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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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Withholding Tax for Citizen of No Tax Treaty with US

I am a citizen and resident of Saudi Arabia, a country with no tax treaty with the US. I receive monthly royalties from Amazon as a designer in their print on demand platform (they sell t shirts of my ...
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NRA who has unearned income on Form 1042-S

I need to recover taxes reported on a Form 1042-S for my grandchildren who are non native, Native Americans. Under the Dual Tax Avoidance Agreement / treaty between Germany/USA, I submitted a W8-BEN ...
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How can I get the information why IRS doesn't want to give me an ITIN?

TL;DR: What are the venues we could take to understand why my friend’s ITIN application has been rejected and how do I finally get ITIN? Some Backstory: I am helping a friend from a non-visa-free ...
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Non Resident selling Canadian property tax implications

I understand the Federal Tax implications, but does the Non resident also pay provincial tax in which the property was sold or only federal tax and surcharge.
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Amex personal savings

I opened Amex personal savings when I lived in U.S. with U.S visa. But now I moved to Germany due to my job and no longer live in U.S. For TAX reason, Do I need to send W-8 BEN form to Amex national ...
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Options for non-US person outside US with 401(k)

This question is somewhat related to this one. I'm a non-US person (mid 30s) currently living and working in Europe. Previously, I lived and worked in the US (Massachusetts) for >3 years. In order to ...
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Filling out FBAR for joint account with NRA

I am a US citizen living abroad, and I must file an FBAR (FinCEN Report 114) for 2018. I have a joint bank account with a NRA (non-resident alien). This person has and wants nothing to do with the ...
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Paying tax in the UK for Fixed Deposit (Term Deposit) interest earned in India on NRE Account?

I am an Indian citizen (Indian domiciled via father's citizenship) currently residing in the UK. I intend to take up permanent residency in the UK when applicable but also continue to use my Indian ...
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1040NR needed for LLC Partner USA alien Living/Working outside the USA?

Situation: I live in Nepal and am a USA citizen. Partner lives in Romania and is a Romanian citizen. We want to start a LLC where we will share equity and get paid by this LLC. The LLC will be ...
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Sale of property in India purchased earlier using US funds and repatriate now to US [duplicate]

I was Non Resident Indians, purchased property in India with funds earned in USA. The funds were transferred from my US account to my In-Laws Bank Account in India. I am now US Citizen. I am in the ...
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Can a US non-resident alien do tax-loss harvesting on capital gains and income? (183-day rule)

Context: I am a non-resident alien in the USA as a J1 scholar. After being present for 183 days in the USA, I must pay capital gains tax in the USA. My questions: i) can I reduce my ordinary USA ...
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I'm a resident of Monaco and my future wife is a US citizen and resident. Will I have tax obligations once married?

As my header explains, I'm concerned with the possible tax ramifications once married let alone being in a de facto relationship. For example, France is harsh when it comes to taxes. If she lived ...
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401(k) funds - taxes living abroad? [duplicate]

If you plan to retire overseas, are you going to be taxed from the US or from the country overseas? I was not able to find any rules that could answer that question for traditional 401k funds. I ...
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What advice do you have for a non-US resident with savings in the US?

I don't live in the US anymore and I'm not a US citizen, but have formerly worked in US and thus have savings in the US. I wanted to invest in a simple index fund, but can't find an option for non-US ...
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Can I live outside Canada and get paid into my Canadian bank account for freelance work?

I live outside Canada and have declared non-resident status to the CRA. I haven't declared income or paid taxes for the last 4 years, or even stepped foot in Canada for the same duration. I do have an ...
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non-resident: Shares trading in Australia

How can I trade shares in Australia while being a non-resident for tax purposes? Are their any special considerations just for not being in Australia?
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Non-resident for tax purposes: The Australian electoral roll

Does being on the electoral roll makes you a resident for tax purposes in Australia? I can't find a clear and definitive answer to this question and it seems that many people are recommending getting ...
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Will the IRS go after foreign countries' pension if you owe taxes?

I am a 70 year old retired Irish citizen living in Ireland. I did live in the USA. Unfortunately, I recently learned that I owe the IRS $15k in taxes from a 401k withdrawal. I own nothing in the USA ...
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How to contribute to my super account while a non-resident for tax purposes?

I'm an Australian who's residing overseas and I'm a non-resident for tax purposes who's sole source of income in Australian is interest on a savings account. I want to contribute to my super account ...
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Dividend tax for Non Resident Alien owning US domiciled international stocks ETF

What is the US dividend tax rate for a non-resident alien owning a US domiciled ETF holding non-US companies? Assume no tax treaty so the tax rate for the SPY ETF would be 30%. An example would be a ...
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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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Can I contribute money to a Roth IRA in this non resident alien situation?

Here I have an interesting situation. I am a former American citizen, expatriated (non-covered). I still have my Roth IRA account. I earn money working for a UK company with a US parent, listed on the ...
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Receiving money in US for work performed overseas

I previously lived in the US on a work visa and so have a bank account there, but am now living overseas (with no tax residency status in the US). I am performing freelance contract work for a US ...
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How is a non-resident Sole Trader in Australia taxed on freelance work?

I am considering doing remote freelance work for an Australian business as a Sole Trader with an Australia Business Number (ABN). I am a non-resident in Australia. My question is: do I pay taxes on ...
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How do I fill in a W-8BEN for for sites such as Zazzle as an individual?

I have have some cash sitting (and growing) in a Zazzle.com account for a while. In order to have this cash paid to me as a U.K. citizen still living in the U.K., I need to submit a W-8BEN form. I ...
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US taxes if worked 3 months in US

I have stayed in the US (NY) from Feb 25 2016 to April 1 2017. I have fully paid the taxes for 2016 and filed the paperwork. For 2017, the taxes have been deducted from my salary. I need to file the ...
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Reactivate a dormant account with Bank of America as a nonresident

I am a French Citizen, I opened an account with Bank of America in 2009 that I used every year during my vacations, but I have not been to the US for 5 years so the account seems to be dormant. I ...
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Wealth Transfer Tax in UK

I am citizen of Turkey. If I transfer my savings to UK, do I need to pay taxes to UK over this wealth transfer? I am not a resident of UK and will not live there. Just want to transfer it to a safer ...
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In the UK is it illegal for banks to open current accounts for non-residents/tourists?

To phrase it another way, if a Singaporean tourist walks into a MetroBank or HSBC branch in London, would the bank be allowed by the FCA to open a current account (at the branch managers discretion ...
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How to invest money in the US for an alien friend?

I am looking for some advice on how I could accomplish this: Consider a Person A living in Europe, and having no US citizenship, visa or plans to ever travel there. I am being asked to invest A's ...
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When I'll receive social security

I am Canadian and have worked in USA from Jun 2000 - Dec 2006. I have paid all the taxes, Can I get back my social security which I paid during my stay in USA?
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US investments for a non-resident alien

Where am I allowed to invest my money in the US considering that I am non-resident alien (I have a F1 visa)? I noticed that most of the brokerage or investment platforms online do not allow people ...
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How do I compute my taxes on a publicly traded partnership fund, as a Non Resident of US?

I hold units in Powershares DB Commodity Index fund (DBC), and so I've received a K-1 from them detailing their income during the year. I was a US Non-Resident Alien / foreign investor during the ...
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Retirement savings strategy for non-residents in the USA

My understanding based off reading a bunch of questions on this site, and elsewhere, is that the standard advice for an American citizen, working in, and planning to retire in the US, is as follows: ...
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How come I am not tax resident in any country when moving abroad

I recently moved from UK to US and I am having trouble understanding tax residency matters. In particular, it seems to me that I am not resident in any of the two countries. Indeed: I pass the first ...
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Applying an ITIN (W7 form) for my F2 spouse to claim an exemption

I am on F1 visa, Non-resident alien, F2 visa spouse claimed for expemtion on basis of Indo-US tax treaty. Which option should I choose on W7 for the section "Reason You’re Submitting Form W-7" a) ...
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Booking Refund from a builder to NRO account - Taxable?

I gave a builder 10 L as booking charges from my NRE account and after 6 months he has returned a 2 PDC cheques of 5 L each (from his same account where I initially gave the 10L) which I will deposit ...
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Bank asking first transfer to be a wire transfer to NRE account

I have opened an NRE account with IDFC Bank. They are asking me that my first fund should be transferred directly from my US bank account (possibly through wire transfer). Is there any rule like this ...
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American expat living in Germany had no income in 2015, do I need to file US taxes for 2015?

I'm living in Germany right now and have realized last week that I need to declare my taxes. I am married and have a wife. In 2015 I did not work and married my wife in march. she is not a citizen or ...
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Does an extended stay hotel qualify as “living quarters” for New York tax form IT-203?

I was in New York City for about 3 months last summer for an internship. During that time, I lived in an extended stay hotel (in NYC). Item H of the New York tax form IT-203 asks whether I "had ...
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Is state tax refund for nonresidents taxable

If I received a state tax refund as a nonresident (non-resident alien), is that considered a taxable income? From an answer on turbotax support, it seems that such income is considered not taxable. ...
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What is the benefits threshold for social security tax

I am a foreigner working in NY and will be leaving in few month. I would like to know if I can get refund for the social security tax because I can't enjoy it. I see the answer was "No, you cannot. ...
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Do I have to file Form 8843 even if I fail the substantial presence test?

Given the following presence in the U.S.: (All previous years are only short tourist trips) 2016: 6 days (all under VWP) 2017: 0 days 2018: 87 days (4 VWP + 83 J-1) The presence under the J-1 visa ...
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How to get rid of delisted stocks

I live in Europe, so i don`t known usa stock regulations. I have several chinese stocks that were delisted from USA markets. These companies were fraud companies and their stock have not value. These ...
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How to file taxes as Non-Resident Alien, using closer connection exception? (6th year in US on F1-OPT)

I need to file my taxes as a Non Resident Alien, but I pass the substantial presence test, as I arrived in the US in 2012 on a F1 visa. I filed as a non resident for the years 2012–2016. I am ...
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What's my chances of recuperating taxes withheld on my Royal Bank of Canada shares if I'm not a resident of Canada?

For a couple years now, RBC has been wihholding Canadian taxes from my dividend payouts. I'm not a resident of Canada nor own any property in Canada - I've inherited their shares because they bought a ...
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How long it takes to be classified as a resident alien?

I have been in the US since 1st of August 2016. I filed my taxes for the year 2017 as a non resident alien just now. In a tax workshop in the University I work and study I was told that as a F1 I have ...
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Tax situation for non-resident

I have an F1 visa and my spouse is a permanent resident with no income. My employer has deducted FICA taxes and I would like to get a refund for that as well. What will be my best options for filing? ...
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Taxes for a foreign freelancer getting paid in the USA

I, a Mexican citizen, was living in Portland last year and had a TN work visa, but decided to come back home. The company I was working for decided they wanted to keep working with me but as a ...
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Do I have to file a tax return for 2017 if my only income was a tax refund? [duplicate]

In 2016 I did a summer internship at a technology firm in California. Came from Europe on a J1 visa. Filed a 1040NR-EZ, and got a tax refund in 2017. Now, as I understand, state tax refund is taxable ...