Questions tagged [non-resident]

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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Free E-file US taxes if spouse is non-resident alien

I have a special situation in that I am a US citizen but my spouse is a non-resident alien, and I myself also live overseas. So far I have only found that HR Block Taxes for Expats lets me e-file ...
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Non-resident? NY state and NYC taxes while living 8 months outside US

When pandemic broke out, I was outside US and stayed outside for the entire 2020. I worked remotely all time. I've been employed by a company with NYC headquarters. Am I right I'm considered a non-...
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Question related to my and wife's US resident alien status, required for USA ITR filling

I joined USA with H1B visa starting from 15th Feb 2020 whereas my wife joined me on H4 Visa starting from 8th Aug 2020. So in this case I am a Resident alien but what would be the case for my wife? ...
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Is CA FTB not in breach of IRS rules by demanding ITIN?

The IRS declares in many documents that: "ITINs are IRS assigned numbers issued only for federal tax administration purposes" and "ITINS do NOT Serve as identification outside the ...
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Can minors withdraw check?

I want to send a gift - named check. The issuer is a US resident, sending from the US. The minor is a US non-resident, located in the US. Can I go to the bank, issue the check with the kid's name on ...
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Must Israeli citizens who do not reside in Israel pay for the nationwide Israeli healthcare system?

businessinsider.com claims that: Healthcare in Israel is universal and, by law, all citizens and permanent residents must participate in it. I find this surprising, as typically citizens who do not ...
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Taxes on stock options for non-resident aliens

I have ISO stock options as part of my employment in California, USA. In the middle of 2019 I had to leave the USA for family reasons. In 2020 I wasn’t in the US (became non-resident alien for tax ...
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Does the (non-resident alien) owner of an LLC (as a disregarded entity) pay income taxes on (non-US) profits?

Let's assume the owner is the sole owner of the LLC. Let's also assume the owner is tax resident in a country with no double tax treaty with the U.S. Let's also assume the profits are not income ...
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Will my taxes be increased after receiving green card?

Today, I am informed that my green card application is approved and I will receive my physical green card in the next week or so. I work as a graduate research assistant in a University at South ...
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Long Term Capital Gains - NRI living in Australia. Should I or should I not pay in AUD or USD or INR

Happy New Year to everyone I am in a confusing state. Also reaching out to a few Tax Advisors. Not sure if someone in the forum has experienced this. I am an NRI (Indian) living in Australia on Work ...
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Can my Foreign Company transfer my salary ( USD ) to my NRE account directly, will it be taxable?

I had opened an NRE account while working in Dubai, now I relocated to another country, My Present employer is transferring my salary directly to my NRE account, will it be legal/ nontaxable?
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Does federal tax residency affects State residency status?

I am a resident alien for tax purposes. I have SSN. My wife arrived in USA for the first time on 6/26/2019. She cannot have SSN. She got ITIN. For 2019, we filed joint tax return. As required, we ...
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General FEIE question

I work for a public (state) US university but I live abroad. The university has not sent me abroad and the work does not require me to work abroad, it is purely my choice (and a deal I worked with my ...
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Away from the UK most of the tax year - can I ask to be considered a non-resident?

I spent less than 75 days in the tax year of 2019-2020 in the UK. For about 3.5 months in that tax year I was renting a flat in London (it's that long because there was a one month notice - ...
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What do you do with 1042-S?

https://support.google.com/paymentscenter/troubleshooter/7542675 According to the statement here GOOGLE provides 1042-S for earnings through saled paid apps earnings (income). What to do with it? The ...
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Self Assessment from Abroad due to Private Limited Company Unpaid Directorship

I left the UK for good years ago, but I still have a private limited company there (that I own 100%) and because of that I have to file self assessment which is just a series of zeros in every input ...
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Why does the ATO have “unclaimed super”, should I do something about it?

I am an Australian Citizen currently living in the UK. I logged on to the Australian Tax Office (ATO) website today an the ATO tells me i have unclaimed super. It's about $3000, and is exactly equal ...
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Transfer Inheritance from US to a NRA in Indonesia

I am a non resident alien, not living in the US. I inherited funds from a US stock exchange account after the owner died, but they could not wire it to a non US bank. THey can only wire to a US bank ...
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Determining “country of residency” for nonresident alien student

I understand that a nonresident alien is taxed either using flat rates, or using potentially lowered rates if the US has a tax treaty with her country of residency. Question: how is the country of ...
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ESPP capital gain tax form for non residents in United States

I purchased and sold my company shares last year using ESPP (Employee Stock Purchase Program). I am a non-resident alien (F-1 visa, OPT). What form do I need to report the capital gain from this sale ...
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Are nonresident aliens filing the 1040-NR eligible for the $72,900 AMT exemption?

Do non-resident aliens receive this exemption amount when filing our AMT taxes on form 6251? I want to make sure because I read here: https://www.hhcpa.com/blogs/income-tax-accountants-cpa/amt-risk-...
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Is it possible to use a international broker account as a saving account?

Say that I'm a citizen of country A, I want to save all my personal savings (obtained in A legally) in another country B (I don't care about the currency, as long as it's relatively stable), and I ...
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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 (source). Can they avoid this tax by selling the stock before the ex-dividend date ...
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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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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 repayment in India

One NRI took loan from me (also NRI) in Saudi Arabia, 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 ...

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