We are getting closer to the deadline for taxes in the U.S. and as a reflex action I almost went to make the call for the automatic extension like I did last year. Then it occurred to me that I made no income this year and have been out of the country for all but 2 weeks. From the info that I gathered on the IRS site it seems that I do not need to file a return at all but I am a little bit worried. I managed to weasel out a substantial tax refund last year and I think that it would look a bit strange to have no income this year (even though it is the truth). I know that there have to be others out there in my situation and I wonder how you deal with this situation?