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Amendments 6. Amendments   Tax Treaty Benefits Table of Contents Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Purpose of Tax Treaties Common Benefits Competent Authority AssistanceAdditional filing. Amendments Obtaining Copies of Tax Treaties Topics - This chapter discusses: Some common tax treaty benefits, How to get help in certain situations, and How to get copies of tax treaties. Amendments Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 597 Information on the United States—Canada Income Tax Treaty 901 U. Amendments S. Amendments Tax Treaties See chapter 7 for information about getting these publications. Amendments Purpose of Tax Treaties The United States has tax treaties or conventions with many countries. Amendments See Table 6-1 at the end of this chapter for a list of these countries. Amendments Under these treaties and conventions, citizens and residents of the United States who are subject to taxes imposed by the foreign countries are entitled to certain credits, deductions, exemptions, and reductions in the rate of taxes of those foreign countries. Amendments If a foreign country with which the United States has a treaty imposes a tax on you, you may be entitled to benefits under the treaty. Amendments Treaty benefits generally are available to residents of the United States. Amendments They generally are not available to U. Amendments S. Amendments citizens who do not reside in the United States. Amendments However, certain treaty benefits and safeguards, such as the nondiscrimination provisions, are available to U. Amendments S. Amendments citizens residing in the treaty countries. Amendments U. Amendments S. Amendments citizens residing in a foreign country also may be entitled to benefits under that country's tax treaties with third countries. Amendments Certification of U. Amendments S. Amendments residency. Amendments   Use Form 8802, Application for United States Residency Certification, to request certification of U. Amendments S. Amendments residency for purposes of claiming benefits under a tax treaty. Amendments Certification can be requested for the current and any prior calendar years. Amendments You should examine the specific treaty articles to find if you are entitled to a tax credit, tax exemption, reduced rate of tax, or other treaty benefit or safeguard. Amendments Common Benefits Some common tax treaty benefits are explained below. Amendments The credits, deductions, exemptions, reductions in rate, and other benefits provided by tax treaties are subject to conditions and various restrictions. Amendments Benefits provided by certain treaties are not provided by others. Amendments Personal service income. Amendments If you are a U. Amendments S. Amendments resident who is in a treaty country for a limited number of days in the tax year and you meet certain other requirements, the payment you receive for personal services performed in that country may be exempt from that country's income tax. Amendments Professors and teachers. Amendments If you are a U. Amendments S. Amendments resident, the payment you receive for the first 2 or 3 years that you are teaching or doing research in a treaty country may be exempt from that country's income tax. Amendments Students, trainees, and apprentices. Amendments If you are a U. Amendments S. Amendments resident, amounts you receive from the United States for study, research, or business, professional and technical training may be exempt from a treaty country's income tax. Amendments Some treaties exempt grants, allowances, and awards received from governmental and certain nonprofit organizations. Amendments Also, under certain circumstances, a limited amount of pay received by students, trainees, and apprentices may be exempt from the income tax of many treaty countries. Amendments Pensions and annuities. Amendments If you are a U. Amendments S. Amendments resident, nongovernment pensions and annuities you receive may be exempt from the income tax of treaty countries. Amendments Most treaties contain separate provisions for exempting government pensions and annuities from treaty country income tax, and some treaties provide exemption from the treaty country's income tax for social security payments. Amendments Investment income. Amendments If you are a U. Amendments S. Amendments resident, investment income, such as interest and dividends, that you receive from sources in a treaty country may be exempt from that country's income tax or taxed at a reduced rate. Amendments Several treaties provide exemption for capital gains (other than from sales of real property in most cases) if specified requirements are met. Amendments Tax credit provisions. Amendments If you are a U. Amendments S. Amendments resident who receives income from or owns capital in a foreign country, you may be taxed on that income or capital by both the United States and the treaty country. Amendments Most treaties allow you to take a credit against or deduction from the treaty country's taxes based on the U. Amendments S. Amendments tax on the income. Amendments Nondiscrimination provisions. Amendments Most U. Amendments S. Amendments tax treaties provide that the treaty country cannot discriminate by imposing more burdensome taxes on U. Amendments S. Amendments citizens who are residents of the treaty country than it imposes on its own citizens in the same circumstances. Amendments Saving clauses. Amendments U. Amendments S. Amendments treaties contain saving clauses that provide that the treaties do not affect the U. Amendments S. Amendments taxation of its own citizens and residents. Amendments As a result, U. Amendments S. Amendments citizens and residents generally cannot use the treaty to reduce their U. Amendments S. Amendments tax liability. Amendments However, most treaties provide exceptions to saving clauses