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Questions concerning government regulations or corporate practices that apply specifically to people who are not residents (or not citizens) of the country in question.

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Can non-resident aliens avoid taxes on dividends?

Non-resident aliens do not have to pay capital gains tax for stocks, but they have to pay a 30% tax on cash dividends. Can they avoid this tax by selling the stock before the ex-dividend date and ...
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Why does Charles Schwab require a large minimum deposit to open an international brokerage account? [closed]

Charles Schwab is demanding US $25,000 for opening an international individual broker account which is I guess free for the US citizens. Why does Charles Schwab charge such a huge amount for ...
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Robinhood and W8BEN for Non-US residents

I have an account with Robinhood which I opened when I was in the US and never traded on the platform. I did some trades this year. I am now an Indian resident for the entire year and forgot to close ...
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US tax requirement for non-resident non-citizen receiving donations from US non-profit

My wife and I do volunteer charity work in a third-world country. We are not US citizens or residents, however we have recently partnered with a US-based non-profit 501(c)(3) organisation who are set ...
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Do non-resident aliens pay taxes on stock market gains?

I am a student in the US with a F1 visa and live in the US too, but considered non-resident alien for tax purposes. If I invest my savings in the stock market, should I pay taxes on the gains? It is ...
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Tax implications of the interest earned in India

I have some questions regarding tax implications of the income in India from the following sources. NRE Account (FD and Savings) NRO Account (FD and Savings) Mutual Funds Interest in NRE account is ...
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AMT ISO deferrals for nonimmigrant. Sold shares after leaving US

I lived in the US from 2013 and 2016 on an E-3 nonimmigrant visa. As part of my full-time employment contract, I was granted ISO shares in a pre-IPO company. I exercised most of the vested shares in ...
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I am a Canadian, living in Canada, doing an internship remotely for a U.S. company. Do I pay U.S. taxes?

Main question in the title. I already received a "bonus" (was supposed to be a relocation stipend before the internship got moved to virtual). For that check, the following taxes were ...
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J1-Trainee California Tax Residency status

I am a Russian citizen and at the end of 2019 I came to California for a traineeship. I have income in both Russia and the United States (California). From the point of view of US federal tax law, I'm ...
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Minimizing estate tax on US assets of non-resident alien [duplicate]

There is an estate tax of 40% on US situs assets of non-resident aliens. Is there any way to minimize this tax using, for example, trusts? Can someone elaborate on this?
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Covering estate tax on US assets for non-resident alien

I am a non-resident alien holding a brokerage account in the USA but residing outside the USA. My country does not have an estate tax treaty with the USA. So my estate is liable for a significant ...
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Taxation of US LLC in India

I am a non-resident of the USA, and a resident of India for tax purposes. Suppose I set up my US brokerage account as an LLC in the USA. What taxes will I owe on this account in India? What taxes will ...
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What are the taxation rules for US non-resident aliens with respect to qualified dividends?

Are the rules different for qualified versus non-qualified dividends? Assuming no DTAA exists between the US and the country of residence.
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Estate tax in the USA for non-residents

I read that the estate tax for non-residents on their US assets can go up to 40% with the first $60000 tax exempt. Suppose, as a non-resident, I have a brokerage account holding US stocks with the ...
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Delay in submitting W-8 BEN

I left the USA on 1/31/2019 for India, and have been in India ever since. According to 1040 NR instructions on page 10 (dual status tax payers), I could be argued as being a non-resident for 2019 ...
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US financial institutions that offer IRA accounts to non-residents? [closed]

I have a Roth IRA investment account worth a tidy sum with my US bank from my time in the US on a work visa. I received a letter this week from my US bank informing me that they are no longer offering ...
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1040 NR Capital gains Line 14

As a non-resident alien, I was told that I do not have to pay capital gains tax in the USA. Why then is there line 14 for reporting capital gains in 1040NR?
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1040 NR Line 22 Schedule OI

Line 22 of 1040 NR is "Total income exempt by a treaty from page 5, Schedule OI, item L (1(e))" I am a resident of India for tax purposes, and I was not able to identify in the India-US tax treaty ...
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Indian taxation on after-tax retirement accounts such as Roth

How does India tax US after-tax retirement accounts such as the Roth IRA for a person who is a US non-resident for tax purposes starting age 59.5?
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Traditional IRA distributions taxation as non-resident

I left the USA for India in 2019, and expect to be a non-resident for US taxation purposes when I turn 59.5. In the India-US tax treaty Article 20 Clause 1 states "Any pension, other than a pension ...
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Deductions for non-residents while filing US taxes

Do non-residents get any deductions while filing US taxes? I see they are not allowed the standard deduction. Are they not allowed any other deduction?
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Taxation of traditional to Roth IRA conversion for non-resident

I left the USA in 2019, am now in India and so am a non-resident for US tax purposes for 2020, and want to convert part of my traditional IRA to Roth IRA. What are the tax implications of this ...
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I am a NON US resident but I have a SSN and I formed an LLC in Wyoming. Do I need an EIN or I can use my SSN?

I'm a NON US resident but I have a SSN and I formed an LLC in Wyoming. Do I have to apply for EIN or I can use my SSN? I am the only member of an LLC.
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PINS Demat account for NRI

I learned from other questions on this forum that an NRI has the option to invest in individual stocks in India through a PINS Demat account. Is this a recent development? I was told by my broker in ...
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Claiming tax credit on non-US income

For tax year 2019, I meet the substantial presence test and so am planning to file my US taxes as resident alien. I left the USA on 1/31/2019, and started working for an Indian company in July 2019. ...
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Indian taxation on US assets after returning to India

I left for the USA in January 2008, and returned to India for an extended period of time on 1/2/2019 with earlier short visits of 15 days each in 2016 and 2018. I started working for an Indian company ...
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Can I specify non-resident alien children as dependents?

