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Receiving $10,000 grant from U.S company as a UK citizen using W-8BEN form, how much is taxed before and after using a tax treaty?

I'm going to be travelling to America to take part in a fellowship/scholarship/training program ran by an American company. I am a UK citizen. I am receiving a $10,000 grant from the U.S company and ...
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Indian Demat account

I just converted my savings account to NRO and created a new NRE account. Now the bank is asking me to convert my demat to NRO demat where I need to close my exising demat account and open a new NRO ...
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Indian won a contest in US. I got 1042-S claiming 30% tax. How to file?

I won a contest and the sponsor paid the money without withholding tax against my W8BEN. I am Indian citizen and I have to file taxes to US from India. I have received 1042-S claiming that I have to ...
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Resident Alien after substantial presence test, and employer did not deduct FICA for that year. What to do?

My F1 visa started in Aug 2009, so 5 years ended in 2013 inclusive. 2014 counting 183 days, I would be considered a resident, but my employers exempt me from FICA on the pretext that I was on F1 visa, ...
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Income tax filing for F-1 OPT student non-resident in California

I am an international student currently working full time on F-1 OPT status. In 2014, I worked as an intern for 3 months in California. I am confused if I should be filing 540NR short form or long ...
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Is interest from US Savings Bonds subject to nonresident alien tax withholding?

A person received some US Series EE Savings Bonds when he was a child. He was always a nonresident alien for US tax purposes and he is not from a treaty country. The Bonds matured in 2001 and has ...
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Please help - Complex F1 visa OPT tax question with 5 years presence, exempt FICA

I have found much information about this online, in that if you have been in F1 visa for over 5 calendar years, you can be considered a resident alien for tax purposes. However, my situation is sort ...
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Transferring money from Indian NRE account to UK

I am living in the UK and I need to get some money from India to UK to purchase a property. My father will be gifting me the money and he has the money in his NRE account(he is NRI).IS there any tax ...
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Filing as Dual Status or Non-Resident if entered and exited the US in the same year

I'm a New Zealand citizen who emigrated (I have a green card) to the US in July. Due to some medical issues I returned to NZ in early December. My question is whether I should file as a Dual-Status or ...
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Is Income coming into saving account in India from Dubai is taxable?

I am staying out of India since from 22 Jan 2014 to till now in Ethiopia and now in Rwanda. Between this period i went India for 6 days. I am getting salary (INR) from Dubai based company in my Indian ...
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As a J-1 visa holder, am I allowed to make additional income in the US?

I am living in the US under a J-1 visa. I am thinking of building and launching an iOS application that might bring in some additional income from the App Store (potentially hundreds to thousands of ...
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Tax consequences of working for US company from India

I found a job at a US-based company, and I would like to do all my work for that company while residing in India. My questions are: Can said company deposit my salary check directly into my account ...
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Personal bank account for non-resident in UK

I have just received a job offer in the UK (for a UK company) and i want to open a personal account with a UK bank to receive my salary and avoid international fees. I've read around the web about UK ...
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Worked as a non-resident alien in the US (Canadian citizen and resident) for a few months under a TN visa, how do I file a tax refund?

For a few months in 2014 I worked as a non-resident alien under a TN Visa in the U.S. I am a Canadian citizen and resident. I only worked a few months so I shouldn't have to pay much in taxes, but ...
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Remittance to India from US in an Indian account?

I am Indian citizen working in the US on a non-immigrant work visa. I have a regular savings account in India as well but I dont have an NRE/NRO account. So, will my remittance send to India account ...
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Is a US expat with savings in multiple currencies considered to be investing in the non-USD currency?

I am a US citizen who has been residing and working in Cabo Verde, so have been primarily earning and spending escudos. I have money in checking accounts in both countries, each in the currency of ...
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Non-U.S. Citizen Backpacker Working Remotely for U.S. Company

I've worked full-time in the United States for a software development company with a F-1 Visa (OPT). Now, I am going to be traveling and working remotely for that company. Facts: I am not a U.S. ...
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1040NR-EZ: Previous year's paid state tax & Itemized deductions

I am a using the online-tax software (Glacier) to generate my 1040NR-EZ or 1040NR form, and have paid a state tax in the previous year tax return. For this year's return, I am unsure whether I should ...
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Transfer money from foreign account to Indian bank account?

I wanted to know if it is advisable to transfer money from USA based accounts to an NRE or NRO account in India? Are any of them liable to tax in India or USA ? I am planning to use western union. ...
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State tax issues for NJ resident with DC tax withheld, and likely refunded

Please help this NJ resident with a state tax question. I live, own property, am employed and vote in NJ. In 2014 I traveled to & worked in DC about 70 business days, always staying in hotels. ...
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Trade stocks in USA

What are the conditions for foreign citizens (and non-residents) to trade on American exchanges? I believe it's possible, but don't know the conditions...
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Argentinian wants to work for company in Europe and receive transfers to bank in the US, how to pay tax?

I'm from Argentina, I live in Argentina, and I worked in the US for three months. I have an account in Bank of America. I'm about to start working as a freelancer for a company in Germany and I want ...
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Gift Tax form Non-US Personal

A Person is not a US Person but maintains a bank account in the US when the person was a tourist in the US. This person does not work in the US nor ever stay in the US for more than 10 days in a year. ...
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I filled the wrong income tax form, what should I do?

I am a non-resident alien in the US and I filled form 1040 by mistake, which is for US residents. I think I should fill 1040X and 1040NR by paper, but I am not sure if I should wait until the return ...
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Can a non-citizen claim a US lottery prize on a ticket purchased through a third party?

