that the release of employment information, especially sensitive details such as salary, position, grade/step, and length of service, is governed by the strict guidelines of the Privacy Act of 1974. For questions, contact n