Would a non-resident alien (no connection to the US apart from the company) owning founder/CEO stock (not stock options) of a private US corporation have to pay capital gains tax in the event that the company was acquired?

Background: I incorporated a US company and have issued myself (and others) stock (employee stock plan that is actual stock, not options) in the company for $0.001c (or a similar low price) when we started. The company's revenue is 100% from US based customers.

  • You should probably talk to an accountant who's familiar with the US tax law, your home country tax law, and the tax treaty between the US and your home country. – littleadv May 23 '15 at 0:57
  • You also didn't actually ask a question. – JohnFx May 23 '15 at 23:48
  • There is a question buried in the last sentence – keshlam May 24 '15 at 1:02
  • Maybe first sentence, post edit? – JTP - Apologise to Monica May 24 '15 at 14:12

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