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401K funds withdrawal at age 60 for non US resident

I have funds in a 401K plan from a period of time I worked in the US in the late 80s. I am not a US resident and I wonder if at the age of 60 I can start monthly withdrawals and how are these ...
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NRE to NRO or Saving Account Transfer

I am NRI staying in USA and I am planning to take a Home loan in India.To process the loan, I am being asked to open NRE and NRO accounts. I know few details about these accounts. NRE - Deposit only ...
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Am I eligible for Home mortgage interest deduction if I live outside the US?

I am a US citizen living outside the US, and I have a mortgage. Am I eligible for Home mortgage interest deduction?
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What is the US tax owed when gifting India Shares to my brother?

I am planning to gift my India Shares in Stock Market to my brother, which has an overall value of 400,000 USD. According to Form 709 I can do a 14,000$ per year gift tax and file. My question is, can ...
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What are the rules for a Roth IRA when you become a nonresident?

What are the rules for Roth IRAs when someone leaves the USA and becomes a resident of another country before the age of 59 1/2? Does the Roth IRA account need to be closed and the funds withdrawn ...
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IRS sent incorrect tax refund. How to correct this?

I sold a house in the US last year and as a non-resident alien there was a federal tax withholding of $4200. I filed form NR1040 to get this tax withholding back. This should have been a simple ...
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Non-Resident Alien, Selling Stocks

I am a Non-resident Alien living in US since Oct 2015. I was living in India and in 2015, I bought some stocks which I intend to sell by July-Aug 2016. I have been paying US Tax returns for 2015 and I ...
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Determining resident status for an H1B filling W-4 form

I arrived to US a month ago, on May 1st, because of a new work. I have been told by the company to fill W-4 form in. But, it seems that W-4 form must be filled in differently depending on my current ...
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what if I were on a J1 visa w/o working permission and didn't fill income tax?

I went to the US for a 6-month research internship (from August 2013 to February 2014), on a J1 Visa, without permission to work (I think the term is non-working J1 Visa). I lived in Atlanta, GA. I ...
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Repatriate NRE account money into UK GBP account tax laibility

I am resident in UK and have a NRE account where I keep depositing my earnings (for which I have already paid tax in UK) From NRE account, I can repatriate money. I.E. get it converted to pounds ...
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Changing the address of an LLC and tax requirements

I'm neither a US citizen nor do I reside there. I have a single-member LLC registered in the state of Wyoming, US with a Wyoming virtual office address and an EIN. I'm not satisfied with the services ...
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Non-resident alien tax: on a trading stock options gain

I am a Non-resident Alien and I have an account with a US broker. I have always traded stocks there, without declaring the gain in the US ( paying the Capital Gain in my home country ). Now, in 2015,...
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US citizen married to non-resident alien; how do I file taxes?

I'm a U.S. citizen, living in the USA, making US income. I'm about to marry my partner, who has NO ties to the USA: he does not live here, he does not work here, he is not paid by a US company, etc. ...
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Are there disadvantages or caveats to be aware of when applying for an ITIN for a non-resident/non-citizen spouse?

As an American residing outside the US with a spouse who is not a US citizen I have always chosen Married Filing Separately for my filing status. The intent was to shield any income and assets she has ...
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Should I get tax credits/refunds from a RRSP sale NR4 from Canada or from the US?

Canadian living and working in US. I sold my Canadian RRSP and had a bunch of money withheld. My income in Canada is 0 except the RRSP withdraw. Should I file my NR4 somewhere in the Canadian return ...
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Canadian Citizen and Non Resident for tax purposes

I am a Canadian citizen was a non resident for tax purposes. If I sold stock shares in January 2016 and became officially a Canadian resident again in April 2016 (3 months after selling the stock), ...
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Am I UK non-resident based on significant ties?

I am a UK and Brazilian citizen with a British and a Brazilian passport. I have lived in Brazil since December 2013 and have not returned to the UK since. In this time, I have worked in Brazil for ...
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Tax on income earned in the UK

This is the first time I have paid taxes in the US. I am doing my best not to make a mistake. Here's the situation: Worked for three weeks in the UK in January 2015. I have paid UK taxes on this ...
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File Taxes: US Expat, now married to foreign national

I live in Sweden and I got married last year to my Swedish wife. We have no children or dependencies. Does she have to file any USA tax forms? Can I just file Married Filing Separately and she does ...
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non-resident alien e-filed using turbotax!

I am a non-resident alien and efiled using turbotax. Turbotax is generated form 1040-NR and a day after it stated that "Your 2015 Personal return was accepted!" The thing is everywhere mentioned that ...
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US based company engaging independent contractor in the UK

If a US-based company engages a citizen and resident of the UK to be an independent contractor, is the US-based company responsible for paying any taxes in the UK, or is payment of taxes on the ...
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US Tax Return Forms to fill for NRE Account

I am really confused about what forms I have to fill and submit for my 2015 Tax return in USA. I am an Indian lived in USA for whole 2015 tax year. I have a joint NRE account with my spouse in India ...
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Exemption of foreign self-employment income for dual-status tax year

Here's my timeline: Canadian citizen, by birth, moved to US in 2003. Living in US, granted greencard from June, 2011. Returned to Canada in December, 2013 (permanently) Relinquished Greencard, May ...
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US Tax : How to file interest on Indian Fixed Deposit (FD)?

I am an Indian working in US on H1B visa. I pass the substantial presence test and will be filing as a resident alien this year. I am little confused on how to report the interest on the Indian Fixed ...
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US taxes, 1040ez form health coverage

I have been working in the US as a Canadian for only a couple of months and have not been covered for the full 12 months for health insurance. On the 1040ez form, what do I put for the health ...
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A non-resident alien writes a paid-for article for a US based publication. Is that US source income?

A non-resident alien writes (remotely) a paid-for article for a US based publication. Is that US source income? I think not as per: https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Nonresident-...
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Determining residency status for IRS with “closer connection” (Form 8840)

I am trying to determine my residency status for US tax purposes. According to the substantial presence test, I am a resident alien of the United States. This is going by the days that I've been in ...
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A US citizen, working part time in Ireland, some earnings on Amazon.com. What to do about my US tax obligations

I am a US citizen living & working in Ireland. I pay Irish tax on my wages. I also earn some pocket money selling on Amazon.com. What should I do about my Amazon.com income with respect to the IRS?...
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Nonresident for federal taxes / Resident for MA taxes: Do I get taxed on worldwide income?

I am a nonresident alien for federal tax purposes in 2015 (due to the visa I'm on and the time I've spent in the US). But I am a resident of Massachusetts for tax purposes, since I've lived in MA for ...
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Canadian couple working in US, can I file using TurboTax, do I need to file an “FBAR”?

My wife and I are Canadians living and working in the US. Have been here long enough to be considered resident-aliens (I think, based on this substantial presence test I switched from being NRA to RA ...
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Advice on how to minimize taxes when selling US stock

I live in Canada and own US stock, I have filled W8 form and it says that the account is W8 Ben certified. I sold already some shares and was surprised that I paid 15% taxes on total amount? I thought ...
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Reason to give for personal loan in USA to buy land in India?

I am buying a land in India for that i need personal loan for about 15k. I am not sure what should be the good reason to give to credit unions to get the loan approved. Please suggest and thanks in ...
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Moving between countries at the middle of Tax year to reduce progressive tax impact?

Soon I will be relocating from US (H1B visa) to UK. I am not a citizen of these two countries. Since both of these two countries have progressive tax system I have come to conclusion that it would be ...
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401K non resident alien -early withdrawl penalty 10%

I have a 401K with over 100 k in it . My question is if my former employer's 401k plan does not withhold the 10 % early withdrawal penalty, will I need to pay this with a US tax return ? after or ...
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Does a Foreign Citizen doing Freelance Services abroad to US companies/citizens owes taxes to the US government? [duplicate]

I'm not an US citizen, neither am I in the US nor have ever been there. But I'm planning to do freelance works for US employers. Will I owe any taxes to the US government? Where could I get some ...
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Can I claim the standard deduction being an Indian citizen and non-resident in USA for tax purposes?

In 2015 I was on F1 (STEM Extension) till 30 September 2015. After that I switched to H1B status. I am a nonresident alien for tax purposes as I din't pass the substantial presence test. I am an ...
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Double Taxation | Residency Status

Currently, I am in US. For this year's ITR, I have a question on double taxation. I left India on 4th Sep, 2015 and came back on 16th Dec and left again on 29th Dec for US. Now, I am coming back on ...
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How is road warrior's income taxed?

One UK tech company is offering me to work for them (ie. be on their UK payroll). I am citizen of Estonia. Since, in this job I will travel every 3 or so months between different countries (as in ...
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For non-resident aliens, are US oil royalties classed as effectively connected income?

I am a non-resident alien; I am retired and do not conduct any business within the US. However, I receive royalty income from some oil wells located in Oklahoma. Is this royalty income determined to ...
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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 ...