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Free file gov Publication 584 - Introductory Material Table of Contents What's New Introduction How To Use This Workbook What's New Future developments. Free file gov  The IRS has created a page on IRS. Free file gov gov for information about Publication 584, at www. Free file gov irs. Free file gov gov/pub584. Free file gov Information about any future developments affecting Publication 584 (such as legislation enacted after we release it) will be posted on that page. Free file gov Introduction This workbook is designed to help you figure your loss on personal-use property in the event of a disaster, casualty, or theft. Free file gov It contains schedules to help you figure the loss to your main home, its contents, and your motor vehicles. Free file gov However, these schedules are for your information only. Free file gov You must complete Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts, to report your loss. Free file gov How To Use This Workbook You can use this workbook by following these five steps. Free file gov Read Publication 547 to learn about the tax rules for casualties, disasters, and thefts. Free file gov Know the definitions of cost or other basis and fair market value, discussed later. Free file gov Fill out Schedules 1 through 20. Free file gov Read the instructions for Form 4684. Free file gov Fill out Form 4684 using the information you entered in Schedules 1 through 20. Free file gov Use the chart below to find out how to use Schedules 1 through 19 to fill out Form 4684. Free file gov Take what's in each row of. Free file gov . Free file gov . Free file gov And enter it on Form 4684. Free file gov . Free file gov . Free file gov Column 1 Line 1 Column 2 Line 2 Column 3 Line 3 Column 4 Line 4 Column 5 Line 5 Column 6 Line 6 Column 7 Line 7 Column 8 Line 8 Column 9 Line 9 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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WASHINGTON — Taxpayers can get the most out of various tax benefits and get a jump on preparing their 2013 federal income tax returns by consulting a newly revised comprehensive tax guide now available on IRS.gov.

Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, features details on taking advantage of a wide range of tax-saving opportunities, such as the American Opportunity Tax Credit for parents and college students, and the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit for low- and moderate-income workers. It also features a rundown on tax changes for 2013 including information on revised tax rates and new limits on various tax benefits for some taxpayers.  This useful 292-page guide also provides thousands of interactive links to help taxpayers quickly get answers to their questions.

Publication 17 has been published annually by the IRS since the 1940s and has been available on the IRS web site since 1996. As in prior years, this publication is packed with basic tax-filing information and tips on what income to report and how to report it, figuring capital gains and losses, claiming dependents, choosing the standard deduction versus itemizing deductions, and using IRAs to save for retirement.

Besides Publication 17, IRS.gov offers many other helpful resources for those doing year-end tax planning. Many 2013 forms are already posted, and updated versions of other forms, instructions and publications are being posted almost every day. Forms already available include Form 1040 and short Forms 1040A and1040EZ.

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Free file gov 5. Free file gov   Figuring Your Tax Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Tax Year Identification NumberF-1 and M-1 visa holders. Free file gov J-1 visa holders. Free file gov Filing StatusResident Aliens Nonresident Aliens Reporting Your Income DeductionsResident Aliens Nonresident Aliens ExemptionsResident Aliens Nonresident Aliens Itemized DeductionsResident Aliens Nonresident Aliens Tax Credits and PaymentsResident Aliens Nonresident Aliens Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa or Puerto Rico Introduction After you have determined your alien status, the source of your income, and if and how that income is taxed in the United States, your next step is to figure your tax. Free file gov The information in this chapter is not as comprehensive for resident aliens as it is for nonresident aliens. Free file gov Resident aliens should get publications, forms, and instructions for U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens, because the information for filing returns for resident aliens is generally the same as for U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens. Free file gov If you are both a nonresident alien and a resident alien in the same tax year, see chapter 6 for a discussion of dual-status aliens. Free file gov Topics - This chapter discusses: Identification numbers, Filing status, Deductions, Exemptions, Tax credits and payments, and Special rules for bona fide residents of American Samoa and Puerto Rico. Free file gov Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 463 Travel, Entertainment, Gift, and Car Expenses 501 Exemptions, Standard Deduction, and Filing Information 521 Moving Expenses 526 Charitable Contributions 535 Business Expenses 597 Information on the United States–Canada Income Tax Treaty Form (and Instructions) W-7 Application for IRS Individual Taxpayer Identification Number 1040 U. Free file gov S. Free file gov Individual Income Tax Return 1040NR U. Free file gov S. Free file gov Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 1040NR-EZ U. Free file gov S. Free file gov Income Tax Return for Certain Nonresident Aliens With No Dependents 2106 Employee Business Expenses 2106-EZ Unreimbursed Employee Business Expenses 3903 Moving Expenses 4563 Exclusion of Income for Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa 8959 Additional Medicare Tax See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. Free file gov Tax Year You must figure your income and file a tax return on the basis of an annual accounting period called a tax year. Free file gov If you have not previously established a fiscal tax year, your tax year is the calendar year. Free file gov A calendar year is 12 consecutive months ending on December 31. Free file gov 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. Free file gov S. Free file gov resident for any calendar year, you will be treated as a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov resident for any part of your fiscal year that falls within that calendar year. Free file gov Identification Number A taxpayer identification number must be furnished on returns, statements, and other tax-related documents. Free file gov For an individual, this is a social security number (SSN). Free file gov If you do not have and are not eligible to get an SSN, you must apply for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Free file gov An employer identification number (EIN) is required if you are engaged in a trade or business as a sole proprietor and have employees or a qualified retirement plan. Free file gov You must furnish a taxpayer identification number if you are: An alien who has income effectively connected with the conduct of a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business at any time during the year, An alien who has a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov office or place of business at any time during the year, A nonresident alien spouse treated as a resident, as discussed in chapter 1, or Any other alien who files a tax return, an amended return, or a refund claim (but not information returns). Free file gov Social security number (SSN). Free file gov   Generally, you can get an SSN if you have been lawfully admitted to the United States for permanent residence or under other immigration categories that authorize U. Free file gov S. Free file gov employment. Free file gov   To apply for this number, get Form SS-5, Application for a Social Security Card, from your local Social Security Administration (SSA) office or call the SSA at 1-800-772-1213. Free file gov You can also download Form SS-5 from the SSA's website at www. Free file gov socialsecurity. Free file gov gov/ssnumber/ss5. Free file gov htm. Free file gov You must visit