I am a US citizen living outside of the US. Neither my wife nor my children is a US citizen, nor do they have SSNs. Am I allowed to list them as dependents? May I file as head-of-household, ...
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State tax refunds for non-resident aliens and excess

According to the instructions for Form 1040-NR-EZ, tax payers must refer to Publication 525 to decide if any of the state tax refunds need to be listed as additional income in Line 4. Here, for Non-...
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NRI loan return in India

One NRI took loan from me (also NRI) in Saudi, but about 2 months ago left for good to India. Now he has no option but to pay me in India, this money that he will transfer to my account may look as ...
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Transfer funds to India moving permanently [closed]

I am moving to India permanently in next 2 months from USA. What are my options to move my funds from USA to India considering I do not have NRE account. i.e. Is it mandatory to have NRE account? ...
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Gross receipts tax liability when operating an LLC in New Mexico as a nonresident alien

The title pretty much sums it up: will I be exempt from gross receipts tax if I'll be operating my New Mexico single-member LLC from abroad, as a nonresident alien, offering remote services (software ...
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w8ben for 401k withdrawal for Indian citizen

I need to withdrawal my 401k from US account.Normal penalty is around 30% for early withdrawal .Does filling w8ben form for Indian citizen help in reduced penalties.I am in individual who worked in US ...
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How to send back the CARES payment of COVID-19 to IRS as non-resident

I am a non-resident alien who working in the US. I received the CARES payment ($1200) of the COVID 19 by direct deposit from IRS, while I know that as a non-resident, I am not eligible to receive. ...
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Creating personal or joint broker account

This is a follow up question to this question: Chances of paying U.S inheritance tax as a non U.S citizen I am a nonresident alien and my wife is a US citizen who is not living in the US. I want to ...
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Can an F1 student file as resident alien? (less than 5 years)

I'm a foreign student on F1. I came to the US in 2018. I stayed in the US for 350 days in 2019. I'm aware of the substantial presence test that determines whether I should file as resident alien or ...
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Why did I get $1200 stimulus check? Was a resident alien for tax but moved out of US in Nov 2019

I was a student on a visa in the US and was also working at the university from 2012 to Nov 2019. I then moved out of the US at the end of Nov 2019. Officially, I'm still a student at my US university ...
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Forgot to include form 1042-s

I am a student on a F-1 visa (nonresident alien), working with a Teaching Assist at my University. I did my 2019 taxes using Sprintax with the information from my form W-2 and I got a refund of $609 (...
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Who pays the retroactive withholding tax - the withholding agent or me?

I am a non-US person and I have been receiving royalty payments from a US company since 2015. In 2020 the US company started to collect W-8BEN forms from its authors (like me) and apply a withholding ...
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How to report form 1042s information on form 540nr 2019

I'm an international graduate student living in California. This year, I received both W2 and 1042-S forms (Half the year I was on a fellowship grant and the other half I was being an RA). I have ...
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Tax on US income for work days spent in India

I moved to US in 30th-May-2019 on work visa and I spent 3 weeks working in India in December (my salary was still generated in the US) Would some of my US income be allocated to India in this case? ...
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Capital losses treatment

I incurred capital losses as a resident alien in the USA. Now, having left the USA, I am a non-resident alien and I am given to understand that I do not have to show capital gains or losses on the tax ...
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Filing taxes for Canada after becoming non-resident

I left Canada for SE Asia in January 2020, and this will be first year that I'm filing to the CRA from outside of the country, so there are a few things that are unclear to me. I'll probably talk to ...
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UK tax for partial residents

During the 2019/2020 tax year, I worked as a full-time employee in the UK for only 3 months and left the country 1 month after that, in August. I then moved back home in Romania and continued to work ...
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Revolut closing account abroad?

I opened my Revolut account 2 years ago in the UK (at that time it was only for residents in the UK). I moved last year to Sweden to study… I never informed Revolut. My problem is that my passport ...
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Need to open / operate a NZD (New Zealand Dollar) account as a non-resident (from Australia) [closed]

I'm resident in Australia, and do a large number of small transactions with New Zealand customers. Currently I charge in AUD via PayPal, but some customers send me direct AUD bank transfers (which ...
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Claiming foreign short term losses in the US from the year before moving to the US

I'm a Canadian citizen living and working in the US since September 2019. In 2018 I incurred capital gain losses (of an investment that was under 1 year) of about 20k USD. I filed these losses in my ...
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Tax implications of working from another state due to coronavirus

I work for a company in California which is recommending all employees work from home because of the coronavirus pandemic. I am thinking about working from Michigan instead as an opportunity to visit ...
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Nonresident aliens do not need to pay tax on earned interest?

I am a nonresident alien living in the USA and paying federal and state taxes on my salary. I am working in a university in Colorado with a J1 visa which is valid from 06/24/2018. I have a social ...
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Personal loan from mother

My mother paid my college fees when I came to America for my master's degree. She also paid my living expenses. All of which amounts to around 40,000$. She paid me this amount between 2015 to 2016. I ...
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Transfering from existing Indian account to NRE account

I have a normal Indian bank account, joint with my mother. Now, I wish to open an NRE account as I no longer live in India. How can I transfer money from this existing Indian account to the new NRE ...

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