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Free taxes for military 4. Free taxes for military   How Income of Aliens Is Taxed Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Resident Aliens Nonresident AliensTrade or Business in the United States Effectively Connected Income The 30% Tax Income From Real Property Transportation Tax Interrupted Period of Residence Expatriation TaxExpatriation Before June 4, 2004 Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 Expatriation After June 16, 2008 Introduction Resident and nonresident aliens are taxed in different ways. Free taxes for military Resident aliens are generally taxed in the same way as U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizens. Free taxes for military Nonresident aliens are taxed based on the source of their income and whether or not their income is effectively connected with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military The following discussions will help you determine if income you receive during the tax year is effectively connected with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business and how it is taxed. Free taxes for military Topics - This chapter discusses: Income that is effectively connected with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military Income that is not effectively connected with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military Interrupted period of residence. Free taxes for military Expatriation tax. Free taxes for military Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 1212 List of Original Issue Discount Instruments Form (and Instructions) 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. Free taxes for military Resident Aliens Resident aliens are generally taxed in the same way as U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizens. Free taxes for military This means that their worldwide income is subject to U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military tax and must be reported on their U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military tax return. Free taxes for military Income of resident aliens is subject to the graduated tax rates that apply to U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizens. Free taxes for military Resident aliens use the Tax Table or Tax Computation Worksheets located in the Form 1040 instructions, which apply to U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizens. Free taxes for military Nonresident Aliens A nonresident alien's income that is subject to U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military income tax must be divided into two categories: Income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States, and Income that is not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States (discussed under The 30% Tax, later). Free taxes for military The difference between these two categories is that effectively connected income, after allowable deductions, is taxed at graduated rates. Free taxes for military These are the same rates that apply to U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizens and residents. Free taxes for military Income that is not effectively connected is taxed at a flat 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Free taxes for military If you were formerly a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizen or resident alien, these rules may not apply. Free taxes for military See Expatriation Tax, later, in this chapter. Free taxes for military Trade or Business in the United States Generally, you must be engaged in a trade or business during the tax year to be able to treat income received in that year as effectively connected with that trade or business. Free taxes for military Whether you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States depends on the nature of your activities. Free taxes for military The discussions that follow will help you determine whether you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military Personal Services If you perform personal services in the United States at any time during the tax year, you usually are considered engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military Certain compensation paid to a nonresident alien by a foreign employer is not included in gross income. Free taxes for military For more information, see Services Performed for Foreign Employer in chapter 3. Free taxes for military Other Trade or Business Activities Other examples of being engaged in a trade or business in the United States follow. Free taxes for military Students and trainees. Free taxes for military   You are considered engaged in a trade or business in the United States if you are temporarily present in the United States as a nonimmigrant under an “F,” “J,” “M,” or “Q” visa. Free taxes for military A nonresident alien temporarily present in the United States under a “J” visa includes a nonresident alien individual admitted to the United States as an exchange visitor under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. Free taxes for military The taxable part of any scholarship or fellowship grant that is U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source income is treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military Business operations. Free taxes for military   If you own and operate a business in the United States selling services, products, or merchandise, you are, with certain exceptions, engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military Partnerships. Free taxes for military   If you are a member of a partnership that at any time during the tax year is engaged in a trade or business in the United States, you are considered to be engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military Beneficiary of an estate or trust. Free taxes for military   If you are the beneficiary of an estate or trust that is engaged in a trade or business in the United States, you are treated as being engaged in the same trade or business. Free taxes for military Trading in stocks, securities, and commodities. Free taxes for military   If your only U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military business activity is trading in stocks, securities, or commodities (including hedging transactions) through a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military resident broker or other agent, you are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military   For transactions in stocks or securities, this applies to any nonresident alien, including a dealer or broker in stocks and securities. Free taxes for military   For transactions in commodities, this applies to commodities that are usually traded on an organized commodity exchange and to transactions that are usually carried out at such an exchange. Free taxes for military   This discussion does not apply if you have a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military office or other fixed place of business at any time during the tax year through which, or by the direction of which, you carry out your transactions in stocks, securities, or commodities. Free taxes for military Trading for a nonresident alien's own account. Free taxes for military   You are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States if trading for your own account in stocks, securities, or commodities is your only U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military business activity. Free taxes for military This applies even if the trading takes place while you are present in the United States or is done by your employee or your broker or other agent. Free taxes for military   This does not apply to trading for your own account if you are a dealer in stocks, securities, or commodities. Free taxes for military This does not necessarily mean, however, that as a dealer you are considered to be engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military Determine that based on the facts and circumstances in each case or under the rules given above in Trading in stocks, securities, and commodities . Free taxes for military Effectively Connected Income If you are engaged in a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business, all income, gain, or loss for the tax year that you get from sources within the United States (other than certain investment income) is treated as effectively connected income. Free taxes for military This applies whether or not there is any connection between the income and the trade or business being carried on in the United States during the tax year. Free taxes for military Two tests, described next under Investment Income, determine whether certain items of investment income (such as interest, dividends, and royalties) are treated as effectively connected with that business. Free taxes for military In limited circumstances, some kinds of foreign source income may be treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military For a discussion of these rules, see Foreign Income , later. Free taxes for military Investment Income Investment income from U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military sources that may or may not be treated as effectively connected with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business generally falls into the following three categories. Free taxes for military Fixed or determinable income (interest, dividends, rents, royalties, premiums, annuities, etc. Free taxes for military ). Free taxes for military Gains (some of which are considered capital gains) from the sale or exchange of the following types of property. Free taxes for military Timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. Free taxes for military Patents, copyrights, and similar property on which you receive contingent payments after October 4, 1966. Free taxes for military Patents transferred before October 5, 1966. Free taxes for military Original issue discount obligations. Free taxes for military Capital gains (and losses). Free taxes for military Use the two tests, described next, to determine whether an item of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source income falling in one of the three