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Can I operate whole investing and trading in US stock exchange staying outside USA?

My sister has just gone to USA and will try to settle down. She wants to invest some money in US stock exchange. But she hardly have any idea of stock market. Now she wants me to operate her investing ...
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Moving to USA. Already invested money in mf?

I will be travelling from India to USA on H1B visa, for a long term assignment (starting april-16). I have invested in Indian equity mfs from my Indian salary savings. Want to know if my going-to-be ...
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Question About Tax Situation While Living Abroad - Need Advice

I have a somewhat unique situation, and I'm not sure how to handle. I moved to Sweden with my girlfriend late 2015 because she obtained a job in Sweden. I was able to come along and establish Swedish ...
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Do international students in the US without income need to file tax return?

I am an international student holding an F-1 visa since August 2009, and I did not have any income last year (2015). I got a part-time job early December 2015 but the first paycheck came January 6 ...
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Is UK income which is exempted in UK taxable in India

I am a Indian citizen working in UK on a work permit. My salary in Uk is 36000 pounds.I have heard that in UK salary of 10500 pounds is exempted from tax and my company is paying tax on the remaining ...
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Salary earned in GCC, transferred to India, subject to Indian income tax?

My friend and I have worked in a GCC country for the last year. We are from India. We both send our salary into a friends account in India and then transfer an amount to our own accounts. Is it ...
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Filling up W8-BEN-E PART III

I am a citizen of India, never travelled or worked in the US ever. I have registered a Pvt Ltd in India for doing business with a US-based client. I registered my company in Dec 2015. I read up and ...
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How can somebody cash my state income tax refund check?

I am not a USA resident but I've worked the last summer in the USA so now I want to get my state income tax back. I know that the money is coming in form of a check on my name. I need somebody else to ...
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Days present in the United States as J-1

I am considered a nonresident alien for the tax year 2015. As such I have to file Form 1040NR of which Schedule OI is a part of. One question on the Schedule OI asks this: "H. Give number of days ...
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Taxation on income sending from Hong Kong to India savings account

I am working in Malaysia from last 1.5 years, my company transferred salary from Hong Kong to my Indian savings account from last 18 months. Do I need to pay tax on this? All my funds transferred ...
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What are the tax treaties between USA and India which I can mention in 1040 NR-EZ Item J?

I worked on-campus in 2015 for 2 months during my masters in IT on F-1 Visa as a student. My school paid me around 1500$ for working 2 months on-campus. Then I got an internship in my final semister ...
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Can U.S. citizens make sensible retirement plans while abroad?

Accidental Americans (perhaps born in the US but never lived or worked there) are still required to file U.S. tax returns in perpetuity. One of the many problems with this is that tax deferred ...
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I am an US immigrant before but left the country I would like to withdraw may 401k

How will I withdraw my 401k? I don't have any information left, washed out by the storm august 19, 2013
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IRS “non-resident alien” status vs. tax treaty definition of “residence”

A J-1 scholar is considered a "non-resident alien" for the first two years (Example 4). I wonder how that interacts with the definition of "residence" in a tax treaty, for instance, the one with ...
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Definition of “U.S. source” for US non-resident alien capital gains tax

From here: A flat tax of 30 percent was imposed on U.S. source capital gains in the hands of nonresident alien individuals physically present in the United States for 183 days or more during ...
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Do nonresidents of Canada have to pay income tax on interest income earned in Canada?

I am a Canadian citizen, but nonresident of Canada for tax purposes. I currently live in the US. I have a savings account at a Canadian bank in Canada and have earned a little bit of interest, around ...
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sending money to india through NRO account is taxable?

I need to transfer money from my Saudi account (NCB) to India through my own NRO account. Should I have to pay tax for this transaction?
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Taxes on capital gains and dividends for non-resident alien

I am a citizen of Spain living in Spain. In the past I lived in the US for over 10 yrs. During the time I lived in the US I opened a brokerage account to trade stocks. Now I have two options: ...
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Independent contractor working abroad for US company - Is my income taxable by US?

Suppose I am engaged in U.S. company as an independent contractor, I am non-resident alien, I work from home - Georgia (country, not US state) and being paid hourly. Contract says that consultant (me) ...
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Can a non citizen who lives abroad but has paid SS tax for 40 quarters get the benefit?

I paid SS tax for 40 quarters when I was a permanent resident of US. Now I live abroad. Will I be eligible for getting social security benefits? Most likely the answer is no but why not ask? :-)
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US Taxes: How does the foreign earned income exclusion affect Roth IRA contribution limits?

We are US citizens. We live overseas and make our income from a business here. We pay taxes here on the income and thus don't pay US taxes on it. Let's say we make $50,000 and all of it is excluded on ...
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Applying for “Help to buy” ISA. Asks for TIN number. Should I worry? (UK)

I applied for a Halifax "Help to Buy" ISA (UK Government scheme). I was born in the USA (but have not been a resident since I was 4 years old, now 26 and my parents are British) so I entered that was ...
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Can I apply for an ITIN without filing a tax return?

I'm a nonresident alien (Canadian working online earning money from a US company). Currently, they're paying via mailed cheque, but I'd rather be on their payroll. However, in order to do that, I need ...
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Tax implications of Thai citizen investing in U.S. stocks?

My husband invested in U.S. stocks for over 10 years since he was in the U.S. on an O-1 visa. We moved back to Thailand 7 years ago. If he were to buy/sell his shares and transfer money back to ...
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NRE account tax

I work in merchant navy. I live out of India for 5 month and after I come back to INDIA for 2-3 month. After again I go to ship out of India for 5 month I have NRE saving a/c in axis bank. Could you ...
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Can a nonresident alien with no income deduct moving expenses that incurred in the year before employment?