that allow certain provisions of the treaty to be claimed by U. Amendments S. Amendments citizens or residents. Amendments It is important that you examine the applicable saving clause to determine if an exception applies. Amendments More information on treaties. Amendments   Publication 901 contains an explanation of treaty provisions that apply to amounts received by teachers, students, workers, and government employees and pensioners who are alien nonresidents or residents of the United States. Amendments Since treaty provisions generally are reciprocal, you usually can substitute “United States” for the name of the treaty country whenever it appears, and vice versa when “U. Amendments S. Amendments ” appears in the treaty exemption discussions in Publication 901. Amendments   Publication 597 contains an explanation of a number of frequently-used provisions of the United States–Canada income tax treaty. Amendments Competent Authority Assistance If you are a U. Amendments S. Amendments citizen or resident alien, you can request assistance from the U. Amendments S. Amendments competent authority if you think that the actions of the United States, a treaty country, or both, cause or will cause a tax situation not intended by the treaty between the two countries. Amendments You should read any treaty articles, including the mutual agreement procedure article, that apply in your situation. Amendments The U. Amendments S. Amendments competent authority cannot consider requests involving countries with which the United States does not have a tax treaty. Amendments Effect of request for assistance. Amendments   If your request provides a basis for competent authority assistance, the U. Amendments S. Amendments competent authority generally will consult with the treaty country competent authority on how to resolve the situation. Amendments How to make your request. Amendments   It is important that you make your request for competent authority consideration as soon as either of the following occurs. Amendments You are denied treaty benefits. Amendments Actions taken by both the United States and the foreign country result in double taxation or will result in taxation not intended by the treaty. Amendments   In addition to making a request for assistance, you should take steps so that any agreement reached by the competent authorities is not barred by administrative, legal, or procedural barriers. Amendments Some of the steps you should consider taking include the following. Amendments Filing a protective claim for credit or refund of U. Amendments S. Amendments taxes. Amendments Delaying the expiration of any period of limitations on the making of a refund or other tax adjustment. Amendments Avoiding the lapse or termination of your right to appeal any tax determination. Amendments Complying with all applicable procedures for invoking competent authority consideration. Amendments Contesting an adjustment or seeking an appropriate correlative adjustment with respect to the U. Amendments S. Amendments or treaty country tax. Amendments Taxpayers can consult with the U. Amendments S. Amendments competent authority to determine whether they need to take protective steps and when any required steps need to be taken. Amendments   The request should contain all essential items of information, including the following items. Amendments A reference to the treaty and the treaty provisions on which the request is based. Amendments The years and amounts involved in both U. Amendments S. Amendments dollars and foreign currency. Amendments A brief description of the issues for which competent authority assistance is requested. Amendments   A complete listing of the information that must be included with the request can be found in Revenue Procedure 2006-54, or its successor. Amendments Revenue Procedure 2006-54 is available at www. Amendments irs. Amendments gov/irb/2006-49_IRB/ar13. Amendments html. Amendments   Also, see Notice 2013-78, which provides proposed updates to the procedures for requesting U. Amendments S. Amendments competent authority assistance under tax treaties. Amendments As noted, Revenue Procedure 2006-54 will be superseded by a revenue procedure to be published in the future. Amendments    Your request for competent authority consideration should be addressed to:   Deputy Commissioner (International) Large Business and International Division Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW Routing M4-365 Washington, DC 20224 Attn: TAIT Additional filing. Amendments   In the case of U. Amendments S. Amendments - initiated adjustments, you also must file a copy of the request with the IRS office where your case is pending. Amendments If the request is filed after the matter has been designated for litigation or while a suit contesting your relevant tax liability is pending in a United States court, a copy of the request, with a separate statement attached identifying the court where the suit is pending and the docket number of the action, also must be filed with the: Office of Associate Chief Counsel (International) Internal Revenue Service 1111 Constitution Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20224 Additional details on the procedures for requesting competent authority assistance are included in Revenue Procedure 2006-54, or its successor. Amendments Obtaining Copies of Tax Treaties Table 6-1 lists those countries with which the United States has income tax treaties. Amendments This table is updated through October 31, 2013. Amendments You can get complete information about treaty provisions from the taxing authority in the country from which you receive income or from the treaty itself. Amendments You can obtain the text of most U. Amendments S. Amendments treaties at IRS. Amendments gov. Amendments You also can request the text of treaties from the Department of Treasury at the following address. Amendments