categories above and received during the tax year is effectively connected with your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military If the tests indicate that the item of income is effectively connected, you must include it with your other effectively connected income. Free taxes for military If the item of income is not effectively connected, include it with all other income discussed under The 30% Tax later, in this chapter. Free taxes for military Asset-use test. Free taxes for military   This test usually applies to income that is not directly produced by trade or business activities. Free taxes for military Under this test, if an item of income is from assets (property) used in, or held for use in, the trade or business in the United States, it is considered effectively connected. Free taxes for military   An asset is used in, or held for use in, the trade or business in the United States if the asset is: Held for the principal purpose of promoting the conduct of a trade or business in the United States, Acquired and held in the ordinary course of the trade or business conducted in the United States (for example, an account receivable or note receivable arising from that trade or business), or Otherwise held to meet the present needs of the trade or business in the United States and not its anticipated future needs. Free taxes for military Generally, stock of a corporation is not treated as an asset used in, or held for use in, a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military Business-activities test. Free taxes for military   This test usually applies when income, gain, or loss comes directly from the active conduct of the trade or business. Free taxes for military The business-activities test is most important when: Dividends or interest are received by a dealer in stocks or securities, Royalties are received in the trade or business of licensing patents or similar property, or Service fees are earned by a servicing business. Free taxes for military Under this test, if the conduct of the U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business was a material factor in producing the income, the income is considered effectively connected. Free taxes for military Personal Service Income You usually are engaged in a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business when you perform personal services in the United States. Free taxes for military Personal service income you receive in a tax year in which you are engaged in a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business is effectively connected with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military Income received in a year other than the year you performed the services is also effectively connected if it would have been effectively connected if received in the year you performed the services. Free taxes for military Personal service income includes wages, salaries, commissions, fees, per diem allowances, and employee allowances and bonuses. Free taxes for military The income may be paid to you in the form of cash, services, or property. Free taxes for military If you are engaged in a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business only because you perform personal services in the United States during the tax year, income and gains from assets, and gains and losses from the sale or exchange of capital assets are generally not effectively connected with your trade or business. Free taxes for military However, if there is a direct economic relationship between your holding of the asset and your trade or business of performing personal services, the income, gain, or loss is effectively connected. Free taxes for military Pensions. Free taxes for military   If you were a nonresident alien engaged in a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business after 1986 because you performed personal services in the United States, and you later receive a pension or retirement pay attributable to these services, such payments are effectively connected income in each year you receive them. Free taxes for military This is true whether or not you are engaged in a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business in the year you receive the retirement pay. Free taxes for military Transportation Income Transportation income (defined in chapter 2) is effectively connected if you meet both of the following conditions. Free taxes for military You had a fixed place of business in the United States involved in earning the income. Free taxes for military At least 90% of your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source transportation income is attributable to regularly scheduled transportation. Free taxes for military “Fixed place of business” generally means a place, site, structure, or other similar facility through which you engage in a trade or business. Free taxes for military “Regularly scheduled transportation” means that a ship or aircraft follows a published schedule with repeated sailings or flights at regular intervals between the same points for voyages or flights that begin or end in the United States. Free taxes for military This definition applies to both scheduled and chartered air transportation. Free taxes for military If you do not meet the two conditions above, the income is not effectively connected and is taxed at a 4% rate. Free taxes for military See Transportation Tax, later, in this chapter. Free taxes for military Business Profits and Losses and Sales Transactions All profits or losses from U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military sources that are from the operation of a business in the United States are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military For example, profit from the sale in the United States of inventory property purchased either in this country or in a foreign country is effectively connected trade or business income. Free taxes for military A share of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source profits or losses of a partnership that is engaged in a trade or business in the United States is also effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military Real Property Gain or Loss Gains and losses from the sale or exchange of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interests (whether or not they are capital assets) are taxed as if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military You must treat the gain or loss as effectively connected with that trade or business. Free taxes for military U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interest. Free taxes for military   This is any interest in real property located in the United States or the U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military Virgin Islands or any interest (other than as a creditor) in a domestic corporation that is a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property holding corporation. Free taxes for military Real property includes the following. Free taxes for military Land and unsevered natural products of the land, such as growing crops and timber, and mines, wells, and other natural deposits. Free taxes for military Improvements on land, including buildings, other permanent structures, and their structural components. Free taxes for military Personal property associated with the use of real property, such as equipment used in farming, mining, forestry, or construction or property used in lodging facilities or rented office space, unless the personal property is: Disposed of more than one year before or after the disposition of the real property, or Separately sold to persons unrelated either to the seller or to the buyer of the real property. Free taxes for military U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property holding corporation. Free taxes for military   A corporation is a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property holding corporation if the fair market value of the corporation's U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interests are at least 50% of the total fair market value of: The corporation's U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interests, plus The corporation's interests in real property located outside the United States, plus The corporation's other assets that are used in, or held for use in, a trade or business. Free taxes for military   Gain or loss on the sale of the stock in any domestic corporation is taxed as if you are engaged in a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business unless you establish that the corporation is not a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property holding corporation. Free taxes for military   A U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interest does not include a class of stock of a corporation that is regularly traded on an established securities market, unless you hold more than 5% of the fair market value of that class of stock. Free taxes for military An interest in a foreign corporation owning U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property generally is not a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interest unless the corporation chooses to be treated as a domestic corporation. Free taxes for military Qualified investment entities. Free taxes for military   Special rules apply to qualified investment entities (QIEs). Free taxes for military A QIE is any real estate investment trust (REIT) or any regulated investment company (RIC) that is a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property holding corporation. Free taxes for military    Generally, any distribution from a QIE to a shareholder that is attributable to gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interest is treated as a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property gain by the shareholder receiving the distribution. Free taxes for military A distribution by a QIE on stock regularly traded on an established securities market in the United States is not treated as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interest if you did not own more than 5% of that stock at any time during the 1-year period ending