an SSA office in person and submit your Form SS-5 along with original documentation showing your age, identity, immigration status, and authority to work in the United States. Free file gov Generally, you will receive your card about 2 weeks after the SSA has all of the necessary information. Free file gov F-1 and M-1 visa holders. Free file gov    If you are an F-1 or M-1 student, you must also show your Form I-20. Free file gov For more information, see SSA Publication 05-10181, International Students and Social Security Numbers, available online at www. Free file gov socialsecurity. Free file gov gov/pubs/10181. Free file gov html. Free file gov J-1 visa holders. Free file gov   If you are a J-1 exchange visitor, you will also need to show your Form DS-2019. Free file gov For more information, see SSA Publication 05-10107, Foreign Workers and Social Security Numbers, available online at www. Free file gov socialsecurity. Free file gov gov/pubs/10107. Free file gov html. Free file gov Individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). Free file gov   If you do not have and are not eligible to get an SSN, you must apply for an ITIN. Free file gov For details on how to do so, see Form W-7 and its instructions. Free file gov Allow 6 to 10 weeks for the IRS to notify you of your ITIN. Free file gov If you already have an ITIN, enter it wherever an SSN is required on your tax return. Free file gov   An ITIN is for tax use only. Free file gov It does not entitle you to social security benefits or change your employment or immigration status under U. Free file gov S. Free file gov law. Free file gov   In addition to those aliens who are required to furnish a taxpayer identification number and are not eligible for an SSN, a Form W-7 must be filed for: Alien individuals who are claimed as dependents and are not eligible for an SSN, and Alien spouses who are claimed as exemptions and are not eligible for an SSN. Free file gov Employer identification number (EIN). Free file gov   An individual may use an SSN (or ITIN) for individual taxes and an EIN for business taxes. Free file gov To apply for an EIN, file Form SS-4, Application for Employer Identification Number, with the IRS. Free file gov Filing Status The amount of your tax depends on your filing status. Free file gov Your filing status is important in determining whether you can take certain deductions and credits. Free file gov The rules for determining your filing status are different for resident aliens and nonresident aliens. Free file gov Resident Aliens Resident aliens can use the same filing statuses available to U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens. Free file gov See your form instructions or Publication 501 for more information on filing status. Free file gov Married filing jointly. Free file gov   Generally, you can file as married filing jointly only if both you and your spouse were resident aliens for the entire tax year, or if you make one of the choices discussed in chapter 1 to treat your spouse as a resident alien for the entire tax year. Free file gov Qualifying widow(er). Free file gov   If your spouse died in 2011 or 2012, you did not remarry before the end of 2013, and you have a dependent child living with you, you may qualify to file as a qualifying widow(er) and use the joint return tax rates. Free file gov This applies only if you could have filed a joint return with your spouse for the year your spouse died. Free file gov Head of household. Free file gov   You can qualify as head of household if you are unmarried or considered unmarried on the last day of the year and you pay more than half the cost of keeping up a home for you and a qualifying person. Free file gov You must be a resident alien for the entire tax year. Free file gov   You are considered unmarried for this purpose if your spouse was a nonresident alien at any time during the year and you do not make one of the choices discussed in chapter 1 to treat your spouse as a resident alien for the entire tax year. Free file gov Note. Free file gov   Even if you are considered unmarried for head of household purposes because you are married to a nonresident alien, you may still be considered married for purposes of the earned income credit. Free file gov In that case, you will not be entitled to the credit. Free file gov See Publication 596 for more information. Free file gov Nonresident Aliens If you are a nonresident alien filing Form 1040NR, you may be able to use one of the filing statuses discussed later. Free file gov If you are filing Form 1040NR-EZ, you can only claim “Single nonresident alien” or “Married nonresident alien” as your filing status. Free file gov Married nonresident alien. Free file gov   Married nonresident aliens who are not married to U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens or residents generally must use the Tax Table column or the Tax Computation Worksheet for married filing separate returns when determining the tax on income effectively connected with a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business. Free file gov Exceptions. Free file gov   Married nonresident aliens normally cannot use the Tax Table column or the Tax Computation Worksheet for single individuals. Free file gov 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, South Korea, or are a married U. Free file gov S. Free file gov national. Free file gov See the instructions for Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ to see if you qualify. Free file gov U. Free file gov S. Free file gov national is defined later in this section under Qualifying widow(er) . Free file gov   A nonresident alien generally cannot file as married filing jointly. Free file gov However, a nonresident alien who is married to a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizen or resident can choose to be treated as a resident and file a joint return on Form 1040, Form 1040A, or Form 1040EZ. Free file gov For information on these choices, see chapter 1. Free file gov If you do not make the choice to file jointly, file Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ and use the Tax Table column or the Tax Computation Worksheet for married individuals filing separately. Free file gov Qualifying widow(er). Free file gov   You may be eligible to file as a qualifying widow(er) and use the joint return tax rates if all of the following conditions apply. Free file gov You were a resident of Canada, Mexico, or South Korea, or a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov national (defined later). Free file gov Your spouse died in 2011 or 2012 and you did not remarry before the end of 2013. Free file gov You have a dependent child living with you. Free file gov See the instructions for Form 1040NR for the rules for filing as a qualifying widow(er) with a dependent child. Free file gov   A U. Free file gov S. Free file gov national is an individual who, although not a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizen, owes his or her allegiance to the United States. Free file gov U. Free file gov S. Free file gov nationals include American Samoans and Northern Mariana Islanders who chose to become U. Free file gov S. Free file gov nationals instead of U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens. Free file gov Head of household. Free file gov   You cannot file as head of household if you are a nonresident alien at any time during the tax year. Free file gov However, if you are married, your spouse can qualify as a head of household if: Your spouse is a resident alien or U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizen for the entire tax year, You do not choose to be treated as a resident alien, and Your spouse meets the other requirements for this filing status, as discussed earlier under Resident Aliens . Free file gov Note. Free file gov   Even if your spouse is considered unmarried for head of household purposes because you are a nonresident alien, your spouse may still be considered married for purposes of the earned income credit. Free file gov In that case, your spouse will not be entitled to the credit. Free file gov See Publication 596 for more information. Free file gov Estates and trusts. Free file gov   A nonresident alien estate or trust using Form 1040NR must use Tax Rate Schedule W in the Form 1040NR instructions when determining the tax on income effectively connected with a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business. Free file gov Special rules for aliens from certain U. Free file gov S. Free file gov possessions. Free file gov   A nonresident alien who is a bona fide resident of American Samoa or Puerto Rico for the entire tax year and who is temporarily working in the United States should read Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa or Puerto Rico, at the end of this chapter, for information about special rules. Free file gov Reporting Your Income You must report each item of income that is taxable according to the rules in chapters 2, 3, and 4. Free file gov For resident aliens, this includes income from sources both within and outside the United States. Free file gov For nonresident aliens, this includes both income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States (subject to graduated tax rates) and income from U. Free file gov S. Free file gov sources that is not effectively connected (subject to a flat 30% tax rate or lower tax treaty rate). Free file gov Deductions Resident and nonresident aliens can claim similar deductions on their U. Free file gov S. Free file gov tax returns. Free file gov However, nonresident aliens generally can claim only deductions related to income that is effectively connected with their U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business. Free file gov Resident Aliens You can claim the same deductions allowed to U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens if you are a resident alien for the entire tax year. Free file gov While the discussion that follows contains some of the same general rules and guidelines that apply to you, it is specifically directed toward nonresident aliens. Free file gov You should get Form 1040 and instructions for more information on how to claim your allowable deductions. Free file gov Nonresident Aliens You can claim deductions to figure your effectively connected taxable income. Free file gov You generally cannot claim deductions related to income that is not connected with your U. Free file gov S. Free file gov business activities. Free file gov Except for personal exemptions, and certain itemized deductions, discussed later, you can claim deductions only to the extent they are connected with your effectively connected income. Free file gov Ordinary and necessary business expenses. Free file gov   You can deduct all ordinary and necessary expenses in the operation of your U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business to the extent they relate to income effectively connected with that trade or business. Free file gov The deduction for travel expenses while in the United States is discussed under Itemized Deductions, later. Free file gov For information about other business expenses, see Publication 535. Free file gov Losses. Free file gov   You can deduct losses resulting from transactions that you entered into for profit and that you were not reimbursed for by insurance, etc. Free file gov to the extent that they relate to income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free file gov Educator expenses. Free file gov   If you were an eligible educator in 2013, you can deduct as an adjustment to income up to $250 in unreimbursed qualified expenses you paid or incurred during 2013 for books, supplies (other than nonathletic supplies for courses of instruction in health or physical education), computer equipment, and other equipment and materials used in the classroom. Free file gov For more information, see your tax form instructions. Free file gov Individual retirement arrangement (IRA). Free file gov   If you made contributions to a traditional IRA for 2013, you may be able to take an IRA deduction. Free file gov But you must have taxable compensation effectively connected with a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business to do so. Free file gov A Form 5498 should be sent to you by May 31, 2014, that shows all contributions to your traditional IRA for 2013. Free file gov If you were covered by a retirement plan (qualified pension, profit-sharing (including 401(k)), annuity, SEP, SIMPLE, etc. Free file gov ) at work or through self-employment, your IRA deduction may be reduced or eliminated. Free file gov But you can still make contributions to a traditional IRA even if you cannot deduct them. Free file gov If you made nondeductible contributions to a traditional IRA for 2013, you must report them on Form 8606, Nondeductible IRAs. Free file gov   For more information, see Publication 590, Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs). Free file gov Moving expenses. Free file gov   If you are a nonresident alien temporarily in the United States earning taxable income for performing personal services, you can deduct moving expenses to the United States if you meet both of the following tests. Free file gov You are a full-time employee for at least 39 weeks during the 12 months right after you move, or if you are self-employed, you work full time for at least 39 weeks during the first 12 months and 78 weeks during the first 24 months right after you move. Free file gov Your new job location is at least 50 miles farther (by the shortest commonly traveled route) from your former home than your former job location was. Free file gov If you had no former job location, the new job location must be at least 50 miles from your former home. Free file gov   You cannot deduct the moving expense you have when returning to your home abroad or moving to a foreign job site. Free file gov   Figure your deductible moving expenses to the United States on Form 3903, and deduct them on line 26 of Form 1040NR. Free file gov   For more information on the moving expense deduction, see Publication 521. Free file gov Reimbursements. Free file gov   If your employer reimbursed you for allowable moving expenses under an accountable plan, your employer should have excluded these reimbursements from your income. Free file gov You can only deduct allowable moving expenses that were not reimbursed by your employer or that were reimbursed but the reimbursement was included in your income. Free file gov For more information, see Publication 521. Free file gov Moving expense or travel expense. Free file gov   If you deduct moving expenses to the United States, you cannot also deduct travel expenses (discussed later under Itemized Deductions) while temporarily away from your tax home in a foreign country. Free file gov Moving expenses are based on a change in your principal place of business while travel expenses are based on your temporary absence from your principal place of business. Free file gov Self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified retirement plans. Free file gov   If you are self-employed, you may be able to deduct contributions to a SEP, SIMPLE, or qualified retirement plan that provides retirement benefits for yourself and your common-law employees, if any. Free file gov To make deductible contributions for yourself, you must have net earnings from self-employment that are effectively connected with your U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business. Free file gov   Get Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans), for further information. Free file gov Penalty on early withdrawal of savings. Free file gov   You must include in income all effectively connected interest income you receive or that is credited to your account during the year. Free file gov Do not reduce it by any penalty you must pay on an early withdrawal from a time savings account. Free file gov However, if the interest income is effectively connected with your U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business during the year, you can deduct on line 30 of Form 1040NR the amount of the early withdrawal penalty that the banking institution charged. Free file gov Student loan interest expense. Free file gov   If you paid interest on a student loan in 2013, you may be able to deduct up to $2,500 of the interest you paid. Free file gov Generally, you can claim the deduction if all the following requirements are met. Free file gov Your filing status is any filing status except married filing separately. Free file gov Your modified adjusted gross income is less than $75,000. Free file gov No one else is claiming an exemption for you on his or her 2013 tax return. Free file gov You paid interest on a loan taken out only to pay tuition and other qualified higher education expenses for yourself, your spouse, someone who was your dependent when the loan was taken out, or someone you could have claimed as a dependent for the year the loan was taken out except that: The person filed a joint return, The person had gross income that was equal to or more than the exemption amount for that year ($3,900 for 2013), or You could be claimed as a dependent on someone else's return. Free file gov The loan is not from a related person or a person who borrowed the proceeds under a qualified employer plan or a contract purchased under such a plan. Free file gov The education expenses were paid or incurred within a reasonable period of time before or after the loan was taken out. Free file gov The person for whom the expenses were paid or incurred was an eligible student. Free file gov Use the worksheet in the Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ instructions to figure the deduction. Free file gov For more information, see Publication 970, Tax Benefits for Education. Free file gov Exemptions Resident aliens can claim personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents in the same way as U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens. Free file gov However, nonresident aliens generally can claim only a personal exemption for themselves on their U. Free file gov S. Free file gov tax return. Free file gov Resident Aliens You can claim personal exemptions and exemptions for dependents according to the dependency rules for U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens. Free file gov You can claim an exemption for your spouse on a separate return if your spouse had no gross income for U. Free file gov S. Free file gov tax purposes and was not the dependent of another taxpayer. Free file gov You can claim this exemption even if your spouse has not been a resident alien for a full tax year or is an alien who has not come to the United States. Free file gov You can claim an exemption for each person who qualifies as a dependent according to the rules for U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens. Free file gov The dependent must be a citizen or national (defined earlier) of the United States or be a resident of the United States, Canada, or Mexico for some part of the calendar year in which your tax year begins. Free file gov Get Publication 501 for more information. Free file gov Your spouse and each dependent for whom you claim an exemption must have either an SSN or an ITIN. Free file gov See Identification Number, earlier. Free file gov Nonresident Aliens Generally, if you are a nonresident alien engaged in a trade or business in the United States, you can claim only one personal exemption ($3,900 for 2013). Free file gov You may be able to claim an exemption for a spouse and a dependent if you are described in any of the following discussions. Free file gov Your spouse and each dependent for whom you claim an exemption must have either an SSN or an ITIN. Free file gov See Identification Number, earlier. Free file gov Residents of Mexico or Canada or U. Free file gov S. Free file gov nationals. Free file gov   If you are a resident of Mexico or Canada or a national of the United States (defined earlier), you can also claim a personal exemption for your spouse if your spouse had no gross income for U. Free file gov S. Free file gov tax purposes and cannot be claimed as the dependent on another U. Free file gov S. Free file gov taxpayer's return. Free file gov In addition, you can claim exemptions for your dependents who meet certain tests. Free file gov Residents of Mexico, Canada, or nationals of the United States must use the same rules as U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens to determine who is a dependent and for which dependents exemptions can be claimed. Free file gov See Publication 501 for these rules. Free file gov For purposes of these rules, dependents who are U. Free file gov S. Free file gov nationals meet the citizenship test discussed in Publication 501. Free file gov Residents of South Korea. Free file gov   Nonresident aliens who are residents of South Korea may be able to claim exemptions for a spouse and children. Free file gov The income tax treaty with South Korea imposes two additional requirements on South Korean residents: The spouse and all children claimed must live with the alien in the United States at some time during the tax year, and The additional deduction for the exemptions must be prorated based on the ratio of the alien's U. Free file gov S. Free file gov source gross income effectively connected with a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business for the tax year to the alien's entire income from all sources during the tax year. Free file gov Example. Free file gov Mr. Free file gov Park, a nonresident alien who is a resident of South Korea, lives temporarily in the United States with his wife and two children. Free file gov During the tax year he receives U. Free file gov S. Free file gov compensation of $18,000. Free file gov He also receives $6,000 of income from sources outside the United States that is not effectively connected with his U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business. Free file gov Thus, his total income for the year is $24,000. Free file gov Mr. Free file gov Park meets all requirements for claiming exemptions for his spouse and two children. Free file gov The additional deduction for 2013 is $8,775 figured as follows: $18,000 $24,000 × $11,700* = $8,775               *3 × $3,900 = $11,700   Students and business apprentices from India. Free file gov   Students and business apprentices who are eligible for the benefits of Article 21(2) of the United States–India Income Tax Treaty may be able to claim exemptions for their spouse and dependents. Free file gov   You can claim an exemption for your spouse if he or she had no gross income during the year and cannot be claimed as a dependent on another U. Free file gov S. Free file gov taxpayer's return. Free file gov   You can claim exemptions for each of your dependents not admitted to the United States on “F-2,” “J-2,” or “M-2” visas if they meet the same rules that apply to U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens. Free file gov See Publication 501 for these rules. Free file gov   List your spouse and dependents on line 7c of Form 1040NR. Free file gov Enter the total on the appropriate line to the right of line 7c. Free file gov Itemized Deductions Nonresident aliens can claim some of the same itemized deductions that resident aliens can claim. Free file gov However, nonresident aliens can claim itemized deductions only if they have income effectively connected with their U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business. Free file gov Resident Aliens You can claim the same itemized deductions as U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens, using Schedule A of Form 1040. Free file gov These deductions include certain medical and dental expenses, state and local income taxes, real estate taxes, interest you paid on a home mortgage, charitable contributions, casualty and theft losses, and miscellaneous deductions. Free file gov If you do not itemize your deductions, you can claim the standard deduction for your particular filing status. Free file gov For further information, see Form 1040 and instructions. Free file gov Nonresident Aliens You can deduct certain itemized deductions if you receive income effectively connected with your U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business. Free file gov These deductions include state and local income taxes, charitable contributions to U. Free file gov S. Free file gov organizations, casualty and theft losses, and miscellaneous deductions. Free file gov Use Schedule A of Form 1040NR to claim itemized deductions. Free file gov If you are filing Form 1040NR-EZ, you can only claim a deduction for state or local income taxes. Free file gov If you are claiming any other itemized deduction, you must file Form 1040NR. Free file gov Standard deduction. Free file gov   Nonresident aliens cannot claim the standard deduction. Free file gov However, see Students and business apprentices from India , next. Free file gov Students and business apprentices from India. Free file gov   A special rule applies to students and business apprentices who are eligible for the benefits of Article 21(2) of the United States–India Income Tax Treaty. Free file gov You can claim the standard deduction provided you do not claim itemized deductions. Free file gov   Use Worksheet 5-1 to figure your standard deduction. Free file gov If you are married and your spouse files a return and itemizes deductions, you cannot take the standard deduction. Free file gov State and local income taxes. Free file gov   You can deduct state and local income taxes you paid on income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free file gov If you received a refund or rebate in 2013 of taxes you paid in an earlier year, do not reduce your deduction by that amount. Free file gov Instead, you must include the refund or rebate in income if you deducted the taxes in the earlier year and the deduction reduced your tax. Free file gov See Recoveries in Publication 525 for details on how to figure the amount to include in income. Free file gov Charitable contributions. Free file gov   You can deduct your charitable contributions or gifts to qualified organizations subject to certain limits. Free file gov Qualified organizations include organizations that are religious, charitable, educational, scientific, or literary in nature, or that work to prevent cruelty to children or animals. Free file gov Certain organizations that promote national or international amateur sports competition are also qualified organizations. Free file gov Foreign organizations. Free file gov   Contributions made directly to a foreign organization are not deductible. Free file gov However, you can deduct contributions to a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov organization that transfers funds to a charitable foreign organization if the U. Free file gov S. Free file gov organization controls the use of the funds or if the foreign organization is only an administrative arm of the U. Free file gov S. Free file gov organization. Free file gov   For more information about organizations that qualify to receive charitable contributions, see Publication 526, Charitable Contributions. Free file gov Worksheet 5-1. Free file gov 2013 Standard Deduction Worksheet for Students and Business Apprentices From India Caution. Free file gov If you are married filing a separate return and your spouse itemizes deductions, do not complete this worksheet. Free file gov You cannot take the standard deduction even if you were born before January 2, 1949, or are blind. Free file gov 1 Enter the amount shown below for your filing status. Free file gov           Single or married filing separately—$6,100 Qualifying widow(er)—$12,200 1. Free file gov           2 Can you be claimed as a dependent on someone else's U. Free file gov S. Free file gov income tax return?  No. Free file gov Enter the amount from line 1 on line 4. Free file gov Skip line 3 and go to line 5. Free file gov   Yes. Free file gov Go to line 3. Free file gov         3 Is your earned income* more than $650?           Yes. Free file gov Add $350 to your earned income. Free file gov Enter the total. Free file gov           No. Free file gov Enter $1,000 3. Free file gov       4 Enter the smaller of line 1 or line 3 4. Free file gov   5 If born before January 2, 1949, OR blind, enter $1,200 ($1,500 if single). Free file gov If born before January 2, 1949, AND blind, enter $2,400 ($3,000 if single). Free file gov Otherwise, enter -0- 5. Free file gov   6 Add lines 4 and 5. Free file gov Enter the total here and on Form 1040NR, line 38 (or Form 1040NR-EZ, line 11). Free file gov Print “Standard Deduction Allowed Under U. Free file gov S. Free file gov –India Income Tax Treaty” in the space to the left of these lines. Free file gov This is your standard deduction for 2013. Free file gov 6. Free file gov   *Earned income includes wages, salaries, tips, professional fees, and other compensation received for personal services you performed. Free file gov It also includes any amount received as a scholarship that you must include in your income. Free file gov Generally, your earned income is the total of the amount(s) you reported on Form 1040NR, lines 8,12,13, and 19, minus amounts on lines 27 and 31 (or Form 1040NR-EZ, lines 3 and 5, minus any amount on line 8). Free file gov Contributions from which you benefit. Free file gov   If you receive a benefit as a result of making a contribution to a qualified organization, you can deduct only the amount of your contribution that is more than the value of the benefit you receive. Free file gov   If you pay more than the fair market value to a qualified organization for merchandise, goods, or services, the amount you pay that is more than the value of the item can be a charitable contribution. Free file gov For the excess amount to qualify, you must pay it with the intent to make a charitable contribution. Free file gov Cash contributions. Free file gov   You cannot deduct a cash contribution, regardless of the amount, unless you keep as a record of the contribution a bank record (such as a canceled check, a bank copy of a canceled check, or a bank statement containing the name of the charity, the date, and the amount) or a written record from the charity. Free file gov The written record must include the name of the charity, date of the contribution, and the amount of the contribution. Free file gov   You may deduct a cash contribution of $250 or more only if you have a written statement from the charitable organization showing: The amount of any money contributed, Whether the organization gave you any goods or services in return for your contribution, and A description and estimate of the value of any goods or services described in (2). Free file gov If you received only intangible religious benefits, the organization must state this, but it does not have to describe or value the benefit. Free file gov Noncash contributions. Free file gov   For contributions not made in cash, the records you must keep depend on the amount of your deduction. Free file gov See Publication 526 for details. Free file gov For example, if you make a noncash contribution and the amount of your deduction is more than $500, you must complete and attach to your tax return Form 8283, Noncash Charitable Contributions. Free file gov If you deduct more than $500 for a contribution of a motor vehicle, boat, or airplane, you must also attach a statement from the charitable organization to your return. Free file gov If your total deduction is over $5,000, you also may have to get appraisals of the values of the property. Free file gov If the donated property is valued at more than $5,000, you must obtain a qualified appraisal. Free file gov You generally must attach to your tax return an appraisal of any property if your deduction for the property is more than $500,000. Free file gov See Form 8283 and its instructions for details. Free file gov Contributions of appreciated property. Free file gov   If you contribute property to a qualified organization, the amount of your charitable contribution is generally the fair market value of the property at the time of the contribution. Free file gov However, if you contribute property with a fair market value that is more than your basis in it, you may have to reduce the fair market value by the amount of appreciation (increase in value) when you figure your deduction. Free file gov Your basis in the property is generally what you paid for it. Free file gov If you need more information about basis, get Publication 551, Basis of Assets. Free file gov   Different rules apply to figuring your deduction, depending on whether the property is: Ordinary income property, or Capital gain property. Free file gov For information about these rules, see Publication 526. Free file gov Limit. Free file gov   The amount you can deduct in a tax year is limited in the same way it is for a citizen or resident of the United States. Free file gov For a discussion of limits on charitable contributions and other information, get Publication 526. Free file gov Casualty and theft losses. Free file gov   You can deduct your loss from fire, storm, shipwreck, or other casualty, or theft of property even though your property is not connected with a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business. Free file gov The property can be personal use property or income-producing property not connected with a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business. Free file gov The property must be located in the United States at the time of the casualty or theft. Free file gov You can deduct theft losses only in the year in which you discover the loss. Free file gov   The amount of the loss is the fair market value of the property immediately before the casualty or theft less its fair market value immediately after the casualty or theft (but not more than its cost or adjusted basis) less any insurance or other reimbursement. Free file gov The fair market value of property immediately after a theft is considered zero, because you no longer have the property. Free file gov   If your property is covered by insurance, you should file a timely insurance claim for reimbursement. Free file gov If you do not, you cannot deduct this loss as a casualty or theft loss. Free file gov   Figure your deductible casualty and theft losses on Form 4684, Casualties and Thefts. Free file gov Losses from personal use property. Free file gov    You cannot deduct the first $100 of each casualty or theft loss to property held for personal use. Free file gov You can deduct only the total of these losses for the year (reduced by the $100 limit) that is more than 10% of your adjusted gross income (line 37, Form 1040NR) for the year. Free file gov Losses from income-producing property. Free file gov   These losses are not subject to the limitations that apply to personal use property. Free file gov Use Section B of Form 4684 to figure your deduction for these losses. Free file gov Job expenses and other miscellaneous deductions. Free file gov   You can deduct job expenses, such as allowable unreimbursed travel expenses (discussed next), and other miscellaneous deductions. Free file gov Generally, the allowable deductions must be related to effectively connected income. Free file gov Deductible expenses include: Union dues, Safety equipment and small tools needed for your job, Dues to professional organizations, Subscriptions to professional journals, Tax return preparation fees, and Casualty and theft losses of property used in performing services as an employee (employee property). Free file gov   Most miscellaneous itemized deductions are deductible only if they are more than 2% of your adjusted gross income (line 37, Form 1040NR). Free file gov For more information on miscellaneous deductions, see the instructions for Form 1040NR. Free file gov Travel expenses. Free file gov   You may be able to deduct your ordinary and necessary travel expenses while you are temporarily performing personal services in the United States. Free file gov Generally, a temporary assignment in a single location is one that is realistically expected to last (and does in fact last) for one year or less. Free file gov You must be able to show you were present in the United States on an activity that required your temporary absence from your regular place of work. Free file gov   For example, if you have established a “tax home” through regular employment in a foreign country, and intend to return to similar employment in the same country at the end of your temporary stay in the United States, you can deduct reasonable travel expenses you paid. Free file gov You cannot deduct travel expenses for other members of your family or party. Free file gov Deductible travel expenses. Free file gov   If you qualify, you can deduct your expenses for: Transportation—airfare, local transportation, including train, bus, etc. Free file gov , Lodging—rent paid, utilities (do not include telephone), hotel or motel room expenses, and Meal expenses—actual expenses allowed if you keep records of the amounts, or, if you do not wish to keep detailed records, you are generally allowed a standard meal allowance amount depending on the date and area of your travel. Free file gov You generally can deduct only 50% of unreimbursed meal expenses. Free file gov The standard meal allowance rates for high-cost areas are available at www. Free file gov gsa. Free file gov gov/perdiem. Free file gov The rates for other areas are in Publication 463. Free file gov   Use Form 2106 or 2106-EZ to figure your allowable expenses that you claim on line 7 of Schedule A (Form 1040NR). Free file gov Expenses allocable to U. Free file gov S. Free file gov tax-exempt income. Free file gov   You cannot deduct an expense, or part of an expense, that is allocable to U. Free file gov S. Free file gov tax-exempt income, including income exempt by tax treaty. Free file gov Example. Free file gov Irina Oak, a citizen of Poland, resided in the United States for part of the year to acquire business experience from a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov company. Free file gov During her stay in the United States, she received a salary of $8,000 from her Polish employer. Free file gov She received no other U. Free file gov S. Free file gov source income. Free file gov She spent $3,000 on travel expenses, of which $1,000 were for meals. Free file gov None of these expenses were reimbursed. Free file gov Under the tax treaty with Poland, $5,000 of her salary is exempt from U. Free file gov S. Free file gov income tax. Free file gov In filling out Form 2106-EZ, she must reduce her deductible meal expenses by half ($500). Free file gov She must reduce the remaining $2,500 of travel expenses by 62. Free file gov 5% ($1,563) because 62. Free file gov 5% ($5,000 ÷ $8,000) of her salary is exempt from tax. Free file gov She enters the remaining total of $937 on line 7 of Schedule A (Form 1040NR). Free file gov She completes the remaining lines according to the instructions for Schedule A. Free file gov More information. Free file gov   For more information about deductible expenses, reimbursements, and recordkeeping, get Publication 463. Free file gov Tax Credits and Payments This discussion covers tax credits and payments for resident aliens, followed by a discussion of the credits and payments for nonresident aliens. Free file gov Resident Aliens Resident aliens generally claim tax credits and report tax payments, including withholding, using the same rules that apply to U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizens. Free file gov The following items are some of the credits you may be able to claim. Free file gov Foreign tax credit. Free file gov   You can claim a credit, subject to certain limits, for income tax you paid or accrued to a foreign country on foreign source income. Free file gov You cannot claim a credit for taxes paid or accrued on excluded foreign earned income. Free file gov To claim a credit for income taxes paid or accrued to a foreign country, you generally will file Form 1116, Foreign Tax Credit (Individual, Estate, or Trust), with your Form 1040. Free file gov   For more information, get Publication 514, Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals. Free file gov Child and dependent care credit. Free file gov   You may be able to take 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. Free file gov Generally, you must be able to claim an exemption for your dependent. Free file gov   For more information, get Publication 503, Child and Dependent Care Expenses, and Form 2441, Child and Dependent Care Expenses. Free file gov Credit for the elderly or the disabled. Free file gov   You may qualify for this credit if you are 65 or older or if you retired on permanent and total disability. Free file gov For more information on this credit, get Publication 524, Credit for the Elderly or the Disabled, and Schedule R (Form 1040A or 1040). Free file gov Education credits. Free file gov   You may qualify for these credits if you paid qualified education expenses for yourself, your spouse, or your dependent. Free file gov There are two education credits: the American Opportunity Credit and the lifetime learning credit. Free file gov You cannot claim these credits if you are married filing separately. Free file gov Use Form 8863, Education Credits (American Opportunity and Lifetime Learning Credits), to figure the credit. Free file gov For more information, see Publication 970. Free file gov Retirement savings contributions credit. Free file gov   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. Free file gov 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: $59,000, if your filing status is married filing jointly, $44,250, if your filing status is head of household, or $29,500, if your filing status is single, married filing separately, or qualifying widow(er). Free file gov Use Form 8880, Credit for Qualified Retirement Savings Contributions, to figure the credit. Free file gov For more information, see Publication 590. Free file gov Child tax credit. Free file gov   You may be able to take this credit if you have a qualifying child. Free file gov   A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Was under age 17 at the end of 2013. Free file gov 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). Free file gov Is a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizen, a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov national, or a resident alien. Free file gov Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013. Free file gov Lived with you more than half of 2013. Free file gov Temporary absences, such as for school, vacation, or medical care, count as time lived in the home. Free file gov Is claimed as a dependent on your return. Free file gov An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Free file gov An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Free file gov   See your form instructions for additional details. Free file gov Adoption credit. Free file gov   You may qualify to take a tax credit of up to $12,970 for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. Free file gov This amount may be allowed for the adoption of a child with special needs regardless of whether you have qualifying expenses. Free file gov To claim the adoption credit, file Form 8839, Qualified Adoption Expenses, with your Form 1040. Free file gov Earned income credit. Free file gov   You may qualify for an earned income credit of up to $3,250 if a child lived with you in the United States and your earned income and adjusted gross income were each less than $37,870 ($43,210 if married filing jointly). Free file gov If two children lived with you in the United States and your earned income and adjusted gross income were each less than $43,038 ($48,378 if married filing jointly), your credit could be as much as $5,372. Free file gov If three or more children lived with you in the United States and your earned income and adjusted gross income were each less than $46,227 ($51,567 if married filing jointly), your credit could be as much as $6,044. Free file gov If you do not have a qualifying child and your earned income and adjusted gross income were each less than $14,340 ($19,680 if married filing jointly), your credit could be as much as $487. Free file gov You cannot claim the earned income credit if your filing status is married filing separately. Free file gov    You and your spouse (if filing a joint return) and any qualifying child must have valid SSNs to claim this credit. Free file gov You cannot claim the credit using an ITIN. Free file gov If a social security card has a legend that says Not Valid for Employment and the number was issued so that you (or your spouse or your qualifying child) could receive a federally funded benefit, you cannot claim the earned income credit. Free file gov An example of a federally funded benefit is Medicaid. Free file gov If a card has this legend and the individual's immigration status has changed so that the individual is now a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizen or lawful permanent resident, ask the SSA to issue a new social security card without the legend. Free file gov Other information. Free file gov   There are other eligibility rules that are not discussed here. Free file gov For more information, get Publication 596, Earned Income Credit. Free file gov Nonresident Aliens You can claim some of the same credits that resident aliens can claim. Free file gov You can also report certain taxes you paid, are considered to have paid, or that were withheld from your income. Free file gov Credits Credits are allowed only if you receive effectively connected income. Free file gov You may be able to claim some of the following credits. Free file gov Foreign tax credit. Free file gov   If you receive foreign source income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States, you can claim a credit for any income taxes paid or accrued to any foreign country or U. Free file gov S. Free file gov possession on that income. Free file gov   If you do not have foreign source income effectively connected with a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov trade or business, you cannot claim credits against your U. Free file gov S. Free file gov tax for taxes paid or accrued to a foreign country or U. Free file gov S. Free file gov possession. Free file gov   You cannot take any credit for taxes imposed by a foreign country or U. Free file gov S. Free file gov possession on your U. Free file gov S. Free file gov source income if those taxes were imposed only because you are a citizen or resident of the foreign country or possession. Free file gov   If you claim a foreign tax credit, you generally will have to attach to your return a Form 1116. Free file gov See Publication 514 for more information. Free file gov Child and dependent care credit. Free file gov   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. Free file gov Generally, you must be able to claim an exemption for your dependent. Free file gov   Married nonresident aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return with a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizen or resident spouse as discussed in chapter 1, or if they qualify as certain married individuals living apart (see Joint Return Test in Publication 503). Free file gov   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 from the United States for that tax year. Free file gov Earned income generally means wages, salaries, and professional fees for personal services performed. Free file gov   For more information, get Publication 503. Free file gov Education credits. Free file gov   If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the year, you generally cannot claim the education credits. Free file gov However, if you are married and choose to file a joint return with a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizen or resident spouse as discussed in chapter 1, you may be eligible for these credits. Free file gov Retirement savings contributions credit. Free file gov   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. Free file gov 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. Free file gov Use Form 8880 to figure the credit. Free file gov For more information, see Publication 590. Free file gov Child tax credit. Free file gov   You may be able to take this credit if you have a qualifying child. Free file gov   A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Was under age 17 at the end of 2013. Free file gov 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). Free file gov Is a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizen, a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov national, or a resident alien. Free file gov Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013. Free file gov Lived with you more than half of 2013. Free file gov Temporary absences, such as for school, vacation, or medical care, count as time lived in the home. Free file gov Is claimed as a dependent on your return. Free file gov An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Free file gov An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Free file gov   See your form instructions for additional details. Free file gov Adoption credit. Free file gov   You may qualify to take a tax credit of up to $12,970 for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. Free file gov This amount may be allowed for the adoption of a child with special needs regardless of whether you have qualifying expenses. Free file gov To claim the adoption credit, file Form 8839 with your Form 1040NR. Free file gov   Married nonresident aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return with a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov 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). Free file gov Credit for prior year minimum tax. Free file gov   If you paid alternative minimum tax in a prior year, get Form 8801, Credit for Prior Year Minimum Tax—Individuals, Estates, and Trusts, to see if you qualify for this credit. Free file gov Earned income credit. Free file gov   If you are a nonresident alien for any part of the tax year, you generally cannot get the earned income credit. Free file gov However, if you are married and choose to file a joint return with a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizen or resident spouse as discussed in chapter 1, you may be eligible for the credit. Free file gov    You, your spouse, and any qualifying child must have valid SSNs to claim this credit. Free file gov You cannot claim the credit using an ITIN. Free file gov If a social security card has a legend that says Not Valid for Employment and the number was issued so that you (or your spouse or your qualifying child) could receive a federally funded benefit, you cannot claim the earned income credit. Free file gov An example of a federally funded benefit is Medicaid. Free file gov If a card has this legend and the individual's immigration status has changed so that the individual is now a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizen or lawful permanent resident, ask the SSA to issue a new social security card without the legend. Free file gov   See Publication 596 for more information on the credit. Free file gov Tax Withheld You can claim the tax withheld during the year as a payment against your U. Free file gov S. Free file gov tax. Free file gov You claim it on line 61 of Form 1040NR or on line 18 of Form 1040NR-EZ. Free file gov The tax withheld reduces any tax you owe with Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ. Free file gov Withholding from wages. Free file gov   Any federal income tax withheld from your wages during the tax year while you were a nonresident alien is allowed as a payment against your U. Free file gov S. Free file gov income tax liability for the same year. Free file gov You can claim the income tax withheld whether or not you were engaged in a trade or business in the United States during the year, and whether or not the wages (or any other income) were connected with a trade or business in the United States. Free file gov Excess social security tax withheld. Free file gov   If you have two or more employers, you may be able to claim a credit against your U. Free file gov S. Free file gov income tax liability for social security tax withheld in excess of the maximum required. Free file gov See Social Security and Medicare Taxes in chapter 8 for more information. Free file gov Additional Medicare Tax. Free file gov   Your employer is responsible for withholding the 0. Free file gov 9% Additional Medicare Tax on Medicare wages or RRTA compensation it pays to you in excess of $200,000 in 2013. Free file gov If you do not owe Additional Medicare Tax, you can claim a credit for any withheld Additional Medicare Tax against the total tax liability shown on your tax return by filing Form 8959. Free file gov Tax paid on undistributed long-term capital gains. Free file gov   If you are a shareholder in a mutual fund (or other regulated investment company) or real estate investment trust, you can claim a credit for your share of any taxes paid by the company on its undistributed long-term capital gains. Free file gov You will receive information on Form 2439, Notice to Shareholder of Undistributed Long-Term Capital Gains, which you must attach to your return. Free file gov Tax withheld at the source. Free file gov   You can claim as a payment any tax withheld at the source on investment and other fixed or determinable annual or periodic income paid to you. Free file gov Fixed or determinable income includes interest, dividend, rental, and royalty income that you do not claim to be effectively connected income. Free file gov Wage or salary payments can be fixed or determinable income to you, but usually are subject to withholding as discussed above. Free file gov Taxes on fixed or determinable income are withheld at a 30% rate or at a lower treaty rate. Free file gov Tax withheld on partnership income. Free file gov   If you are a foreign partner in a partnership, the partnership will withhold tax on your share of effectively connected taxable income from the partnership. Free file gov The partnership will give you a statement on Form 8805, Foreign Partner's Information Statement of Section 1446 Withholding Tax, showing the tax withheld. Free file gov A partnership that is publicly traded may withhold on your actual distributions of effectively connected income. Free file gov In this case, the partnership will give you a statement on Form 1042-S. Free file gov Claim the tax withheld as a payment on line 61b or 61d of Form 1040NR, as appropriate. Free file gov Claiming tax withheld on your return. Free file gov   When you fill out your tax return, take extra care to enter the correct amount of any tax withheld shown on your information documents. Free file gov The following table lists some of the more common information documents and shows where to find the amount of tax withheld. Free file gov Form number Location  of tax  withheld RRB-1042S Box 12 SSA-1042S Box 9 W-2 Box 2 W-2c Box 2 1042-S Box 9 8805 Line 10 8288-A Box 2 Bona Fide Residents of American Samoa or Puerto Rico If you are a nonresident alien who is a bona fide resident of American Samoa or Puerto Rico for the entire tax year, you generally are taxed the same as resident aliens. Free file gov You should file Form 1040 and report all income from sources both in and outside the United States. Free file gov However, you can exclude the income discussed in the following paragraphs. Free file gov For tax purposes other than reporting income, however, you will be treated as a nonresident alien. Free file gov For example, you are not allowed the standard deduction, you cannot file a joint return, and you are not allowed a deduction for a dependent unless that person is a citizen or national of the United States. Free file gov There are also limits on what deductions and credits are allowed. Free file gov See Nonresident Aliens under Deductions , Itemized Deductions , and Tax Credits and Payments in this chapter. Free file gov Residents of Puerto Rico. Free file gov   If you are a bona fide resident of Puerto Rico for the entire year, you can exclude from gross income all income from sources in Puerto Rico (other than amounts for services performed as an employee of the United States or any of its agencies). Free file gov   If you report income on a calendar year basis and you do not have wages subject to withholding, file your return and pay your tax by June 15. Free file gov You must also make your first payment of estimated tax by June 15. Free file gov You cannot file a joint income tax return or make joint payments of estimated tax. Free file gov However, if you are married to a U. Free file gov S. Free file gov citizen or resident, see Nonresident Spouse Treated as a Resident in chapter 1. Free file gov   If you earn wages subject to withholding, your U. Free file gov S. Free file gov income tax return is due by April 15. Free file gov Your first payment of estimated tax is also due by April 15. Free file gov For information on withholding and estimated tax, see chapter 8 . Free file gov Residents of American Samoa. Free file gov   If you are a bona fide resident of American Samoa for the entire year, you can exclude from gross income all income from sources in American Samoa (other than amounts for services performed as an employee of the U. Free file gov S. Free file gov government or any of its agencies). Free file gov An employee of the American Samoan government is not considered an employee of the U. Free file gov S. Free file gov government or any of its agencies for purposes of the exclusion. Free file gov For more information about this exclusion, get Form 4563 and Publication 570, Tax Guide for Individuals With Income From U. Free file gov S. Free file gov Possessions. Free file gov Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications