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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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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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Taxation of US prize money for UK citizen

I've recently been awarded some prize money for scientific research. The awarding body is based in the US, while I'm a UK resident. I've never visited the US nor worked outside the UK or for a US ...
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Money saved from the Philippines

I have saved up $45,000.00 in the bank in the Philippines and I would like to bring them back to US as a returning US Citizen. Will I be taxed for this money I saved up?
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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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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 ...
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Filing world-income for taxation in UK as a non-citizen

First a brief background: I’m a citizen of an EU country where up to recently I’ve resided and been employed as a PhD student at a state institute. After finishing the PhD, I’ve moved to UK to work at ...
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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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Transferring money from Foreign Account to NRO Account in india - is it taxable?

I'm working in Maldives. I'm transferring money from my Maldives savings account to my Indian Savings account(NRO). Will it be taxable in India? Again I'm transferring the money from my Indian ...
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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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Remittance of gift money from Indian bank account to UK bank account

I was born in India and came to the UK 11 years ago when I was 20 years old. I'm a British Citizen and hold a UK bank account. I also have an Indian bank account which is managed by my father in ...
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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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Tax consequences (future or present) of giving up US citizenship

I am a Norwegian citizen by birth, and have lived here all my life. Some years ago, I learned that I am - by virtue of a US parent - also a citizen of the latter country. The amusement of learning ...
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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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Should I avoid month-end for my foreign salary payments?

I get paid from South Africa into the UK and get to choose which day of the month I want to be paid. I was wondering whether avoiding month-end might give me a better chance of getting a better rate (...
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UK tax self assessment:- how to report currency gains from between when a cheque is issued and cashed?

Can anyone tell me what should happen when a delay between foreign income arising and being converted into sterling results in an extra gain from the exchange rate? For example: A USD cheque is ...
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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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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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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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Income Tax- Short term Job in Vietnam

I have come Vietnam for short term- 6 months only and having certain questions about taxes, 1) Will I have to pay tax in India, if I transfer my salary from here to my India account? 2) I have not ...
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Foreign Earned Income Exclusion when working for a US company remotely

I'm a US citizen who lives and works in California. I've been looking at a possibility of working remotely and living abroad. My understanding is that when it comes to state taxes, you pay income tax ...
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Capital gains while living abroad?

Let's say I'm a U.S citizen and have money in a brokerage account at a U.S institution, but I have moved to Germany. Let's imagine that this money generates capital gains. Assuming that I have to pay ...
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Living abroad with Mexican insurance and HSA contribution

I am United States Citizen. I lived in Mexico all of 2015, I had a high deductible health plan (HDHP) from a Mexican insurance company all of 2015 as well. My plan meets United States IRS HDHP ...
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got some money on topcoder, possible tax rate calculation?

I competed in topcoder and got some money around ~500 $ and may get more If I'm really lucky in not yet reviewed submissions. But I found out that 30% of that money will be withheld as tax. I didn't ...
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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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Maternity payments taxable income?

Paid maternity leave in my country of residence is paid by the government as a social security insurance benefit, rather than by the employer. Is it treated as taxable income on my US return? Edit: ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Foreign tax credit relief UK. Tax paid or allowed by treaty?

I am registered with HMRC in the UK as a sole trader for the 2014/15 tax year. During that year I worked for a Japanese company as an employee in Japan for a few months. Looking at my payslips I have ...
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Do I have to report empty bank accounts on form 8938 “Statement of Specified Foreign Financial Assets”

I have empty bank accounts that I no longer use. It's unclear to me if I should report those accounts on form 8938.
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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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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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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 to bring my assets to US

I am a naturalized US citizen. I want to bring my assets from India to US. My assets are sold and in a bank account. What are the steps to bring the money to the US? It is worth 1.25 Crore and I have ...
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Tax withheld by USA working in UK (Form 1042-S and Form 1099)

I live/work in the UK but own some US shares held by US brokers that I've earned working for a USA company in UK. My broker sent me 1042-S and 1099 forms. Form 1099 reports $957 Federal Income Tax ...
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Foreign earned income exclusion / foreign tax credit when present in US

I'm a citizen of Norway as well as of the US by birth. I've never before 2014 resided in the US. I'm a PhD student in my native Norway, but we are here considered employees and paid a wage. I've ...
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Interpreting double-taxation agreements

I'm preparing to do my taxes for the first full year after migrating from New Zealand to Canada, and am now a tax resident of Canada. The countries do have a double taxation agreement in place (https:...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Paying taxes as foreigner for working as freelancer for US company

I am a german citizen and live in Germany, and want to work as a freelance-translator for a company called "gengo" , that seems to be registered in the US (quoting from the website: "a Delaware ...
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USA taxes for foreign contractor- FW8BEN FORM

I work as an independent contractor (providing personal engineering services) from India for a a USA based company. I receive around 15000$ yearly directly credited to my Indian bank account. I ...
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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 ...