I used a lottery concierge service to buy a US lottery ticket online. I am not a US citizen. In the unlikely event of my winning, can I claim the prize if I come to the US and have the ticket with ...
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Working in Saudi since aug 14, am I considered as NRI and do I need to pay tax

I am working in Saudi Arabia since aug 14, am I considered as NRI and do I need to pay tax. I applied for NRE account in ICICI bank and application was processed later I was told by officer that I ...
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For a non-resident, Is it worth investing in a 401k?

I'm planning to stay in the U.S. for 3 to 5 years. My company offers a 4% match for 401k contributions. Is it worth investing in a 401k plan with all the fees and penalties? Or is there a better way ...
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Opening US Bank account for US citizen while abroad

I am an American citizen with a social security number, but I'm currently living abroad and am not planning on visiting any time soon, and I don't have any state-issued ID. Is there a bank that will ...
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Question about being a resident

I moved to Oregon in July 2014 from Nevada. I have OR DMV and Voter's registration. Am I considered a resident of Oregon now?
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What is the best way to increase the earned money staying in US for an NRI?

Im living in US from last 1 year due to work assignment and will be here for another 3-4 years. What is the best way to earn interest on earned money? Shall I send all earned money to India ...
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Tax on 401k withdrawal for non US resident

What is the tax rate for 401k withdrawal? A Thai citizen inherited a 401k plan from her US husband who died at age 62 years. Which tax forms must be filed after withdrawal?
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How can an Indian purchase shares of a US based non-listed corporation?

I'm an Indian and living in India. I want to purchase the shares of a Arizona, US based corporation having single class of shares only and that is common shares, and the company has only one ...
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Tax residency options for Australian overseas with no fixed residence?

I am an Australian citizen and work remotely for an Australian company. My pay goes into an Australian bank account and I also have a mortgage (actually a line of credit) on an Australian property. ...
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Opening Company in US as non US resident and living in native country. Tax questions!

I'm planing to open company (C Corporation) with my friend in US, specifically Delaware. But I am not US resident nor is he. Him and I live in Croatia, Europe. We will be owners of company and only ...
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Roth IRA withdrawal taxes for nonresident aliens after age 59 1/2?

I am a non-resident alien living in the US now, and I need to ask if I have to pay any IRS any taxes after the age of 59 1/2 on any gains or earnings from a Roth IRA withdrawals? I know that US ...
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Can/should a foreign person working overseas for a US company contribute to a 401k?

Our company (US-based) is considering hiring a foreign citizen (UK) to work for us in the UK. I believe that they CAN contribute to a 401k, but should they? Do they receive the same benefits from the ...
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Can I open a rollover IRA account in the US when I am not a citizen, nor no longer live there?

I lived in the US for about 7 years, and started saving money in the company's 401K plan. I had a green card, but decided to move to my home country years before it expired. I have a US SSN. Now the ...
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self directed RRSP for a non resident

I am a US resident and want to take money out of my superannuation municipal plan and have it converted to an RRSP. However, some banks don't allow you to obtain a self directed RRSP if you are not ...
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Question about being a Resident Alien for Tax purposes

I've been in the United States since January 2009 under an F1 student visa. Since that time I have left the united states only once in December 2009. For the past few years I've been filing taxes as a ...
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I am a US citizen. Can I gift stock options to my parents in India?

I am a US citizen. Can I gift some stock options to my parents in India? If this is possible, could you point me to a page or document showing all things that needs to be done legally at both US and ...
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Filing income tax for nonresident spouse?

If someone is married and his spouse is not a U.S. citizen, doesn't live in the U.S., and doesn't have Social Security number, how is he going to file a tax return? Should he file a tax return as ...
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What should I do if I have not received my income tax refund 7 months after I filed?

I am a non-resident alien, and I sent my 1040NR-EZ together with other supporting documents in March 2014, and I received a letter from IRS in April saying that they needed more time in processing my ...
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Sales Tax Licence/Permit - When is it required and how can I make a use of it as a non-US resident selling in USA?

I would like to ask what is a Sales Tax Licence, sometimes called Sales Tax Permit and how can I make an use of it as a non-US resident willing to begin business in USA. Is it a requirement in order ...
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Paying tax for non- us citizen

I am a non US resident and not a US citizen. I live outside US. I don't have any relation with United States. I just visit US often for pleasure only. I sell items on eBay and my items are NOT in US. ...
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How can I invoice a US company being a foreign non resident in USA?

I'm a nonresident alien in US and I need to invoice a US company due to service. The company can provide W8 or W9 forms to proceed with the payments, but I need to provide an invoice confirming that ...
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What are the tax implications of selling an investment property in india?

I am living in UK for last 10 years. I have an NRE and NRO account in Bank of Baroda. I want to sell my flat in India and will deposit the cheque of 50 lakh in my NRO account. I have bought this ...
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UK resident seeking to invest in US mutual fund company

I have a B1 visa, owns a rental property and file US income tax return annually. Can I invest in mutual funds in the US? I was advised by a mutual fund company that I am not eligible because I am not ...
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Transfer from regular savings to NRO account

I have a regular savings account in India and a NRE/NRO account as well with a different bank. I just haven't gotten around converting my regular savings to NRE/NRO. Can I move my funds from regular ...
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Tax on Money transfered to India from UK?

I'm from India came to UK on Feb 4th 2014 and I will be in UK till Sept 30th 2014. I'm earning money in Pounds, and paying tax as per UK tax policy. I could save some money which I transferred to ...
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What's the tax rate on Roth IRA contributions for a nonresident alien?

I am considering open a Roth IRA account and I was wondering how much I'll be taxed on my deposits. I am a nonresident alien for tax purposes, and I read online that I would be subject to a 30% rate. ...