Thursday, January 9, 2020

When a Nonresident Must Pay Taxes on Their Business Income and US Real Estate Sales

For tax purposes, an alien is an individual who is not a U.S. citizen . Aliens are classified as nonresident aliens and resident aliens. Publication 519 will help you determine your status
and give you information you will need to file your U.S. tax return. Green card holders are considered the same as citizens in most circumstances and normally must file the Form 1040 as a would a citizen.

Many nonresidents are sellling products through Amazon or other on line companies and due to inventories, etc. would be deemed as subject to US  income tax on their Sales through this companies.   These rules apply even though the nonresident may not have an permanent business establishment in the US.  If the nonresident has a US Agent this can sometimes cause them to be deemed to have a tax situs in the US.

Nonresidents are taxable on their sales of US real properties. Also should the nonresident individual owner die, the value of the US properties are subject to US estate taxes if the fair market value of the property of the date of death exceeds $60,000.  There are tax strategies available to avoid the US estate tax.

US Interest and Dividend income is usually taxable to nonresidents, though US capital gains from the sale of US stocks in the stock market are not taxable.

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