on the date of the distribution. Free taxes for military A distribution that you do not treat as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interest is included in your gross income as a regular dividend. Free taxes for military Note. Free taxes for military Beginning January 1, 2014 (unless extended by legislation), a RIC that is a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property holding corporation will only be treated as a QIE for certain distributions from the RIC that are directly or indirectly attributable to distributions received by the RIC from a REIT. Free taxes for military Domestically controlled QIE. Free taxes for military   The sale of an interest in a domestically controlled QIE is not the sale of a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interest. Free taxes for military The entity is domestically controlled if at all times during the testing period less than 50% in value of its stock was held, directly or indirectly, by foreign persons. Free taxes for military The testing period is the shorter of (a) the 5-year period ending on the date of disposition, or (b) the period during which the entity was in existence. Free taxes for military Wash sale. Free taxes for military    If you dispose of an interest in a domestically controlled QIE in an applicable wash sale transaction, special rules apply. Free taxes for military An applicable wash sale transaction is one in which you: Dispose of an interest in the domestically controlled QIE during the 30-day period before the ex-dividend date of a distribution that you would (but for the disposition) have treated as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interest, and Acquire, or enter into a contract or option to acquire, a substantially identical interest in that entity during the 61-day period that began on the first day of the 30-day period. Free taxes for military If this occurs, you are treated as having gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interest in an amount equal to the distribution made after June 15, 2006, that would have been treated as such gain. Free taxes for military This also applies to any substitute dividend payment. Free taxes for military   A transaction is not treated as an applicable wash sale transaction if: You actually receive the distribution from the domestically controlled QIE related to the interest disposed of, or acquired, in the transaction, or You dispose of any class of stock in a QIE that is regularly traded on an established securities market in the United States but only if you did not own more than 5% of that class of stock at any time during the 1-year period ending on the date of the distribution. Free taxes for military Alternative minimum tax. Free taxes for military   There may be a minimum tax on your net gain from the disposition of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interests. Free taxes for military Figure the amount of this tax, if any, on Form 6251. Free taxes for military Withholding of tax. Free taxes for military   If you dispose of a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interest, the buyer may have to withhold tax. Free taxes for military See the discussion of Tax Withheld on Real Property Sales in chapter 8. Free taxes for military Foreign Income You must treat three kinds of foreign source income as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States if: You have an office or other fixed place of business in the United States to which the income can be attributed, That office or place of business is a material factor in producing the income, and The income is produced in the ordinary course of the trade or business carried on through that office or other fixed place of business. Free taxes for military An office or other fixed place of business is a material factor if it significantly contributes to, and is an essential economic element in, the earning of the income. Free taxes for military The three kinds of foreign source income are listed below. Free taxes for military Rents and royalties for the use of, or for the privilege of using, intangible personal property located outside the United States or from any interest in such property. Free taxes for military Included are rents or royalties for the use, or for the privilege of using, outside the United States, patents, copyrights, secret processes and formulas, goodwill, trademarks, trade brands, franchises, and similar properties if the rents or royalties are from the active conduct of a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military Dividends, interest, or amounts received for the provision of a guarantee of indebtedness issued after September 27, 2010, from the active conduct of a banking, financing, or similar business in the United States. Free taxes for military A substitute dividend or interest payment received under a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is treated the same as the amounts received on the transferred security. Free taxes for military Income, gain, or loss from the sale outside the United States, through the U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military office or other fixed place of business, of: Stock in trade, Property that would be included in inventory if on hand at the end of the tax year, or Property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business. Free taxes for military Item (3) will not apply if you sold the property for use, consumption, or disposition outside the United States and an office or other fixed place of business in a foreign country was a material factor in the sale. Free taxes for military Any foreign source income that is equivalent to any item of income described above is treated as effectively connected with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military For example, foreign source interest and dividend equivalents are treated as U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military effectively connected income if the income is derived by a foreign person in the active conduct of a banking, financing, or similar business within the United States. Free taxes for military Tax on Effectively Connected Income Income you receive during the tax year that is effectively connected with your trade or business in the United States is, after allowable deductions, taxed at the rates that apply to U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizens and residents. Free taxes for military Generally, you can receive effectively connected income only if you are a nonresident alien engaged in trade or business in the United States during the tax year. Free taxes for military However, income you receive from the sale or exchange of property, the performance of services, or any other transaction in another tax year is treated as effectively connected in that year if it would have been effectively connected in the year the transaction took place or you performed the services. Free taxes for military Example. Free taxes for military Ted Richards, a nonresident alien, entered the United States in August 2012, to perform personal services in the U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military office of his overseas employer. Free taxes for military He worked in the U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military office until December 25, 2012, but did not leave this country until January 11, 2013. Free taxes for military On January 8, 2013, he received his final paycheck for services performed in the United States during 2012. Free taxes for military All of Ted's income during his stay here is U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source income. Free taxes for military During 2012, Ted was engaged in the trade or business of performing personal services in the United States. Free taxes for military Therefore, all amounts paid to him in 2012 for services performed in the United States during 2012 are effectively connected with that trade or business during 2012. Free taxes for military The salary payment Ted received in January 2013 is U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source income to him in 2013. Free taxes for military It is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States because he was engaged in a trade or business in the United States during 2012 when he performed the services that earned the income. Free taxes for military Real property income. Free taxes for military   You may be able to choose to treat all income from real property as effectively connected. Free taxes for military See Income From Real Property , later, in this chapter. Free taxes for military The 30% Tax Tax at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate applies to certain items of income or gains from U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military sources but only if the items are not effectively connected with your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military Fixed or Determinable Income The 30% (or lower treaty) rate applies to the gross amount of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source fixed or determinable annual or periodic gains, profits, or income. Free taxes for military Income is fixed when it is paid in amounts known ahead of time. Free taxes for military Income is determinable whenever there is a basis for figuring the amount to be paid. Free taxes for military Income can be periodic if it is paid from time to time. Free taxes for military It does not have to be paid annually or at regular intervals. Free taxes for military Income can be determinable or periodic even if the length of time during which the payments are made is increased or decreased. Free taxes for military Items specifically included as fixed or determinable income are interest (other than original issue discount), dividends, dividend equivalent payments (defined in chapter 2), rents, premiums, annuities, salaries, wages, and other compensation. Free taxes for military A substitute dividend or interest payment received under a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is treated the same as the amounts received on the transferred security. Free taxes for military Other items