Questions tagged [foreign-income]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Getting money transferred from abroad from my parents, would I get taxed?

I'm originally from Japan but living in the UK permanently on spouse visa now. My parents transfer money from Japan to my British bank every now and then like £8000 every year as a gift, does this ...
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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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Online Hackathon prize money taxation and exceptions

I've participated in one of the Hackathon competition on DevPost and won the prize amount of $3000 USD. However, the claiming section asked me to fill-up the W-8BEN tax form as I'm not a US resident. ...
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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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Working remotely for a Japanese company as a non-resident outside Japan

As the title suggests, I am currently performing remote work as an intern for a Japanese company. I am non-Japanese nationality residing outside of Japan. Am I subject to the flat non-resident tax of ...
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Can a tax treaty be limited by other provisions in the internal revenue code even if the saving clause does not apply?

I am a US resident. In 2019, I had some income from a short employment in Finland. I know I can claim the Foreign Tax Credit, which is equal to the minimum of the taxes I paid to Finland and the taxes ...
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Using a US state for payroll while not being a resident

I'm an American currently living in France with my wife (also an American). She has a part-time job working remotely for an American company. This company uses a US-only payroll company, so my wife ...
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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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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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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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Foreign inheritance subject to U.S. taxes for permanent resident?

My wife is a permanent legal resident (I am a U.S. Citizen), is the money brought into the United States in the form of an inheritance subject to taxes? Her mother recently passed away in Taiwan and ...
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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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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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L1-B visa, received W-8BEN from bank

I've been living in the US for two years on an L1-B visa. I bought a house and changed my address with my bank. A week later, I received a form W-8BEN and a letter requesting additional information, ...
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Is IRS dual-status optional?

In 2019 I was a resident US alien for IRS purposes. In September I permanently moved out of the US. Thereafter, I got a job in the foreign country and received foreign salary for the last months of ...
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Tax Exemption on Foreign Currency Income in India

If a salaried person in India also makes 20,000 USD (in the entire financial year) from affiliate marketing and freelancing with US clients, would those 20,000 USD have any tax exemption in India? ...
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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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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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UK tax on foreign capital gains

Are capital gains on foreign stocks taxed in the UK for a UK tax resident? If yes, what are the specific rules and rates at which they are taxed?
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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 ...