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Tax unemployed 6. Tax unemployed   Dual-Status Tax Year Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Tax Year Income Subject to Tax Restrictions for Dual-Status Taxpayers Exemptions How To Figure TaxIncome Tax Credits and Payments Forms To File When and Where To File Introduction You have a dual-status tax year when you have been both a resident alien and a nonresident alien in the same year. Tax unemployed Dual status does not refer to your citizenship; it refers only to your resident status in the United States. Tax unemployed In determining your U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed income tax liability for a dual-status tax year, different rules apply for the part of the year you are a resident of the United States and the part of the year you are a nonresident. Tax unemployed The most common dual-status tax years are the years of arrival and departure. Tax unemployed See Dual-Status Aliens in chapter 1. Tax unemployed If you are married and choose to be treated as a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed resident for the entire year, as explained in chapter 1, the rules of this chapter do not apply to you for that year. Tax unemployed Topics - This chapter discusses: Income subject to tax, Restrictions for dual-status taxpayers, Exemptions, How to figure the tax, Forms to file, When and where to file, and How to fill out a dual-status return. Tax unemployed Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 575 Pension and Annuity Income Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Individual Income Tax Return 1040-C U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Departing Alien Income Tax Return 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals 1040-ES (NR) U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Estimated Tax for Nonresident Alien Individuals 1040NR U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 1116 Foreign Tax Credit See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. Tax unemployed Tax Year You must file your tax return on the basis of an annual accounting period called a tax year. Tax unemployed If you have not previously established a fiscal tax year, your tax year is the calendar year. Tax unemployed A calendar year is 12 consecutive months ending on December 31. Tax unemployed If you have previously established a regular fiscal year (12 consecutive months ending on the last day of a month other than December, or a 52–53 week year) and are considered to be a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed resident for any calendar year, you will be treated as a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed resident for any part of your fiscal year that falls within that calendar year. Tax unemployed Income Subject to Tax For the part of the year you are a resident alien, you are taxed on income from all sources. Tax unemployed Income from sources outside the United States is taxable if you receive it while you are a resident alien. Tax unemployed The income is taxable even if you earned it while you were a nonresident alien or if you became a nonresident alien after receiving it and before the end of the year. Tax unemployed For the part of the year you are a nonresident alien, you are taxed on income from U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed sources and on certain foreign source income treated as effectively connected with a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed trade or business. Tax unemployed (The rules for treating foreign source income as effectively connected are discussed in chapter 4 under Foreign Income. Tax unemployed ) Income from sources outside the United States that is not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States is not taxable if you receive it while you are a nonresident alien. Tax unemployed The income is not taxable even if you earned it while you were a resident alien or if you became a resident alien or a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed citizen after receiving it and before the end of the year. Tax unemployed Income from U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed sources is taxable whether you receive it while a nonresident alien or a resident alien unless specifically exempt under the Internal Revenue Code or a tax treaty provision. Tax unemployed Generally, tax treaty provisions apply only to the part of the year you were a nonresident. Tax unemployed In certain cases, however, treaty provisions may apply while you were a resident alien. Tax unemployed See chapter 9 for more information. Tax unemployed When determining what income is taxed in the United States, you must consider exemptions under U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed tax law as well as the reduced tax rates and exemptions provided by tax treaties between the United States and certain foreign countries. Tax unemployed For a further discussion of tax treaties, see chapter 9. Tax unemployed Restrictions for Dual-Status Taxpayers The following restrictions apply if you are filing a tax return for a dual-status tax year. Tax unemployed 1) Standard deduction. Tax unemployed   You cannot use the standard deduction allowed on Form 1040. Tax unemployed However, you can itemize any allowable deductions. Tax unemployed 2) Exemptions. Tax unemployed   Your total deduction for the exemptions for your spouse and allowable dependents cannot be more than your taxable income (figured without deducting personal exemptions) for the period you are a resident alien. Tax unemployed 3) Head of household. Tax unemployed   You cannot use the head of household Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet. Tax unemployed 4) Joint return. Tax unemployed   You cannot file a joint return. Tax unemployed However, see Choosing Resident Alien Status under Dual-Status Aliens in chapter 1. Tax unemployed 5) Tax rates. Tax unemployed   If you are married and a nonresident of the United States for all or part of the tax year and you do not choose to file jointly as discussed in chapter 1, you must use the Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet for married filing separately to figure your tax on income effectively connected with a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed trade or business. Tax unemployed You cannot use the Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet for married filing jointly or single. Tax unemployed However, you may be able to file as single if you lived apart from your spouse during the last 6 months of the year and you are a: Married resident of Canada, Mexico, or South Korea, or Married U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed national. Tax unemployed  See the instructions for Form 1040NR to see if you qualify. Tax unemployed    A U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed national is an individual who, although not a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed citizen, owes his or her allegiance to the United States. Tax unemployed U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed nationals include American Samoans and Northern Mariana Islanders who chose to become U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed nationals instead of U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed citizens. Tax unemployed 6) Tax credits. Tax unemployed   You cannot claim the education credits, the earned income credit, or the credit for the elderly or the disabled unless: You are married, and You choose to be treated as a resident for all of 2013 by filing a joint return with your spouse who is a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed citizen or resident, as discussed in chapter 1. Tax unemployed Exemptions As a dual-status taxpayer, you usually will be able to claim your own personal exemption. Tax unemployed Subject to the general rules for qualification, you can claim exemptions for your spouse and dependents when you figure taxable income for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Tax unemployed The amount you can claim for these exemptions is limited to your taxable income (figured before subtracting exemptions) for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Tax unemployed You cannot use exemptions (other than your own) to reduce taxable income to less than zero for that period. Tax unemployed Special rules apply to exemptions for the part of the tax year you are a nonresident alien if you are a: Resident of Canada, Mexico, or South Korea, U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed national, or Student or business apprentice from India. Tax unemployed For more information, see Exemptions in chapter 5. Tax unemployed How To Figure Tax When you figure your U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed tax for a dual-status year, you are subject to different rules for the part of the year you are a resident and the part of the year you are a nonresident. Tax unemployed Income All income for your period of residence and all income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States for your period of nonresidence, after allowable deductions, is added and taxed at the rates that apply to U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed citizens and residents. Tax unemployed Income that is not connected with a trade or business in the United States for your period of nonresidence is subject to the flat 30% rate or lower treaty rate. Tax unemployed You cannot take any deductions against this income. Tax unemployed Social security and railroad retirement benefits. Tax unemployed   During the part of the year you are a nonresident alien, 85% of any U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed social security benefits (and the equivalent portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits) you receive is subject to the flat 30% tax, unless exempt, or subject to a lower treaty rate. Tax unemployed (See The 30% Tax in chapter 4. Tax unemployed )   During the part of the year you are a resident alien, part of the social security and the equivalent portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits will be taxed at graduated rates if your modified adjusted gross income plus half of these benefits is more than a certain base amount. Tax unemployed Use the Social Security Benefits Worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions to help you figure the taxable part of your social security and equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits for the part of the year you were a resident alien. Tax unemployed If you received U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed social security benefits while you were a nonresident alien, the Social Security Administration will send you Form SSA-1042S showing your combined benefits for the entire year and the amount of tax withheld. Tax unemployed You will not receive separate statements for the benefits received during your periods of U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed residence and nonresidence. Tax unemployed Therefore, it is important for you to keep careful records of these amounts. Tax unemployed You will need this information to properly complete your return and determine your tax liability. Tax unemployed If you received railroad retirement benefits while you were a nonresident alien, the U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will send you Form RRB-1042S, Statement for Nonresident Alien Recipients of Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board, and/or Form RRB-1099-R, Annuities or Pensions by the Railroad Retirement Board. Tax unemployed If your country of legal residence changed or your rate of tax changed during the tax year, you may receive more than one form. Tax unemployed Tax Credits and Payments This discussion covers tax credits and payments for dual-status aliens. Tax unemployed Credits As a dual-status alien, you generally can claim tax credits using the same rules that apply to resident aliens. Tax unemployed There are certain restrictions that may apply. Tax unemployed These restrictions are discussed here, along with a brief explanation of credits often claimed by individuals. Tax unemployed Foreign tax credit. Tax unemployed   If you have paid or are liable for the payment of income tax to a foreign country on income from foreign sources, you may be able to claim a credit for the foreign taxes. Tax unemployed   If you claim the foreign tax credit, you generally must file Form 1116 with your income tax return. Tax unemployed For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1116 and Publication 514. Tax unemployed Child and dependent