Department of Treasury Office of Business and Public Liaison Rm. Amendments 3411 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW  Washington, DC 20220 If you have questions about a treaty and you are in the United States, Puerto Rico, or the U. Amendments S. Amendments Virgin Islands, you can call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. Amendments Table 6–1. Amendments List of Tax Treaties (Updated through October 31, 2013) Country Official Text  Symbol1 General  Effective Date Citation Applicable Treasury Explanations  or Treasury Decision (T. Amendments D. Amendments ) Australia TIAS 10773 Dec. Amendments 1, 1983 1986-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 220 1986-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 246 Protocol TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2004     Austria TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1999     Bangladesh TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2007     Barbados TIAS 11090 Jan. Amendments 1, 1984 1991-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 436 1991-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 466 Protocol TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2005     Belgium TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2008     Bulgaria TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2009     Canada2 TIAS 11087 Jan. Amendments 1, 1985 1986-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 258 1987-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 298 Protocol TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2009     China, People's Republic of TIAS 12065 Jan. Amendments 1, 1987 1988-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 414 1988-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 447 Commonwealth of Independent States3 TIAS 8225 Jan. Amendments 1, 1976 1976-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 463 1976-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 475 Cyprus TIAS 10965 Jan. Amendments 1, 1986 1989-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 280 1989-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 314 Czech Republic TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1993     Denmark TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2001     Protocol TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2008     Egypt TIAS 10149 Jan. Amendments 1, 1982 1982-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 219 1982-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 243 Estonia TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2000     Finland TIAS 12101 Jan. Amendments 1, 1991     Protocol TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2008     France TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1996     Protocol TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2009     Germany TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1990     Protocol TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2008     Greece TIAS 2902 Jan. Amendments 1, 1953 1958-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 1054 T. Amendments D. Amendments 6109, 1954-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 638 Hungary TIAS 9560 Jan. Amendments 1, 1980 1980-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 333 1980-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 354 Iceland TIAS 8151 Jan. Amendments 1, 2009     India TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1991     Indonesia TIAS 11593 Jan. Amendments 1, 1990     Ireland TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1998     Israel TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1995     Italy TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2010     Jamaica TIAS 10207 Jan. Amendments 1, 1982 1982-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 257 1982-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 291 Japan TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2005     Kazakhstan TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1996     Korea, South TIAS 9506 Jan. Amendments 1, 1980 1979-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 435 1979-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 458 Latvia TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2000     Lithuania TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2000     Luxembourg TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2001     Malta TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2011     Mexico TIAS Jan. Amendments 1,1994     Protocol TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2004               Table 6–1 (continued). Amendments Country Official Text  Symbol1 General  Effective Date Citation Applicable Treasury Explanations  or Treasury Decision (T. Amendments D. Amendments ) Morocco TIAS 10195 Jan. Amendments 1, 1981 1982-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 405 1982-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 427 Netherlands TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1994     Protocol TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2005     New Zealand TIAS 10772 Nov. Amendments 2, 1983 1990-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 274 1990-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 303 Protocol TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2011     Norway TIAS 7474 Jan. Amendments 1, 1971 1973-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 669 1973-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 693 Protocol TIAS 10205 Jan. Amendments 1, 1982 1982-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 440 1982-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 454 Pakistan TIAS 4232 Jan. Amendments 1, 1959 1960-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 646 T. Amendments D. Amendments 6431, 1960-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 