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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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Questions on retirement saving plans for non-resident aliens

I am a German citizen that started working as a postdoctoral researcher at a University in the U.S., being on a J1 visa. Part of my benefits package includes an employer match that I can make use of ...
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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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Non resident working for a UK company from abroad and receiving on UK account - taxable?

I have been living in UK for 1 year and working for an UK company for the past months. Then my visa expired and I returned to my home in Brazil. However me and that company intend to keep me working ...
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Tax return on income less than 8000 USD from royalties

I am a U.S. Nonresident Alien (graduate student in Seattle, WA). I am married, but my wife is not in US. In 2018, I earned ~8,000 USD in royalties. That's my total US earnings for 2018. I have not ...
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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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Can I file for federal tax returns for the year 2016 from India?

I was working in US in 2016 while on a project but now I am in India. How do I file for tax returns from India for 2016? I tried e filing through an agent last year but I provided my US postal ...
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Can a non-resident Canadian citizen working in USA maintain a margin account in Canada?

I am a non-resident Canadian living and working in USA. Can I maintain a margin account for stocks trading in Canada?
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Claiming standard deduction on 1040 NR while not being a student

I am now physically located outside the USA (in India) and am not a student, but have financial assets in the USA generating income. I purchased these assets while I was in the USA and continued to ...
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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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Residential requirement for Canadian living abroad to collect pensions?

I have been told by numerous individuals that one is required to return to Canada for a certain period of time, whilst living abroad, in order to continue to collect my Senior benefits from the ...
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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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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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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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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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FBAR reporting for 2017

I'm an American living overseas with a foreign bank account. My bank account was nearing USD50000 so I withdrew 30000 to open another bank account. Therefore I have one bank account with 30000 and ...
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I live in Texas and remotely work for a New Jersey company. Do I need pay NJ state tax?

I did a bit research, but am still confused. TX does not collect state tax, but NJ does. Say I have only one wage (just to simplify my case), which comes from a NJ-based company for which I remotely ...
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Tax implications of U.S. company granting non-qualified stock options (NSO) to a non-resident?

I am a non-resident individual outside USA who has been granted a NSO stock option in a US start-up. I have an early access option on 10000 shares that vest until 2021. I am trying to understand if ...
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Any DTC Registered Brokers for Indian trying to exchange restricted units to ordinary shares?

I am an ex-Broadcom (BRCM) employee laid off during 2014 Aug before it is sold to another company Avago. During my tenure at that company I received some RSU s which were converted to restricted units ...
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Rental income and mortgage interest deduction for married non resident alien

My wife and I acquired a property in the US in 2016 with a US mortgage. We started renting it that year and have been managing it ourselves since then (no rental management company). We are both ...
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What are the requirements to set up a Deutsche Bank account?

I'm 17 and would like to move to Germany when I graduate high school in the US to study there. I will be visiting friends in Berlin this Christmas to scout out universities and possible living ...
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Can S-corp have foreign national employee located overseas and give them a 401k?

I have two contractors located overseas. They are not US citizens. I have been paying them per job but want to make them permanent employees with some of those benefits such as access to a matched 401(...
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Taxes on Federal Pension in Puerto Rico Non-Resident?

I'm a federal retiree with a federal pension and I'm a resident of Texas. I'm only taxed federally on my pension, as Texas does not have a state tax. I have been offered a year contract in Puerto ...
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Working overseas - Paid locally or USA?

I will be working in Indonesia but for an American company. They can pay me directly in Indonesia or in USA. I asked if they can split my salary between two payments (part to USA, part to Indonesia) ...
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What happens to debt to SSA after death?

A woman in another country was married to her late husband. She notified about his death right away but SSA kept sending money from his Social Security benefits. She thought that everything was in ...
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Moving between countries at the middle of Tax year to reduce progressive tax impact?

Soon I will be relocating from US (H1B visa) to UK. I am not a citizen of these two countries. Since both of these two countries have progressive tax system I have come to conclusion that it would be ...
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Capital gains tax from selling Canadian property for Canadian non-resident

Case: Capital Gain Tax Implications for House in Toronto, ON Purchase value of House in 2000: $230,000 Potential Sale value in 2015: $650,000 Joint-owners: David & Rebecca, married and both are ...
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Where do I have to pay taxes?

I'm a Canadian citizen doing a rotational program with an international company based in UK. I'm paid by the American holdings office, and I was living and working in California between September '14 ...
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What Capital Gains are owed for a Non-resident owning stock in US C corporation when it is acquired?

Would a non-resident alien (no connection to the US apart from the company) owning founder/CEO stock (not stock options) of a private US corporation have to pay capital gains tax in the event that the ...
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Sample of first-year choice statement to be treated as dual-status alien

I am going to make a first-year choice to be treated as dual-status alien for year 2013. Publication 519 says that to make the choice: You must attach a statement to Form 1040 to make the first-...
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capital gains on oversea property for non-resident of Canada

I live overseas in Belize and have for over 5 years and other than my Canadian Passport I have no other ties to Canada. I'm considering selling my house in Belize and with the proceeds from the sale ...
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Paying taxes as a Kansan moving to Paraguay

I know these situations get mentioned a lot but I'm looking for documentation for this scenario. I'm a US Citizen that's lived in Kansas for several years now and I'm looking to move to Paraguay for ...
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How do I use MI-1040D for capital gains/losses in other states?

Say we have a full-year nonresident of Michigan, who has wages of W, attributable to Michigan, and a capital gain of G from selling stocks. Since they are a nonresident, the capital gain should not ...
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FBAR reporting for non-resident aliens with single-member LLC

(1) According to the FinCen's FBAR filing instructions, "Any US person that has a financial interest in or signature authority over foreign financial accounts must file an FBAR..." This implies ...
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Tax Return Married NRA: Is Glacier Tax Prep fill the 1040NR out correctly?

I am an F1 student (NRA) and Married. Based on the new 1040NR(-EZ) instruction a married NRA cannot claim more than $5,000 deduction (1040NR Instruction). Glacier Tax Prep is a software provided to ...
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Using Standard deduction while filing 1040NR for year 2018

As per https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p519.pdf Standard deduction. If you are a student who qualifies under Article 21(2) of the United States–India Income Tax Treaty, you can take the standard ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Stock trading for Non resident f1-OPT TAX

I am a non resident alien in F1- Opt status. I purchased some stock and sold them in loss.How would I claim loss in 1040 NR form ? I read the IRS website and found it- "Nonresident alien students and ...
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Tax rates when C-Corporation pays salary to the owner who is non-US resident & non-US citizen

I am non-US resident and non-US citizen (i.e. NRA, nonresident alien). I would like to open C-Corporation in Florida. I would be the only owner and shareholder of the C-Corp. I know what are the ...
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Do part-time courses count as tuition for tax purposes for a work permit holder?

My wife is not a Canadian citizen. As her permanent residence application is in process, she has been given a 2-year open work permit, and she used it to work during the 2016 tax year. Her conditions ...
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First-Year Option and exempt individual for part of the year

I moved to the US in Aug 2015 in G-4 status. I received a work permit (EAD) and have since worked for a US employer. My wife took another job, so I applied for an O-1 visa to continue working and I've ...