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Questions tagged [foreign-income]

To be used for questions related to income received from outside the country in which you reside or claim as a primary residence for tax purposes

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Resident alien received T4 but not living in Canada [on hold]

Where do I enter my foreign income when living in US 100% but received a T4 from a Canadian company?
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Tax on foreign income paid the year after

I was a self employee and worked for company in Oct 2017 in France, but only received the salary the year after, Jan 2018. It was my only foreign income. I didn't count it for 2017 as I thought I ...
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Taxes: Form 1116 income is both Passive and Treaty

Mostly valid for Americans living abroad. I have income that qualifies as both Passive and Treaty (triple taxation) and would appreciate any advice as to whether I can claim both credits. The ...
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How is the tax levied if I am earning from abroad?

I am an Indian citizen and I work remotely for a company based in Hong Kong. I have a fixed salary in USD which then gets converted to INR according to the exchange rate during the time of transaction,...
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I had a tax return completed in Australia and New Zealand and have been taxed in both. How does this work?

I moved of to Australia part way through the tax year and then returned to New Zealand and worked. When I filed my tax return, it was automatically complete in New Zealand due to the IR3 file, but a ...
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Am I exempt from taxes if I worked overseas, however generated income from US-based customers?

I am a U.S. citizen and have been living overseas for already couple years and easily can pass the IRS physical presence test. However, what is not clear to me is that nevertheless I worked out of my ...
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Taxes & Work Authorizations for US Citizen Working in US for Ireland-based Company

I'm applying to a remote job that is based in Ireland. I live in and would work from the US. One of the questions on the application made me pause: "Do you require visa sponsorship?" Obviously, I ...
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Business days in Form 2555 Foreign Earned Income exclusion

I have been a resident of the USA since 2012 and became a US citizen in May 2018. I moved out of the USA in October 2017 and in 2018 I visited the USA in two occasions and stayed for 31 and 2 days (...
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Taxation after money received into UK bank account while not living/working there

I've lived and worked for a year in the UK, received salary and paid taxes there, but I returned to my home country. I'm about to receive money for a work I've conducted for a foreign entity who'll ...
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Does Chinese Contractor Need to File US Return?

My US based LLC hired an independent contractor from China for some film work. Taxes were not withheld from the contractor’s payment. They will get a 1042-S to indicate this. As a nonresident alien ...
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Canadian scholarships of a spouse

This a hugely helpful site, and I did my best to research my question before asking it, but my situation seems to be a bit too specific. My wife is a full-time PhD student at a Canadian university ...
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Does investing global mutual funds with 15.4% foreign income tax worth it?

I'm living in Korea and already investing in global mutual funds with foreign income tax reduction benefits. But there is no investment with such benefit anymore. So I'm considering normal global ...
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How do I prepare for a year long trip as an employee trying to qualify for the FEIE via the physical presence test?

I am going to be traveling to 12 different countries next year. I will be staying for a period of one month in each one. I will be employed by my current employer while traveling. I will not have a ...
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How would I need to prove to the IRS I paid foreign taxes if I take the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion?

I'm a US citizen (I have no other citizenships) who's been living in Ukraine for several years. I've passed the 330 days out of US test. I have a permanent Ukrainian residency permit, and I'm married ...
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Should I use 403b while filing 2555

I am a US citizen and have started a new job working at a US university. However, I live outside of the US and am considered domiciled permanently abroad (I have a "Bona Fide" residence outside of ...
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Working remotely in U.K for a Japanese company - want to get mortgage

I have been living in Japan with my husband for the past 3 years. We are both British. I work for an IT consulting firm with only a handful of staff where I am the only foreigner. I'll be turning 30 ...
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Can I qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion if I am employed by a US based company?

I am a US citizen considering living abroad for a full year, staying in 12 different countries for a month each (Remote year). I am planning to remain employed by the US based company I currently work ...
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Am I required to pay taxes on my U.S. freelancing income in France?

Similar to this question (and the question that OP linked to), I will be living abroad (in France) and working there, but I also do freelancing for U.S.-based companies. There are other questions ...
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US Tax non-resident aliens - ECI

I'm generally confused about what is considered to be ECI for non-resident aliens living in the US (under specific visa that allow this). Examples of situations in which I cannot figure out whether ...
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Borrowing money in one country to pay off debt in another

I'm currently living in Germany and can borrow a substantial amount of money at almost no interest, effective 3.4%. In my home country I have several mortgages, basically at the moment funding ...
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Investing proceeds from foreign vacation home sale

We bought a vacation home in the UK in 2006 for 182000 pounds, including purchase price, closing costs and improvements, when the pound was stronger ($1.8/pound), and wired $327000 directly to the UK ...
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What to do about ETN distributions not included on 1099?

As a US citizen, in a US taxable brokerage account, I received distributions from MORL, a UBS (Swiss)-sponsored exchange-traded note (ETN). The brokerage account statements label the distributions as ...
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What is the current cap for the US IRS FEIE?

According to https://www.irs.gov/individuals/international-taxpayers/figuring-the-foreign-earned-income-exclusion, dated 2 October 2017, the 2015 cap for Foreign Earned Income Exclusion was $100,800. ...
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What is “high taxed” defined as by the IRS?

On form 1116 Foreign Tax Credit form there are references to HTKO yet the acronym is never defined. Googling leads me to believe that it stands for "High Tax Kick-Out". But I haven't been able to find ...
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Can sales tax in a foreign country be used as credits to offset US taxes?

Say you are an American citizen living in the UK. You are required by [draconian] U.S. law to pay full taxes on your income as though you are resident in the U.S. However, there are several treaties ...
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How to check status of application for extension (Form 2350)

I want to use the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion when doing my U.S. taxes, but I have not yet been present in a foreign country for the required 330 days. Because of this, I used Form 2350, "...
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US tax: Dual-status alien foreign income

Profile (I'm adding some extra details just in case): I was an international student in Australia from 2012-2016. I spent part of 2015-2016 in the US as a visiting scholar (J-1). I returned to ...
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Last year dual status return: can foreign income be excluded for the resident part?

I will need to file year 2018 with the IRS as a dual status return, because I decided I will give back my green card (probably some day late April, or in May). I have had a new job in a foreign ...
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Is late income from foreign job before becoming a US resident subject to US tax?

I became a US resident (Green Card holder) in the summer of 2012, so the first tax return ever filed with the IRS was a dual status return for 2012. I used to have a job in my country, that I quit ...
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How to cash ACH vouchers to my French account without paying more banking fees than sending a postal package containing cash?

I worked for a company based in the United States as part of a non-commercial activity (I mean the income is not taxable to the IRS and thus I can’t get an itin or ssn in order to open a bank account)....
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CA taxes on invesment income for part time-resident

I lived outside of the US from July 2016 - November 22d of 2017. All my income from this period is investment income. My understanding is that because it is investment income it does not qualify for ...
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Do I need a Social Security Number?

I am a New Zealand citizen, and legal resident of Mexico (not the US - I have only B1/B2 visa for the US). I have funds in the US in an American bank account (in my name). Recently I have considered ...
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maternity leave - taxable income for U.S. citizen?

I am a dual U.S./Serbian citizen living in Serbia and currently on maternity leave, fully paid by the Serbian government. I cannot find any information on whether I’m supposed to report that as a ...
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Carrying forward a 'personal loss' due to itemized deductions

I have $0 AGI this year, after claiming the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion, and have repaid some student loan interest. The additional itemized deduction from the interest payment creates no benefit ...
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How did the IRS know that Boris Johnson sold his house?

According to several articles, Boris Johnson, the British foreign minister who was born in the U.S., was hounded by the IRS for taxes on the sale of his house in the U.K. For example here: https://...
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What is the most cost efficient way to invest in overseas stocks as a UK citizen?

I wish to invest in multiple US-based mutual funds and companies. I already have an account with Charles Stanley Direct for my UK-based funds and was disappointed to see that I couldn't use their ...
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Work for US Healthcare company from India - Tax forms [duplicate]

I have question regarding work arrangement for remote work from India for US company. My scenario. I am currently employed on H1B with a Healthcare organization based out of Indiana, US. My work ...
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GST & TDS for international money - advertisement platform

Am from India and I've created an online platform(a webbased application) where ADVERTISERS can list ads(or campaigns) and PUBLISHERS can use this ads and promote them. So when ADVERTISERS pays me, ...
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Non Resident Alien Spouse Treated As Resident - Self Employment Income

I live abroad in South Korea/Japan, and got married to a South Korean last year (2016). We plan to move back to the US after I've finished graduate school. We are both self-employed: I'm a software ...
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How to avoid double taxation of self-employment income for a U.S. citizen living in Italy?

I'm a self-employed U.S. citizen living in Italy. According to http://www.expattaxprofessionals.com/wp-content/uploads/pdf/Tax-Handbook-Understanding-the-US-Tax-Basics.pdf, the rules for paying self-...
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How do I avoid double taxation of dividends and capital gains?

I'm a U.S. citizen living abroad claiming the Foreign Earned Income Exclusion (FEIE). According to https://www.americansabroad.org/us-taxes-abroad-for-dummies-update/, The exclusion applies only ...
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Do I have to include a form 1099-INT with form 8938 even if I didn't earn any interest?

I'm currently filling out form 8938, "Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets", and have come to Part III: Broadly speaking, there is an "Amount" column and a "Where reported" one. I have ...
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Over what period is the “Maximum Value of All Deposit Accounts” on Form 8938 to be taken?

I'm looking to fill out Part I of Form 8938 for 2016, "Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets". On line 2 there is a Maximum Value of All Deposit Accounts Should I fill in the maximum ...
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Is it possible to claim the Bona Fide Residence test for part of the year?

I currently live in Italy but expect to move to the U.S. in September to start a new job; however, I would keep my apartment in Italy till the end of the year. Is it possible to claim Bona Fide ...
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Where to pay tax when working for foreign company remotely from Uk

There are similar questions but I believe my circumstances are slightly different. I am a British citizen, from birth, and have been living in Malta for over a year while working for several ...
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What are the tax rates for an Ireland-based ltd for invoices to company in foreign countries

I'm currently working as an IT consultant in Italy (self-employed) but I'm thinking of moving to Ireland next year and open a ltd company there. I was trying to understand the tax rates and as per my ...
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Germany Tax Question - Non-Resident and not employed in Germany

I'm planning to open a personal bank account in Germany very soon and I need this clarified before I do that. Some info: I don't have German Citizenship I do not live in Germany and I don't plan on ...
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Can an Indian citizen/resident invest in a US company and collect the profits in India?

I have Indian residence and want to invest money by investing in an existing business in the USA. The total investment is $650k USD under a single name or $350k under two names. I / We are procuring ...
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Do I need to pay taxes in the US as an Alien Resident for my Canadian stock capital gains

I'm about to pull the trigger and get some Canadian stock BBI:CA, but first I want to know if I need to pay special taxes, or If I'll be double taxed by this capital gains. I'm a US alien, got the ...
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How long can I spend on a trip abroad without tax impact?

I am from Brazil and live and work in the US. I am a Brazilian citizen and not a US citizen or permanent resident. I can work from home for a few weeks if I want to. I still own a house in Brazil ...