of income, such as royalties, also may be subject to the 30% tax. Free taxes for military Some fixed or determinable income may be exempt from U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military tax. Free taxes for military See chapter 3 if you are not sure whether the income is taxable. Free taxes for military Original issue discount (OID). Free taxes for military   If you sold, exchanged, or received a payment on a bond or other debt instrument that was issued at a discount after March 31, 1972, all or part of the original issue discount (OID) (other than portfolio interest) may be subject to the 30% tax. Free taxes for military The amount of OID is the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and the issue price of the debt instrument. Free taxes for military The 30% tax applies in the following circumstances. Free taxes for military You received a payment on a debt instrument. Free taxes for military In this case, the amount of OID subject to tax is the OID that accrued while you held the debt instrument minus the OID previously taken into account. Free taxes for military But the tax on the OID cannot be more than the payment minus the tax on the interest payment on the debt instrument. Free taxes for military You sold or exchanged the debt instrument. Free taxes for military The amount of OID subject to tax is the OID that accrued while you held the debt instrument minus the amount already taxed in (1) above. Free taxes for military   Report on your return the amount of OID shown on Form 1042-S, Foreign Person's U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military Source Income Subject to Withholding, if you bought the debt instrument at original issue. Free taxes for military However, you must recompute your proper share of OID shown on Form 1042-S if any of the following apply. Free taxes for military You bought the debt instrument at a premium or paid an acquisition premium. Free taxes for military The debt instrument is a stripped bond or a stripped coupon (including zero coupon instruments backed by U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military Treasury securities). Free taxes for military The debt instrument is a contingent payment or inflation-indexed debt instrument. Free taxes for military For the definition of premium and acquisition premium and instructions on how to recompute OID, get Publication 1212. Free taxes for military   If you held a bond or other debt instrument that was issued at a discount before April 1, 1972, contact the IRS for further information. Free taxes for military See chapter 12. Free taxes for military Gambling Winnings In general, nonresident aliens are subject to the 30% tax on the gross proceeds from gambling won in the United States if that income is not effectively connected with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business and is not exempted by treaty. Free taxes for military However, no tax is imposed on nonbusiness gambling income a nonresident alien wins playing blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, or big-6 wheel in the United States. Free taxes for military Nonresident aliens are taxed at graduated rates on net gambling income won in the United States that is effectively connected with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military Social Security Benefits A nonresident alien must include 85% of any U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military social security benefit (and the social security equivalent part of a tier 1 railroad retirement benefit) in U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source fixed or determinable annual or periodic income. Free taxes for military Social security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. Free taxes for military This income is exempt under some tax treaties. Free taxes for military See Table 1 in Publication 901, U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military Tax Treaties, for a list of tax treaties that exempt U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military social security benefits from U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military tax. Free taxes for military Sales or Exchanges of Capital Assets These rules apply only to those capital gains and losses from sources in the United States that are not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military They apply even if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military These rules do not apply to the sale or exchange of a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military real property interest or to the sale of any property that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military See Real Property Gain or Loss , earlier, under Effectively Connected Income. Free taxes for military A capital asset is everything you own except: Inventory. Free taxes for military Business accounts or notes receivable. Free taxes for military Depreciable property used in a trade or business. Free taxes for military Real property used in a trade or business. Free taxes for military Supplies regularly used in a trade or business. Free taxes for military Certain copyrights, literary or musical or artistic compositions, letters or memoranda, or similar property. Free taxes for military Certain U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military government publications. Free taxes for military Certain commodities derivative financial instruments held by a commodities derivatives dealer. Free taxes for military Hedging transactions. Free taxes for military A capital gain is a gain on the sale or exchange of a capital asset. Free taxes for military A capital loss is a loss on the sale or exchange of a capital asset. Free taxes for military If the sale is in foreign currency, for the purpose of determining gain, the cost and selling price of the property should be expressed in U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military currency at the rate of exchange prevailing as of the date of the purchase and date of the sale, respectively. Free taxes for military You may want to read Publication 544. Free taxes for military However, use Publication 544 only to determine what is a sale or exchange of a capital asset, or what is treated as such. Free taxes for military Specific tax treatment that applies to U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizens or residents generally does not apply to you. Free taxes for military The following gains are subject to the 30% (or lower treaty) rate without regard to the 183-day rule, discussed later. Free taxes for military Gains on the disposal of timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. Free taxes for military Gains on contingent payments received from the sale or exchange of patents, copyrights, and similar property after October 4, 1966. Free taxes for military Gains on certain transfers of all substantial rights to, or an undivided interest in, patents if the transfers were made before October 5, 1966. Free taxes for military Gains on the sale or exchange of original issue discount obligations. Free taxes for military Gains in (1) are not subject to the 30% (or lower treaty) rate if you choose to treat the gains as effectively connected with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military See Income From Real Property , later. Free taxes for military 183-day rule. Free taxes for military   If you were in the United States for 183 days or more during the tax year, your net gain from sales or exchanges of capital assets is taxed at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Free taxes for military For purposes of the 30% (or lower treaty) rate, net gain is the excess of your capital gains from U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military sources over your capital losses from U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military sources. Free taxes for military This rule applies even if any of the transactions occurred while you were not in the United States. Free taxes for military   To determine your net gain, consider the amount of your gains and losses that would be recognized and taken into account only if, and to the extent that, they would be recognized and taken into account if you were in a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business during the year and the gains and losses were effectively connected with that trade or business during the tax year. Free taxes for military   In arriving at your net gain, do not take the following into consideration. Free taxes for military The four types of gains listed earlier. Free taxes for military The deduction for a capital loss carryover. Free taxes for military Capital losses in excess of capital gains. Free taxes for military Exclusion for gain from the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock (section 1202 exclusion). Free taxes for military Losses from the sale or exchange of property held for personal use. Free taxes for military However, losses resulting from casualties or thefts may be deductible on Schedule A (Form 1040NR). Free taxes for military See Itemized Deductions in chapter 5. Free taxes for military   If you are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States and have not established a tax year for a prior period, your tax year will be the calendar year for purposes of the 183-day rule. Free taxes for military Also, you must file your tax return on a calendar-year basis. Free taxes for military   If you were in the United States for less than 183 days during the tax year, capital gains (other than gains listed earlier) are tax exempt unless they are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States during your tax year. Free taxes for military Reporting. Free taxes for military   Report your gains and losses from the sales or exchanges of capital assets that are not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States on page 4 of Form 1040NR. Free taxes for military Report gains and losses from sales or exchanges of capital assets (including real property) that are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States on a separate Schedule D (Form 1040), Form 4797, or both. Free taxes for military Attach them to Form 1040NR. Free taxes for military Income From Real Property If you have income from real property located in the United States that you own or have an interest in and hold for the production of income, you can choose to treat all income from that property as income effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free taxes for military The choice applies to all income from real property located in the United States and held for the production of income and to all income from any interest in such property. Free taxes for military This includes income from rents, royalties from mines, oil or gas wells, or other natural resources. Free taxes for military It also includes gains from the sale or exchange of timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. Free taxes for military You can make this choice only for real property income that is not otherwise effectively connected with your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military If you make the choice, you can claim deductions attributable to the real property income and only your net income from real property is taxed. Free taxes for military This choice does not treat a nonresident alien, who is not otherwise engaged in a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business, as being engaged in a trade or business in the United States during the year. Free taxes for military Example. Free taxes for military You are a nonresident alien and are not engaged in a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military You own a single-family house in the United States that you rent out. Free taxes for military Your rental income for the year is $10,000. Free taxes for military This is your only U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source income. Free taxes for military As discussed earlier under The 30% Tax, the rental income is subject to a tax at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Free taxes for military You received a Form 1042-S showing that your tenants properly withheld this tax from the rental income. Free taxes for military You do not have to file a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military tax return (Form 1040NR) because your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military tax liability is satisfied by the withholding of tax. Free taxes for military If you make the choice discussed earlier, you can offset the $10,000 income by certain rental expenses. Free taxes for military (See Publication 527, Residential Rental Property, for information on rental expenses. Free taxes for military ) Any resulting net income is taxed at graduated rates. Free taxes for military If you make this choice, report the rental income and expenses on Schedule E (Form 1040) and attach the schedule to Form 1040NR. Free taxes for military For the first year you make the choice, also attach the statement discussed next. Free taxes for military Making the choice. Free taxes for military   Make the initial choice by attaching a statement to your return, or amended return, for the year of the choice. Free taxes for military Include the following in your statement. Free taxes for military That you are making the choice. Free taxes for military Whether the choice is under Internal Revenue Code section 871(d) (explained earlier) or a tax treaty. Free taxes for military A complete list of all your real property, or any interest in real property, located in the United States. Free taxes for military Give the legal identification of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military timber, coal, or iron ore in which you have an interest. Free taxes for military The extent of your ownership in the property. Free taxes for military The location of the property. Free taxes for military A description of any major improvements to the property. Free taxes for military The dates you owned the property. Free taxes for military Your income from the property. Free taxes for military Details of any previous choices and revocations of the real property income choice. Free taxes for military   This choice stays in effect for all later tax years unless you revoke it. Free taxes for military Revoking the choice. Free taxes for military   You can revoke the choice without IRS approval by filing Form 1040X, Amended U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military Individual Income Tax Return, for the year you made the choice and for later tax years. Free taxes for military You must file Form 1040X within 3 years from the date your return was filed or 2 years from the time the tax was paid, whichever is later. Free taxes for military If this time period has expired for the year of choice, you cannot revoke the choice for that year. Free taxes for military However, you may revoke the choice for later tax years only if you have IRS approval. Free taxes for military For information on how to get IRS approval, see Regulation section 1. Free taxes for military 871-10(d)(2). Free taxes for military Transportation Tax A 4% tax rate applies to transportation income that is not effectively connected because it does not meet the two conditions listed earlier under Transportation Income . Free taxes for military If you receive transportation income subject to the 4% tax, you should figure the tax and show it on line 57 of Form 1040NR. Free taxes for military Attach a statement to your return that includes the following information (if applicable). Free taxes for military Your name, taxpayer identification number, and tax year. Free taxes for military A description of the types of services performed (whether on or off board). Free taxes for military Names of vessels or registration numbers of aircraft on which you performed the services. Free taxes for military Amount of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source transportation income derived from each type of service for each vessel or aircraft for the calendar year. Free taxes for military Total amount of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source transportation income derived from all types of services for the calendar year. Free taxes for military This 4% tax applies to your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source gross transportation income. Free taxes for military This only includes transportation income that is treated as derived from sources in the United States if the transportation begins or ends in the United States. Free taxes for military For transportation income from personal services, the transportation must be between the United States and a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military possession. Free taxes for military For personal services of a nonresident alien, this only applies to income derived from, or in connection with, an aircraft. Free taxes for military Interrupted Period of Residence You are subject to tax under a special rule if you interrupt your period of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military residence with a period of nonresidence. Free taxes for military The special rule applies if you meet all of the following conditions. Free taxes for military You were a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military resident for a period that includes at least 3 consecutive calendar years. Free taxes for military You were a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military resident for at least 183 days in each of those years. Free taxes for military You ceased to be treated as a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military resident. Free taxes for military You then again became a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military resident before the end of the third calendar year after the end of the period described in (1) above. Free taxes for military Under this special rule, you are subject to tax on your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source gross income and gains on a net basis at the graduated rates applicable to individuals (with allowable deductions) for the period you were a nonresident alien, unless you would be subject to a higher tax under the 30% tax (discussed earlier) on income not connected with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military For information on how to figure the special tax, see How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) under Expatriation Tax , below. Free taxes for military Example. Free taxes for military John Willow, a citizen of New Zealand, entered the United States on April 1, 2008, as a lawful permanent resident. Free taxes for military On August 1, 2010, John ceased to be a lawful permanent resident and returned to New Zealand. Free taxes for military During his period of residence, he was present in the United States for at least 183 days in each of three consecutive years (2008, 2009, and 2010). Free taxes for military He returned to the United States on October 5, 2013, as a lawful permanent resident. Free taxes for military He became a resident before the close of the third calendar year (2013) beginning after the end of his first period of residence (August 1, 2010). Free taxes for military Therefore, he is subject to tax under the special rule for the period of nonresidence (August 2, 2010, through October 4, 2013) if it is more than the tax that would normally apply to him as a nonresident alien. Free taxes for military Reporting requirements. Free taxes for military   If you are subject to this tax for any year in the period you were a nonresident alien, you must file Form 1040NR for that year. Free taxes for military The return is due by the due date (including extensions) for filing your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military income tax return for the year that you again become a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military resident. Free taxes for military If you already filed returns for that period, you must file amended returns. Free taxes for military You must attach a statement to your return that identifies the source of all of your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military and foreign gross income and the items of income subject to this special rule. Free taxes for military Expatriation Tax The expatriation tax provisions apply to U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizens who have renounced their citizenship and long-term residents who have ended their residency. Free taxes for military The rules that apply are based on the dates of expatriation, which are described in the following sections. Free taxes for military Expatriation Before June 4, 2004. Free taxes for military Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008. Free taxes for military Expatriation After June 16, 2008. Free taxes for military Long-term resident defined. Free taxes for military   You are a long-term resident if you were a lawful permanent resident of the United States in at least 8 of the last 15 tax years ending with the year your residency ends. Free taxes for military In determining if you meet the 8-year requirement, do not count any year that you are treated as a resident of a foreign country under a tax treaty and do not waive treaty benefits. Free taxes for military Expatriation Before June 4, 2004 If you expatriated before June 4, 2004, the expatriation rules apply if one of the principal purposes of the action is the avoidance of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military taxes. Free taxes for military Unless you received a ruling from the IRS that you did not expatriate to avoid U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military taxes, you are presumed to have tax avoidance as a principal purpose if: Your average annual net income tax for the last 5 tax years ending before the date of your action to relinquish your citizenship or terminate your residency was more than $100,000, or Your net worth on the date of your action was $500,000 or more. Free taxes for military The amounts above are adjusted for inflation if your expatriation action is after 1997 (see Table 4-1). Free taxes for military Table 4-1. Free taxes for military Inflation-Adjusted Amounts for Expatriation Actions Before June 4, 2004 IF you expatriated during . Free taxes for military . Free taxes for military . Free taxes for military   THEN the rules outlined on this page apply if . Free taxes for military . Free taxes for military . Free taxes for military     Your 5-year average annual net income tax was more than . Free taxes for military . Free taxes for military . Free taxes for military OR Your net worth equaled or exceeded . Free taxes for military . Free taxes for military . Free taxes for military 1999   110,000   552,000 2000   112,000   562,000 2001   116,000   580,000 2002   120,000   599,000 2003   122,000   608,000 2004 (before June 4)*   124,000   622,000 *If you expatriated after June 3, 2004, see Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 or Expatriation After June 16, 2008. Free taxes for military Reporting requirements. Free taxes for military   If you lost your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizenship, you should have filed Form 8854 with a consular office or a federal court at the time of loss of citizenship. Free taxes for military If you ended your long-term residency, you should have filed Form 8854 with the Internal Revenue Service when you filed your dual-status tax return for the year your residency ended. Free taxes for military   Your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military residency is considered to have ended when you ceased to be a lawful permanent resident or you began to be treated as a resident of another country under a tax treaty and do not waive treaty benefits. Free taxes for military Penalties. Free taxes for military   If you failed to file Form 8854, you may have to pay a penalty equal to the greater of 5% of the expatriation tax or $1,000. Free taxes for military The penalty will be assessed for each year of the 10-year period beginning on the date of expatriation during which your failure to file continues. Free taxes for military The penalty will not be imposed if you can show that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect. Free taxes for military Expatriation tax. Free taxes for military   The expatriation tax applies to the 10-year period following the date of expatriation or termination of residency. Free taxes for military It is figured in the same way as for those expatriating after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008. Free taxes for military See How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) in the next section. Free taxes for military Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 If you expatriated after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008, the expatriation rules apply to you if any of the following statements apply. Free taxes for military Your average annual net income tax for the 5 tax years ending before the date of expatriation or termination of residency is more than: $124,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2004. Free taxes for military $127,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2005. Free taxes for military $131,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2006. Free taxes for military $136,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2007. Free taxes for military $139,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2008. Free taxes for military Your net worth is $2 million or more on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Free taxes for military You fail to certify on Form 8854 that you have complied with all U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military federal tax obligations for the 5 tax years preceding the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Free taxes for military Exception for dual-citizens and certain minors. Free taxes for military   Certain dual-citizens and certain minors (defined next) are not subject to the expatriation tax even if they meet (1) or (2) earlier. Free taxes for military However, they still must provide the certification required in (3). Free taxes for military Certain dual-citizens. Free taxes for military   You may qualify for the exception described above if all of the following apply. Free taxes for military You became at birth a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizen and a citizen of another country and you continue to be a citizen of that other country. Free taxes for military You were never a resident alien of the United States (as defined in chapter 1). Free taxes for military You never held a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military passport. Free taxes for military You were present in the United States for no more than 30 days during any calendar year that is 1 of the 10 calendar years preceding your loss of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizenship. Free taxes for military Certain minors. Free taxes for military   You may qualify for the exception described above if you meet all of the following requirements. Free taxes for military You became a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizen at birth. Free taxes for military Neither of your parents was a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizen at the time of your birth. Free taxes for military You expatriated before you were 18½. Free taxes for military You were present in the United States for not more than 30 days during any calendar year that is 1 of the 10 calendar years preceding your expatriation. Free taxes for military Tax consequences of presence in the United States. Free taxes for military   The following rules apply if you do not meet the exception above for dual-citizens and certain minors and the expatriation rules would otherwise apply to you. Free taxes for military   The expatriation tax does not apply to any tax year during the 10-year period if you are physically present in the United States for more than 30 days during the calendar year ending in that year. Free taxes for military Instead, you are treated as a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizen or resident and taxed on your worldwide income for that tax year. Free taxes for military You must file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and figure your tax as prescribed in the instructions for those forms. Free taxes for military   When counting the number of days of presence during a calendar year, count any day you were physically present in the United States at any time during the day. Free taxes for military However, do not count any days (up to a limit of 30 days) on which you performed personal services in the United States for an employer who is not related to you if either of the following apply. Free taxes for military You have ties with other countries. Free taxes for military You have ties with other countries if: You became (within a reasonable period after your expatriation or termination of residency) a citizen or resident of the country in which you, your spouse, or either of your parents were born, and You became fully liable for income tax in that country. Free taxes for military You were physically present in the United States for 30 days or less during each year in the 10-year period ending on the date of expatriation or termination of residency. Free taxes for military Do not count any day you were an exempt individual or were unable to leave the United States because of a medical condition that arose while you were in the United States. Free taxes for military See Exempt individual and Medical condition in chapter 1 under Substantial Presence Test, but disregard the information about Form 8843. Free taxes for military Related employer. Free taxes for military   If your employer in the United States is any of the following, then your employer is related to you. Free taxes for military You must count any days you performed services in the United States for that employer as days of presence in the United States. Free taxes for military Members of your family. Free taxes for military This includes only your brothers and sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters, spouse, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. Free taxes for military ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. Free taxes for military ). Free taxes for military A partnership in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% of the capital interest or the profits interest. Free taxes for military A corporation in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock. Free taxes for military (See Publication 550, chapter 4, Constructive ownership of stock, for how to determine whether you directly or indirectly own outstanding stock. Free taxes for military ) A tax-exempt charitable or educational organization that is directly or indirectly controlled, in any manner or by any method, by you or by a member of your family, whether or not this control is legally enforceable. Free taxes for military Date of tax expatriation. Free taxes for military   For purposes of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military tax rules, the date of your expatriation or termination of residency is the later of the dates on which you perform the following actions. Free taxes for military You notify either the Department of State or the Department of Homeland Security (whichever is appropriate) of your expatriating act or termination of residency. Free taxes for military You file Form 8854 in accordance with the form instructions. Free taxes for military Annual return. Free taxes for military   If the expatriation tax applies to you, you must file Form 8854 each year during the 10-year period following the date of expatriation. Free taxes for military You must file this form even if you owe no U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military tax. Free taxes for military Penalty. Free taxes for military   If you fail to file Form 8854 for any tax year, fail to include all information required to be shown on the form, or include incorrect information, you may have to pay a penalty of $10,000. Free taxes for military You will not have to pay a penalty if you show that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. Free taxes for military How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) If the expatriation tax applies to you, you are generally subject to tax on your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source gross income and gains on a net basis at the graduated rates applicable to individuals (with allowable deductions) unless you would be subject to a higher tax under the 30% tax (discussed earlier) on income not connected with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military trade or business. Free taxes for military For this purpose, U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source gross income (defined in chapter 2) includes gains from the sale or exchange of: Property (other than stock or debt obligations) located in the United States, Stock issued by a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military domestic corporation, and Debt obligations of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military persons or of the United States, a state or political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia. Free taxes for military U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source income also includes any income or gain derived from stock in certain controlled foreign corporations if you owned, or were considered to own, at any time during the 2-year period ending on the date of expatriation, more than 50% of: The total combined voting power of all classes of that corporation's stock, or The total value of the stock. Free taxes for military The income or gain is considered U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source income only to the extent of your share of earnings and profits earned or accumulated before the date of expatriation and during the periods you met the ownership requirements discussed above. Free taxes for military Any exchange of property is treated as a sale of the property at its fair market value on the date of the exchange and any gain is treated as U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source gross income in the tax year of the exchange unless you enter into a gain recognition agreement under Notice 97-19. Free taxes for military Other information. Free taxes for military   For more information on the expatriation tax provisions, including exceptions to the tax and special U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military source rules, see section 877 of the Internal Revenue Code. Free taxes for military Expatriation Tax Return If you expatriated or terminated your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military residency, or you are subject to the expatriation tax, you must file Form 8854, Initial and Annual Expatriation Statement. Free taxes for military Attach it to Form 1040NR if you are required to file that form. Free taxes for military If you are present in the United States following your expatriation and are subject to tax as a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizen or resident, file Form 8854 with Form 1040. Free taxes for military Expatriation After June 16, 2008 If you expatriated after June 16, 2008, the expatriation rules apply to you if you meet any of the following conditions. Free taxes for military Your average annual net income tax for the 5 years ending before the date of expatriation or termination of residency is more than: $139,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2008. Free taxes for military $145,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2009 or 2010. Free taxes for military $147,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2011. Free taxes for military $151,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2012. Free taxes for military $155,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2013. Free taxes for military Your net worth is $2 million or more on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Free taxes for military You fail to certify on Form 8854 that you have complied with all U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military federal tax obligations for the 5 years preceding the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Free taxes for military Exception for dual-citizens and certain minors. Free taxes for military   Certain dual-citizens and certain minors (defined next) are not subject to the expatriation tax even if they meet (1) or (2) above. Free taxes for military However, they still must provide the certification required in (3) above. Free taxes for military Certain dual-citizens. Free taxes for military   You may qualify for the exception described above if both of the following apply. Free taxes for military You became at birth a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizen and a citizen of another country and you continue to be a citizen of, and are taxed as a resident of, that other country. Free taxes for military You have been a resident of the United States for not more than 10 years during the 15-year tax period ending with the tax year during which the expatriation occurs. Free taxes for military For the purpose of determining U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military residency, use the substantial presence test described in chapter 1. Free taxes for military Certain minors. Free taxes for military   You may qualify for the exception described earlier if you meet both of the following requirements. Free taxes for military You expatriated before you were 18½. Free taxes for military You have been a resident of the United States for not more than 10 tax years before the expatriation occurs. Free taxes for military For the purpose of determining U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military residency, use the substantial presence test described in chapter 1. Free taxes for military Expatriation date. Free taxes for military   Your expatriation date is the date you relinquish U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizenship (in the case of a former citizen) or terminate your long-term residency (in the case of a former U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military resident). Free taxes for military Former U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizen. Free taxes for military   You are considered to have relinquished your U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizenship on the earliest of the following dates. Free taxes for military The date you renounced U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military citizenship before a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States (provided that the voluntary renouncement was later confirmed by the issuance of a certificate of loss of nationality). Free taxes for military The date you furnished to the State Department a signed statement of voluntary relinquishment of U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military nationality confirming the performance of an expatriating act (provided that the voluntary relinquishment was later confirmed by the issuance of a certificate of loss of nationality). Free taxes for military The date the State Department issued a certificate of loss of nationality. Free taxes for military The date that a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military court canceled your certificate of naturalization. Free taxes for military Former long-term resident. Free taxes for military   You are considered to have terminated your long-term residency on the earliest of the following dates. Free taxes for military The date you voluntarily relinquished your lawful permanent resident status by filing Department of Homeland Security Form I-407 with a U. Free taxes for military S. Free taxes for military consular or immigration officer, and the Department of Homeland Security determined that you have, in fact, abandoned your lawful permanent resident status. Free taxes for military The date you became subject to a final administrative order for your removal from the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act and you actually left the United States as a result of that order. 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Tax Relief for Victims of Earthquake in Virginia

Updated 2/2/2012 to include Albemarle and King George Counties
Updated 1/3/2012 to include Culpeper, Fluvanna, Goochland, Orange and Spotsylvania Counties and the City of Fredericksburg.

VA-2011-22, Nov. 7, 2011

BALTIMORE — Victims of the earthquake that took place on Aug. 23, 2011 in parts of Virginia may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

The President has declared Albemarle, Culpeper, Fluvanna, Goochland, King George, Louisa, Orange and Spotsylvania Counties and the City of Fredericksburg a federal disaster area. Individuals who reside or have a business in this county may qualify for tax relief.

The declaration permits the IRS to postpone certain deadlines for taxpayers who reside or have a business in the disaster area. For instance, certain deadlines falling on or after Aug. 23, and on or before Oct. 31, have been postponed to Oct. 31, 2011. This includes previously obtained extensions to file 2010 returns and the estimated tax payment for the third quarter, normally due Sept. 15.  

In addition, the IRS is waiving the failure-to-deposit penalties for employment and excise tax deposits due on or after Aug. 23, and on or before Sept. 7, as long as the deposits are made by Sept. 7, 2011.

If an affected taxpayer receives a penalty notice from the IRS, the taxpayer should call the telephone number on the notice to have the IRS abate any interest and any late filing or late payment penalties that would otherwise apply. Penalties or interest will be abated only for taxpayers who have an original or extended filing, payment or deposit due date, including an extended filing or payment due date, that falls within the postponement period.

The IRS automatically identifies taxpayers located in the covered disaster area and applies automatic filing and payment relief. But affected taxpayers who reside or have a business located outside the covered disaster area must call the IRS disaster hotline at 1-866-562-5227 to request this tax relief.

Covered Disaster Area

The county listed above constitutes a covered disaster area for purposes of Treas. Reg. § 301.7508A-1(d)(2) and are entitled to the relief detailed below.

Affected Taxpayers

Taxpayers considered to be affected taxpayers eligible for the postponement of time to file returns, pay taxes and perform other time-sensitive acts are those taxpayers listed in Treas. Reg. § 301.7508A-1(d)(1), and include individuals who live, and businesses whose principal place of business is located, in the covered disaster area. Taxpayers not in the covered disaster area, but whose records necessary to meet a deadline listed in Treas. Reg. § 301.7508A-1(c) are in the covered disaster area, are also entitled to relief. In addition, all relief workers affiliated with a recognized government or philanthropic organization assisting in the relief activities in the covered disaster area and any individual visiting the covered disaster area who was killed or injured as a result of the disaster are entitled to relief.

Grant of Relief

Under section 7508A, the IRS gives affected taxpayers until Oct. 31 to file most tax returns (including individual, corporate, and estate and trust income tax returns; partnership returns, S corporation returns, and trust returns; estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer tax returns; and employment and certain excise tax returns), or to make tax payments, including estimated tax payments, that have either an original or extended due date occurring on or after Aug. 23 and on or before Oct. 31.

The IRS also gives affected taxpayers until Oct. 31 to perform other time-sensitive actions described in Treas. Reg. § 301.7508A-1(c)(1) and Rev. Proc. 2007-56, 2007-34 I.R.B. 388 (Aug. 20, 2007), that are due to be performed on or after Aug. 23 and on or before Oct. 31.

This relief also includes the filing of Form 5500 series returns, in the manner described in section 8 of Rev. Proc. 2007-56. The relief described in section 17 of Rev. Proc. 2007-56, pertaining to like-kind exchanges of property, also applies to certain taxpayers who are not otherwise affected taxpayers and may include acts required to be performed before or after the period above.

The postponement of time to file and pay does not apply to information returns in the W-2, 1098, 1099 series, or to Forms 1042-S or 8027. Penalties for failure to timely file information returns can be waived under existing procedures for reasonable cause. Likewise, the postponement does not apply to employment and excise tax deposits. The IRS, however, will abate penalties for failure to make timely employment and excise tax deposits due on or after Aug. 23 and on or before Sept. 7 provided the taxpayer makes these deposits by Sept. 7.

Casualty Losses

Affected taxpayers in a federally declared disaster area have the option of claiming disaster-related casualty losses on their federal income tax return for either this year or last year. Claiming the loss on an original or amended return for last year will get the taxpayer an earlier refund, but waiting to claim the loss on this year’s return could result in a greater tax saving, depending on other income factors.

Individuals may deduct personal property losses that are not covered by insurance or other reimbursements. For details, see Form 4684 and its instructions.

Affected taxpayers claiming the disaster loss on last year’s return should put the Disaster Designation “Virginia/Earthquake” at the top of the form so that the IRS can expedite the processing of the refund.

Other Relief

The IRS will waive the usual fees and expedite requests for copies of previously filed tax returns for affected taxpayers. Taxpayers should put the assigned Disaster Designation in red ink at the top of Form 4506, Request for Copy of Tax Return, or Form 4506-T, Request for Transcript of Tax Return, as appropriate, and submit it to the IRS.

Affected taxpayers who are contacted by the IRS on a collection or examination matter should explain how the disaster impacts them so that the IRS can provide appropriate consideration to their case.

Taxpayers may download forms and publications from the official IRS website, irs.gov, or order them by calling 1-800-TAX-FORM (1-800-829-3676). The IRS toll-free number for general tax questions is 1-800-829-1040.

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