I am a non-US citizen and resident, moving to the US to work for a few years starting January 2016. In 2015 I am considered a nonresident alien with no taxable income in the US. In 2016 I will be ...
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Transferring money from Foreign Account to NRO Account in india - is it taxable?

I am working in the Maldives. I am transferring money from my Maldives savings account to my Indian Savings account(NRO). Will it be taxable in India? Again I am transferring the money from my ...
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US Filing Status when married to non-resident foreigner in the US

I am US citizen living in the US getting married to a non US citizen who is studying here on a non-immigrant J visa. While she is the in the US, she has and will have no income. In a year or two, we ...
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How to avoid U.S. FICA (S.S.)

I am a U.S. citizen and a citizen of another foreign country. I live abroad for many years in that 2nd country. I file a 1099 each year. I was wondering if there is a legal way to stop paying FICA on ...
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Moving to India in October [closed]

I am planning to move to India in October permanently but will have some income till December. What are my tax obligation in India for that year in USA. Do I have to file return in India as I will ...
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Non-Resident, US citizen with 2nd nationality, hasn't filed taxes in years and needs to know what to when presented with W-9 or W-8BEN forms

I hope that someone can either answer or point me toward a competent professional for my situation: I am a born and raised American citizen who left the states in 1993, after filing taxes once as a ...
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Tax NRI and returns filing

I was a NRI in Saudi Arabia from Nov 2009 to October 2011. I have transferred money from my Saudi Account to my NRI joint account in India. After which I transferred it to my own savings account in ...
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Capital gains tax from selling Canadian property for Canadian non-resident

Case: Capital Gain Tax Implications for House in Toronto, ON Purchase value of House in 2000: $230,000 Potential Sale value in 2015: $650,000 Joint-owners: David & Rebecca, married and both are ...
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Did not file W-8BEN but received dividend income from US stocks and zero withholding tax

I am an Indian citizen who worked in US for some time and returned in 2002 to India. I last filed a 1040NR return in 2002 and after that did not file 1040NR. I just realised that I have been receiving ...
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Is US salary taxable in India and is there any provision to save tax?

I have this question about the tax filing that I am planning to do in India for year 2013-14. I worked in India for an Indian company for almost 7 months and I also worked 4 months in the US (as a US ...
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How to claim living / transport / visa expenditure in Income tax for working in abroad while being a Indian Resident working for that financial year

I was working in India till oct 2014, and have paid all my taxes from April 2014 till Nov 2014 as per my employment in India, after that I moved to abroad in Nov 2014 for my employment. I have spent ...
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My salary from Dubai to India in INR ; taxable or not

I am working in dubai since 3rd may 2013 to till date and receiving my salary in INR in India in ICICI Saving account. I have not filled my ITR. I wish to know : Can I fill my ITR now and what is ...
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NRI is buying land with wife name , Can we get back that money to U.S later through NRE account?

Thanks for your help in advance I have sent the money to NRE account. From my NRE account I transfered money to my wife Indian account to buy the land. My wife ( She is dependent on me having H4 ...
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Transfer from NRE account to a local Indian account is it taxable

This may sound like a repeated question yet I would like to be sure on the answer. I am currently working in US. I do occasional transfer from my US account to my Indian NRE account (ICICI Bank) ...
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Non resident working for a UK company from abroad and receiving on UK account - taxable?

I have been living in UK for 1 year and working for an UK company for the past months. Then my visa expired and I returned to my home in Brazil. However me and that company intend to keep me working ...
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Filing FBAR if I wire transfer to my parents Account?

Do I need to file FBAR if I send $25000 to my fathers account in India?
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Where do I have to pay taxes?

I'm a Canadian citizen doing a rotational program with an international company based in UK. I'm paid by the American holdings office, and I was living and working in California between September '14 ...
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U.S. stock sales- tax on sale for NR Canadian

I am a Non-resident Canadian living in Thailand on a Retirement Visa and my non-residency status dates back to 2013. I have no income except for CPP,. OAS, and a company pension all of which total ...
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Proof of address for bank account for UK spouse of Tier 2 work visa

My colleague has a Tier 2 visa to work at our company here in the UK (probably for the next 5 years). He and his family are from Indonesia. Bills are all in his name, but his wife is not being allowed ...
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Applicability of form W-8BEN-E / W-8BEN to an Indian citizen

I am an Indian citizen residing in India. I have started working as a consultant for a US-based company since June 2015. I have submitted my first invoice to the company (I will be getting paid in ...
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Should an employer file a tax withholding exemption form for non-resident workers?

I'm classified as a non-resident alien because I don't pass the Green Card Test or the Substantial Presence Test. My income is, according to this, not U.S. based, even though I get money from an U.S. ...
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Tax implications of receiving cash bonus from bank for a non-resident alien

Suppose that a non-resident alien, who occasionally visits the US as a tourist, but who also happens to have a social security number (issued while being on an academic visa many years ago), opens a ...
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Is US citizenship and/or residence requirement for “accredited investor” status?

I've been reading about founders fund, and i'm wondering (since this is not listed anywhere in the documentation) - is it possible for a non-US resident or citizen to participate?
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Is it possible to open a US bank account without being physically present or having a SSN/EIN? [duplicate]

I want open business bank account in Michigan. I have not SSN. I have EIN. My friend is in Michigan. I don't want to go USA just for open Bank account. Is this possible to open business account online ...
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Can PPF be withdrawn by NRI or Overseas Citizen of Indian origin

I want to invest in PPF, however i might move out of India permanently(read overseas citizen of indian origin) or earn NRI status. Will I be able to withdraw the money upon maturity after 15 years?