care credit. Tax unemployed   You may qualify for this credit if you pay someone to care for your qualifying child who is under age 13, or your disabled dependent or disabled spouse so that you can work or look for work. Tax unemployed Generally, you must be able to claim an exemption for your dependent. Tax unemployed   Married dual-status aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return as discussed in chapter 1, or if they qualify as certain married individuals living apart. Tax unemployed   The amount of your child and dependent care expense that qualifies for the credit in any tax year cannot be more than your earned income for that tax year. Tax unemployed   For more information, get Publication 503 and Form 2441. Tax unemployed Retirement savings contributions credit. Tax unemployed   You may qualify for this credit (also known as the saver's credit) if you made eligible contributions to an employer-sponsored retirement plan or to an individual retirement arrangement (IRA) in 2013. Tax unemployed You cannot claim this credit if: You were born after January 1, 1996, You were a full-time student, Your exemption is claimed by someone else on his or her 2013 tax return, or Your adjusted gross income is more than $29,500. Tax unemployed Use Form 8880 to figure the credit. Tax unemployed For more information, see Publication 590. Tax unemployed Child tax credit. Tax unemployed   You may be able to take this credit if you have a qualifying child. Tax unemployed   A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Was under age 17 at the end of 2013. Tax unemployed Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew). Tax unemployed Is a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed citizen, a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed national, or a resident alien. Tax unemployed Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013. Tax unemployed Lived with you more than half of 2013. Tax unemployed Temporary absences, such as for school, vacation, or medical care, count as time lived in the home. Tax unemployed Is claimed as a dependent on your return. Tax unemployed An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Tax unemployed An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Tax unemployed   See your form instructions for additional details. Tax unemployed Adoption credit. Tax unemployed   You may qualify to take a tax credit of up to $12,970 for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. Tax unemployed This amount may be allowed for the adoption of a child with special needs regardless of whether you have qualifying expenses. Tax unemployed To claim the adoption credit, file Form 8839 with the U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed income tax return that you file. Tax unemployed   Married dual-status aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return with a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed citizen or resident spouse as discussed in chapter 1, or if they qualify as certain married individuals living apart (see Married Persons Not Filing Jointly in the Form 8839 instructions). Tax unemployed Payments You can report as payments against your U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed income tax liability certain taxes you paid, are considered to have paid, or that were withheld from your income. Tax unemployed These include: Tax withheld from wages earned in the United States, Taxes withheld at the source from various items of income from U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed sources other than wages, Estimated tax paid with Form 1040-ES or Form 1040-ES (NR), and Tax paid with Form 1040-C, at the time of departure from the United States. Tax unemployed Forms To File The U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed income tax return you must file as a dual-status alien depends on whether you are a resident alien or a nonresident alien at the end of the tax year. Tax unemployed Resident at end of year. Tax unemployed   You must file Form 1040 if you are a dual-status taxpayer who becomes a resident during the year and who is a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed resident on the last day of the tax year. Tax unemployed Write “Dual-Status Return” across the top of the return. Tax unemployed Attach a statement to your return to show the income for the part of the year you are a nonresident. Tax unemployed You can use Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ as the statement, but be sure to mark “Dual-Status Statement” across the top. Tax unemployed Nonresident at end of year. Tax unemployed   You must file Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ if you are a dual-status taxpayer who gives up residence in the United States during the year and who is not a U. Tax unemployed S. Tax unemployed resident on the last day of the tax year. Tax unemployed Write “Dual-Status Return” across the top of the return. Tax unemployed Attach a statement to your return to show the income for the part of the year you are a resident. Tax unemployed You can use Form 1040 as the statement, but be sure to mark “Dual-Status Statement” across the top. Tax unemployed   If you expatriated or terminated your residency in 2013, you may be required to file an expatriation statement (Form 8854) with your tax return. Tax unemployed For more information, see Expatriation Tax in chapter 4. Tax unemployed Statement. Tax unemployed   Any statement must have your name, address, and taxpayer identification number on it. Tax unemployed You do not need to sign a separate statement or schedule accompanying your return, because your signature on the return also applies to the supporting statements and schedules. Tax unemployed When and Where To File If you are a resident alien on the last day of your tax year and report your income on a calendar year basis, you must file no later than April 15 of the year following the close of your tax year. Tax unemployed If you report your income on other than a calendar year basis, file your return no later than the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of your tax year. Tax unemployed In either case, file your return with the address for dual-status aliens shown on the back page of the Form 1040 instructions. 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