755 Philippines TIAS 10417 Jan. Amendments 1, 1983 1984-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 384 1984-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 412 Poland TIAS 8486 Jan. Amendments 1, 1974 1977-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 416 1977-1 C. Amendments B. Amendments 427 Portugal TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1996     Romania TIAS 8228 Jan. Amendments 1, 1974 1976-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 492 1976-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 504 Russia TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1994     Slovak Republic TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1993     Slovenia TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2002     South Africa TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1998     Spain TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1991     Sri Lanka TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2004     Sweden TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1996     Protocol TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2007     Switzerland TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1998     Thailand TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1998     Trinidad and Tobago TIAS 7047 Jan. Amendments 1, 1970 1971-2 C. Amendments B. Amendments 479   Tunisia TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1990     Turkey TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 1998     Ukraine TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2001     United Kingdom TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2004     Venezuela TIAS Jan. Amendments 1, 2000      1(TIAS) — Treaties and Other International Act Series. Amendments  2Information on the treaty can be found in Publication 597, Information on the United States—Canada Income Tax Treaty. Amendments 3The U. Amendments S. Amendments -U. Amendments S. Amendments S. Amendments R. 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Amendments Publication 583 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Introduction Introduction Table 1. Amendments What New Business Owners Need To Know About Federal Taxes   (Note: This table is intended to help you, as a new business owner, learn what you need to know about your federal tax responsibilities. Amendments To use it, ask yourself each question in the left column, then see the related discussion in the right column. Amendments ) What Must I Know? Where To Find the Answer Which form of business will I use? See Forms of Business. Amendments Will I need an employer identification number (EIN)? See Identification Numbers. Amendments Do I have to start my tax year in January, or may I start it in any other month? See Tax Year. Amendments What method can I use to account for my income and expenses? See Accounting Method. Amendments What kinds of federal taxes will I have to pay? How should I pay my taxes? See Business Taxes. Amendments What must I do if I have employees? See Employment Taxes. Amendments Which forms must I file? See Table 2 and Information Returns. Amendments Are there penalties if I do not pay my taxes or file my returns? See Penalties. Amendments What business expenses can I deduct on my federal income tax return? See Business Expenses. Amendments What records must I keep? How long must I keep them? See Recordkeeping. Amendments This publication provides basic federal tax information for people who are starting a business. Amendments It also provides information on keeping records and illustrates a recordkeeping system. Amendments Throughout this publication we refer to other IRS publications and forms where you will find more information. Amendments In addition, you may want to contact other government agencies, such as the Small Business Administration (SBA). Amendments See How To Get More Information later. Amendments Comments and suggestions. Amendments   We welcome your comments about this publication and your suggestions for future editions. Amendments   You can write to us at the following address: Internal Revenue Service Business Forms and Publications Branch SE:W:CAR:MP:T:B 1111 Constitution Ave. Amendments NW, IR-6526 Washington, DC 20224   We respond to many letters by telephone. Amendments Therefore, it would be helpful if you would include your daytime phone number, including the area code, in your correspondence. Amendments   You can email us at taxforms@irs. Amendments gov. Amendments Please put “Publications Comment” on the subject line. Amendments You can also send us comments from www. Amendments irs. Amendments gov/formspubs, select “Comment on Tax Forms and Publications” under “Information about. Amendments ”   Although we cannot respond individually to each comment received, we do appreciate your feedback and will consider your comments as we revise our tax products. Amendments Ordering forms and publications. Amendments Visit www. Amendments irs. Amendments gov/formspubs to download forms and publications, call 1-800-829-3676, or write to the address below and receive a response within 10 days after your request is received. Amendments Internal Revenue Service 1201 N. Amendments Mitsubishi Motorway Bloomington, IL 61705–6613 Tax questions. Amendments   If you have a tax question, check the information available on IRS. Amendments gov or call 1-800-829-1040. Amendments We cannot answer tax questions sent to either of the above addresses. Amendments Future Developments. Amendments   The IRS has created a page on IRS. Amendments gov for information about Publication 583 at www. Amendments irs. Amendments gov/pub583. Amendments Information about any future developments affecting Publication 583 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted on that page. Amendments Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications