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Hr block free efile Publication 901 - Main Content Table of Contents Application of Treaties Tax Exemptions Provided by TreatiesPersonal Services Income Professors, Teachers, and Researchers Students and Apprentices Wages and Pensions Paid by a Foreign Government Explanation of TablesTable 1 Table 2 Table 3 Application of Treaties The United States has income tax treaties with a number of foreign countries. Hr block free efile Under these treaties, residents (not necessarily citizens) of foreign countries are taxed at a reduced rate, or are exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income taxes on certain items of income they receive from sources within the United States. Hr block free efile These reduced rates and exemptions vary among countries and specific items of income. Hr block free efile If there is no treaty between your country and the United States, you must pay tax on the income in the same way and at the same rates shown in the instructions for Form 1040NR. Hr block free efile Also see Publication 519. Hr block free efile Many of the individual states of the United States tax the income of their residents. Hr block free efile Therefore, you should consult the tax authorities of the state in which you live to find out if that state taxes the income of individuals and, if so, whether the tax applies to any of your income. Hr block free efile Tax treaties reduce the U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile taxes of residents of foreign countries. Hr block free efile With certain exceptions, they do not reduce the U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile taxes of U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile citizens or residents. Hr block free efile U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile citizens and residents are subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax on their worldwide income. Hr block free efile Treaty provisions generally are reciprocal (apply to both treaty countries); therefore, a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile citizen or resident who receives income from a treaty country may refer to the tables in this publication to see if a tax treaty might affect the tax to be paid to that foreign country. Hr block free efile Foreign taxing authorities sometimes require certification from the U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile Government that an applicant filed an income tax return as a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile citizen or resident, as part of the proof of entitlement to the treaty benefits. Hr block free efile See Form 8802, Application for United States Residency Certification, to request a certification. Hr block free efile Disclosure of a treaty-based position that reduces your tax. Hr block free efile   If you take the position that any U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax is overruled or otherwise reduced by a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile treaty (a treaty-based position), you generally must disclose that position on Form 8833 and attach it to your return. Hr block free efile If you are not required to file a return because of your treaty-based position, you must file a return anyway to report your position. Hr block free efile The filing of Form 8833 does not apply to a reduced rate of withholding tax on noneffectively connected income, such as dividends, interest, rents or royalties, or to a reduced rate of tax on pay received for services performed as an employee, including pensions, annuities, and social security. Hr block free efile For more information, see Publication 519 and the Form 8833 instructions. Hr block free efile   If you fail to file Form 8833, you may have to pay a $1,000 penalty. Hr block free efile Corporations are subject to a $10,000 penalty for each failure. Hr block free efile Tax Exemptions Provided by Treaties In addition to the tables in the back of this publication, this publication contains discussions of the exemptions from tax and certain other effects of the tax treaties on the following types of income. Hr block free efile Pay for certain personal services performed in the United States. Hr block free efile Pay of a professor, teacher, or researcher who teaches or performs research in the United States for a limited time. Hr block free efile Amounts received for maintenance and studies by a foreign student or apprentice who is here for study or experience. Hr block free efile Wages, salaries, and pensions paid by a foreign government. Hr block free efile Personal Services Income Pay for certain personal services performed in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if you are a resident of one of the countries discussed below, if you are in the United States for a limited number of days, and if you meet certain other conditions. Hr block free efile For this purpose, the word “day” means a day during any part of which you are physically present in the United States. Hr block free efile Terms defined. Hr block free efile   Several terms appear in many of the discussions that follow. Hr block free efile The exact meanings of the terms are determined by the particular tax treaty under discussion; thus, the meanings vary among treaties. Hr block free efile The definitions that follow are, therefore, general definitions that may not give the exact meaning intended by a particular treaty. Hr block free efile   The terms fixed base and permanent establishment generally mean a fixed place of business, such as a place of management, a branch, an office, a factory, a warehouse, or a mining site, through which an enterprise carries on its business. Hr block free efile   The term borne by generally means having ultimate financial accounting responsibility for, or providing the monetary resources for, an expenditure or payment, even if another entity in another location actually made the expenditure or payment. Hr block free efile Australia Income that residents of Australia receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States during the tax year is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are in the United States for no more than 183 days during the tax year, and Do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for the purpose of performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxed on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Pay that residents of Australia receive for labor or personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services), including services as a director of a company, is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if: The residents are in the United States for no more than 183 days during the tax year, The pay is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer or company that is not a resident of the United States, and The pay is not deductible in determining the taxable income of the trade or business of the employer (or company) in the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television entertainers, musicians, and athletes) from Australia who earn more than $10,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the tax year. Hr block free efile Austria Income that residents of Austria receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if they do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxed on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Austria receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet the following requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television entertainers, musicians, and athletes) from Austria who earn more than $20,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the tax year. Hr block free efile Income received by a resident of Austria for services performed as an employee and member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax. Hr block free efile Bangladesh Income that residents of Bangladesh receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States during the tax year is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year, or Do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for the purpose of performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxed on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Bangladesh receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet the following requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to pubic entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television entertainers, musicians, and athletes) from Bangladesh who earn more than $10,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the tax year. Hr block free efile Regardless of these limits, income of Bangladesh entertainers is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if their visit to the United States is wholly or mainly supported by public funds of Bangladesh, its political subdivisions, or local authorities. Hr block free efile Income received from employment as a member of the regular complement of a ship or an aircraft operated by a Bangladesh enterprise in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile If the ship or aircraft is operated by a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile enterprise, the income is subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile If the resident of Bangladesh is a shareholder in a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile corporation, these exemptions do not apply to directors' fees received as a member of the board of directors of the U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile corporation. Hr block free efile The amount received by the shareholder that is more than the amount paid to a director that is not a shareholder is subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax at the rate of 15%. Hr block free efile Barbados Income that residents of Barbados receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States during the tax year is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are in the United States for no more than 89 days during the tax year, Earn net income for independent services provided to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile residents that is not more than $5,000 (there is no dollar limit if the contractors are not U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile residents), and Do not have a regular base available in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a regular base available in the United States but otherwise meet the conditions for exemption, they are taxed only on the income attributable to the regular base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Barbados receive for personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if the residents meet four requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days during the calendar year. Hr block free efile The income earned in the calendar year in the United States is not more than $5,000. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by or for an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile The income is not borne by a permanent establishment or regular base of the employer in the United States. Hr block free efile Income of a Barbadian resident from employment as a member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to Barbadian resident public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes) who receive gross receipts of more than $250 per day or $4,000 in the tax year, not including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States. Hr block free efile However, the exemptions do apply regardless of these limits on gross receipts if the entertainer's visit to the United States is substantially supported by Barbadian public funds or if the entertainer's services are provided to a nonprofit organization. Hr block free efile Belgium Income that residents of Belgium receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals are subject to the provisions of Article 7 (Business Profits) of the treaty. Hr block free efile Under that provision, business profits are exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax unless the individual has a permanent establishment in the United States. Hr block free efile If they have a permanent establishment in the United States, they are taxed on the profit attributable to the permanent establishment. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Belgium receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet the following requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Belgium for services performed in the United States as a member of the board of directors of a company that is a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile Public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes) from Belgium who earn more than $20,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the tax year are subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile Income received by a resident of Belgium for services performed as an employee and member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax. Hr block free efile Bulgaria Income that residents of Bulgaria receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals is subject to the provisions of Article 7 (Business Profits) of the treaty. Hr block free efile Under that provision, business profits are exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax unless the individual has a permanent establishment in the United States. Hr block free efile If they have a permanent establishment in the United States, they are taxed on the profit attributable to the permanent establishment. Hr block free efile Under Article 5 (Permanent Establishment), you may be considered to provide services through a permanent establishment in the United States even if you do not have a fixed place of business. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Bulgaria receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet the following requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Bulgaria as a member of the board of directors of a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile company. Hr block free efile Public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes) from Bulgaria who earn more than $15,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the tax year are subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile Income received by a resident of Bulgaria for services performed as an employee and member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax. Hr block free efile Canada Income that residents of Canada receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals is subject to the provisions of Article VII (Business Profits) of the treaty. Hr block free efile Under that provision, business profits are exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax unless the individual has a permanent establishment in the United States. Hr block free efile If they have a permanent establishment in the United States, they are taxed on the profit attributable to the permanent establishment. Hr block free efile Under Article V (Permanent Establishment), you may be considered to provide services through a permanent establishment in the United States even if you do not have a fixed place of business. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Canada receive for personal services performed as employees (dependent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if it is not more than $10,000 for the year. Hr block free efile If the income is more than $10,000 for the year, it is exempt only if: The residents are present in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year, and The income is not paid by, or on behalf of, a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident, and is not borne by a permanent establishment in the United States. Hr block free efile Public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes) from Canada who derive more than $15,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the calendar year are subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile However, this article does not apply to athletes participating in team sports in leagues with regularly scheduled games in both Canada and the United States. Hr block free efile Pay received by a resident of Canada for employment regularly done in more than one country on a ship, aircraft, motor vehicle, or train operated by a Canadian resident is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile China, People's Republic of Income that residents of the People's Republic of China receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) that they perform during the tax year in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are present in the United States for no more than 183 days in the calendar year, and Do not have a fixed base regularly available in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxable on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Pay received by residents of the People's Republic of China for services performed as employees (dependent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if: The residents are present in the United States for no more than 183 days in the calendar year, The pay is paid by or for an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident, and The pay is not borne by a permanent establishment or fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to directors' fees for service on the board of directors of a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile corporation. Hr block free efile These exemptions generally do not apply to income received as a public entertainer (such as a theater, motion picture, radio, or television artist, musician, or athlete). Hr block free efile However, income of athletes or public entertainers from China participating in a cultural exchange program agreed upon by the U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile and Chinese governments is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile Commonwealth of Independent States Income that residents of a C. Hr block free efile I. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile member receive for performing personal services in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if those residents are in the United States for no more than 183 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile Pay received by an employee who is a member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic by a C. Hr block free efile I. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile member or a resident of a C. Hr block free efile I. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile member is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile Cyprus Income that residents of Cyprus receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States during the tax year is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are present in the United States for less than 183 days in the tax year, and Do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxable on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Pay received by residents of Cyprus from services performed as employees (dependent personal services), including services as an officer of a corporation, is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if: The residents are in the United States for less than 183 days during the tax year, The pay is paid by or for an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident, and The pay is not borne by a permanent establishment, fixed base, or trade or business that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile Pay received by a Cyprus resident for performing personal services as an employee and member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic by a resident of Cyprus is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to Cyprus resident public entertainers (theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes) who receive gross receipts of more than $500 per day or $5,000 for the tax year, not including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States. Hr block free efile Directors' fees received by residents of Cyprus for service on the board of directors of a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile corporation are exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax to the extent of a reasonable fixed amount payable to all directors for each day of attendance at directors' meetings held in the United States. Hr block free efile Czech Republic Income that residents of the Czech Republic receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are present in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period, and Do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available, they are taxed only on income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of the Czech Republic receive for employment in the United States (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the following three requirements are met. Hr block free efile The resident is present in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period. Hr block free efile The income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile The income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to income residents of the Czech Republic receive as public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, or musicians) or sportsmen if their gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, are more than $20,000 during the tax year. Hr block free efile Regardless of these limits, income of Czech entertainers and sportsmen is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if their visit to the United States is substantially supported by public funds of the Czech Republic, its political subdivisions, or local authorities, or the visit is made pursuant to a specific arrangement between the United States and the Czech Republic. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of the Czech Republic as a member of the board of directors of a company that is a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile Income from employment as a member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated by a Czech enterprise in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax. Hr block free efile If the ship or aircraft is operated by a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile enterprise, the income is subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile Denmark Income that residents of Denmark receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if they do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxed on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Denmark receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet the following requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Denmark as a member of the board of directors of a company that is a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, and athletes) from Denmark who earn more than $20,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the tax year. Hr block free efile Income received by a resident of Denmark for services performed as an employee and member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax. Hr block free efile Egypt Income that residents of Egypt receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or as self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States during the tax year is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if they are in the United States for no more than 89 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Egypt receive for labor or personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services), including income for services performed by an officer of a corporation or company, is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet four requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 89 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile They are employees of a resident of, or a permanent establishment in, Egypt. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile Their income is subject to Egyptian tax. Hr block free efile This exemption does not apply to pay received by a resident of Egypt who is an employee and member of the regular complement of a ship or an aircraft operated in international traffic by a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to Egyptian resident public entertainers (theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes), who earn income for services as public entertainers if the gross amount of the income is more than $400 for each day they are in the United States performing the services. Hr block free efile Estonia Income that residents of Estonia receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year, and Do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available, they are taxed on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Estonia receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the following requirements are met. Hr block free efile The resident is in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile The income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile The income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Estonia as a member of the board of directors or similar body of a company that is a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Pay received for employment as a member of the regular complement of a ship or an aircraft operated in international traffic by a United States enterprise is subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to income residents of Estonia receive as public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, or musicians) or sportsmen if their gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, are more than $20,000 for their personal activities in the United States during the tax year. Hr block free efile Regardless of these limits, income of Estonian entertainers or athletes is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if their visit to the United States is wholly or mainly supported by public funds of Estonia, its political subdivisions, or local authorities. Hr block free efile Finland Income that residents of Finland receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if they do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxed on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Finland receive for labor or personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet three requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days during any 12-month period. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment, fixed base, or trade or business that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to pay received by a resident of Finland who is an employee and member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic by a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to income residents of Finland receive as public entertainers or sportsmen if the gross income, including reimbursed expenses, is more than $20,000 for their personal activities in the United States during the calendar year. Hr block free efile France Income that residents of France receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if they do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxed on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of France receive for labor or personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet three requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile Income for services performed by a resident of France as an employee and member of the regular complement of a ship or an aircraft operated in international traffic is exempt from tax in the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, or musicians), or sportsmen from France who earn more than $10,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the tax year. Hr block free efile Regardless of these limits, income of French entertainers or sportsmen is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if their visit is principally supported by public funds of France. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of France as a member of the board of directors of a company that is a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile Germany Income that residents of Germany receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals are subject to the provisions of Article 7 (Business Profits) of the treaty. Hr block free efile Under that provision, business profits are exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax unless the individual has a permanent establishment in the United States. Hr block free efile If they have a permanent establishment in the United States, they are taxed on the profit attributable to the permanent establishment. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Germany receive for labor or personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if the residents meet three requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days during the calendar year. Hr block free efile The income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile The income is not borne by a permanent establishment that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile Pay received by a resident of Germany for services performed as an employee and member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to directors' fees and other similar payments received by a resident of Germany for services performed in the United States as a member of the board of directors of a company resident in the United States. Hr block free efile Income residents of Germany receive as public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, or musicians) or athletes is subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if their gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States are more than $20,000 during the calendar year. Hr block free efile Income of German entertainers or athletes is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if their visit to the United States is substantially supported by public funds of Germany, its political subdivisions, or local authorities. Hr block free efile Greece Income that residents of Greece receive for labor or personal services (including practicing liberal and artistic professions) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if they are in the United States for no more than 183 days during the tax year and the pay is not more than $10,000. Hr block free efile The pay, regardless of amount, is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if it is for labor or personal services performed as employees of, or under contract with, a resident of Greece or a Greek corporation or other entity of Greece, and if the residents are in the United States for no more than 183 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile Hungary Income that residents of Hungary receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States during the tax year is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if the residents: Are in the United States for no more than 183 days during the tax year, and Do not have a fixed base regularly available in the United States. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxed on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Hungary receive for labor or personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet three requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by or on behalf of an employer who is not a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile Pay received by an employee who is a member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated by a Hungarian enterprise in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile If the ship or aircraft is operated by a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile enterprise, the pay is subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile Iceland Income that residents of Iceland receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals is subject to the provisions of Article 7 (Business Profits) of the treaty. Hr block free efile Under that provision, business profits are exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax unless the individual has a permanent establishment in the United States. Hr block free efile If they have a permanent establishment in the United States, they are taxed on the profit attributable to the permanent establishment. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Iceland receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet the following requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Iceland as a member of the board of directors of a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile company. Hr block free efile Public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes) from Iceland who earn more than $20,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the tax year are subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile Income received by a resident of Iceland for services performed as an employee and member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax. Hr block free efile India Income that residents of India receive for performing personal services in the United States during the tax year as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are present in the United States for no more than 89 days during the tax year, and Do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available, they are taxed only on income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of India receive for personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet three requirements. Hr block free efile They are present in the United States for no more than 183 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile The income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile The income is not borne by a permanent establishment, fixed base, or trade or business the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to pay received by a resident of India for services performed as an employee aboard a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic by a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile enterprise. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by an Indian resident as a member of the board of directors of a company that is a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to income residents of India receive as public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, or musicians) or athletes if their net income is more than $1,500 during the tax year for their entertainment activities in the United States. Hr block free efile Regardless of this limit, the income of Indian entertainers and athletes is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if their visit to the United States is wholly or substantially supported from the public funds of the Indian Government, its political subdivisions, or local authorities. Hr block free efile Indonesia Income that residents of Indonesia receive for performing personal services as individual contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States during the tax year is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are present in the United States for no more than 119 days during any consecutive 12-month period, and Do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available, they are taxed only on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Indonesia receive for personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet three requirements. Hr block free efile They are present in the United States no more than 119 days during any consecutive 12-month period. Hr block free efile The income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile The income is not borne or reimbursed by a permanent establishment the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile Pay received by an individual for services performed as an employee aboard a ship or aircraft operated by an Indonesian resident in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if the individual is a member of the regular complement of the ship or aircraft. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to income residents of Indonesia receive as public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, or musicians) or athletes if their gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, are more than $2,000 during any consecutive 12-month period. Hr block free efile Regardless of these limits, income of Indonesian entertainers and athletes is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if their visit to the United States is substantially supported or sponsored by the Indonesian Government and the Indonesian competent authority certifies that the entertainers or athletes qualify for this exemption. Hr block free efile Ireland Income that residents of Ireland receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if they do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxed on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Ireland receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet the following requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Ireland as a member of the board of directors of a company that is a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile However, amounts received for attending meetings in Ireland are not subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax. Hr block free efile Income received by a resident of Ireland for services performed as an employee and member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television entertainers, musicians, and athletes) from Ireland who earn more than $20,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the tax year. Hr block free efile Israel Income that residents of Israel receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or as self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States during the tax year is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if they are in the United States for no more than 182 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Israel receive for labor or personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services), including income for services performed by an officer of a corporation or company, is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet four requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 182 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile They are employees of a resident of, or a permanent establishment in, Israel. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile Their income is subject to Israeli tax. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to pay received by an employee for labor or personal services performed as a member of the regular complement of a ship or an aircraft operated in international traffic by a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to income that residents of Israel receive as public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes), if the gross amount of the income is more than $400 for each day they are in the United States performing the services. Hr block free efile Italy Income that residents of Italy receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if they do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxed on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Italy receive for labor or personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the following requirements are met. Hr block free efile The residents are in the United States for no more than 183 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile The income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile The income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Italy for services performed in the United States as a member of the board of directors of a company that is a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Pay received for employment regularly exercised aboard a ship or aircraft operated by a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile enterprise is subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to income residents of Italy receive as public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes) if they are present in the United States for more than 90 days during the tax year or their gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, are more than $20,000 during the tax year for their entertainment activities in the United States. Hr block free efile Jamaica Income that residents of Jamaica receive for the performance of personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States during the tax year is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are in the United States for no more than 89 days during the tax year, Do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing their services, and Earn net income for those services that is not more than $5,000 during the tax year if the income is from a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile contractor. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxed only on the income that is attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile There is no dollar limit for condition (3) if the contractor is from a country other than the United States. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Jamaica receive for personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet four requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by or for an employer who is not a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile Their net income received for the services is not more than $5,000 during the tax year. Hr block free efile Pay received from employment as a member of the regular complement of a ship or an aircraft operated in international traffic by a Jamaican enterprise is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile If the ship or aircraft is operated by a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile enterprise, the pay is subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to income that residents of Jamaica receive for performing services in the United States as entertainers, such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes, if the gross receipts (excluding reimbursements for expenses) from the services are more than $400 a day or $5,000 for the tax year. Hr block free efile Directors' fees received by residents of Jamaica for services performed in the United States as members of boards of directors of U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile corporations are exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if the fees (excluding reimbursed expenses) are not more than $400 per day for each day the directors are present in the United States to perform the services. Hr block free efile Japan Income that residents of Japan receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals is subject to the provisions of Article 7 (business profits) of the treaty. Hr block free efile Under that provision, business profits are exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax unless the individual has a permanent establishment in the United States. Hr block free efile If they have a permanent establishment in the United States, they are taxed on the profits attributable to the permanent establishment. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Japan receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet the following requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Japan for services performed as a member of the board of directors of a company that is a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to a resident of Japan who performs services as an employee aboard a ship or an aircraft operated in international traffic by a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes) from Japan who earn more than $10,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the tax year are subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile Kazakhstan Income that residents of Kazakhstan receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if: The residents are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any consecutive 12-month period, and The income is not attributable to a fixed base in the United States which is regularly available to the residents. Hr block free efile If the residents have a fixed base available, they are taxed only on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Kazakhstan receive for employment in the United States (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the following three requirements are met. Hr block free efile The resident is in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period. Hr block free efile The income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile The income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile Income derived by a resident of Kazakhstan from employment as a member of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Kazakhstan as a member of the board of directors or similar body of a company that is a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Korea, South Income that residents of South Korea receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States during the tax year is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if the residents: Are in the United States for no more than 182 days during the tax year, Earn income for those services that is not more than $3,000 during the tax year, and Do not maintain a fixed base in the United States for more than 182 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile If they maintain a fixed base in the United States for more than 182 days, they are taxed on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Korea receive for labor or personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services), including pay for services performed as an officer of a corporation, is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if the residents meet four requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 182 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile They are employees of a resident of Korea or of a permanent establishment maintained in Korea. Hr block free efile Their compensation is not borne by a permanent establishment that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile Their income for those services is not more than $3,000. Hr block free efile Pay received by employees who are members of the regular complement of a ship or aircraft operated by a resident of Korea in international traffic is exempt. Hr block free efile Latvia Income that residents of Latvia receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year, and Do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available, they are taxed only on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Latvia receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the following requirements are met. Hr block free efile The resident is in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile The income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile The income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to pay received for employment as a member of the regular complement of a ship or an aircraft operated in international traffic by a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile enterprise. Hr block free efile The exemptions do not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Latvia as a member of the board of directors or similar body of a company that is a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile The exemptions do not apply to income residents of Latvia receive as public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, or musicians) or sportsmen if their gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, are more than $20,000 for their personal activities in the United States during the tax year. Hr block free efile Regardless of these limits, income of Latvian entertainers or athletes is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if their visit to the United States is wholly or mainly supported by public funds of Latvia, its political subdivisions, or local authorities. Hr block free efile Lithuania Income that residents of Lithuania receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year, and Do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available, they are taxed only on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Lithuania receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the following requirements are met. Hr block free efile The resident is in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile The income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile The income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to pay received for employment as a member of the regular complement of a ship or an aircraft operated in international traffic by a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile enterprise. Hr block free efile The exemptions do not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Lithuania as a member of the board of directors or similar body of a company that is a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile The exemptions do not apply to income residents of Lithuania receive as public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, or musicians) or sportsmen if their gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, are more than $20,000 for their personal activities in the United States during the tax year. Hr block free efile Regardless of these limits, income of Lithuanian entertainers or athletes is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if their visit to the United States is wholly or mainly supported by public funds of Lithuania, its political subdivisions, or local authorities. Hr block free efile Luxembourg Income that residents of Luxembourg receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if they do not have a fixed base regularly available to them in the United States for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available in the United States, they are taxed on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Luxembourg receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet the following requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment or a fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to pay received for employment exercised continuously or predominantly aboard a ship or aircraft operated in international traffic by a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile enterprise. Hr block free efile The exemptions do not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Luxembourg for services performed in the United States as a member of the board of directors of a company that is a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile The exemptions do not apply to public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes) from Luxembourg who earn more than $10,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the tax year. Hr block free efile Malta Income that residents of Malta receive for personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals is subject to the provisions of Article 7 (Business Profits) of the treaty. Hr block free efile Under that provision, business profits are exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax unless the individual has a permanent establishment in the United States. Hr block free efile If they have a permanent establishment in the United States, they are taxed on the profits attributable to the permanent establishment. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Malta receive for services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet the following requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for no more than 183 days in any 12-month period beginning or ending in the tax year. Hr block free efile Their income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile The exemption does not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Malta for services performed in the United States as a member of the board of directors of a company that is a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile Public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, musicians, or athletes) from Malta who earn more than $20,000 in gross receipts, including reimbursed expenses, from their entertainment activities in the United States during the tax year are subject to U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax. Hr block free efile Income received by a resident of Malta for employment aboard a ship or an aircraft operated in international traffic is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the individual is a member of the regular complement of the ship or aircraft. Hr block free efile Mexico Income that residents of Mexico receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are in the United States for no more than 182 days in a 12-month period, and Do not have a fixed base that they regularly use for performing the services. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base available, they are taxed only on income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Mexico receive for employment in the United States (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if the following three requirements are met. Hr block free efile The resident is present in the United States for no more than 183 days in a 12-month period. Hr block free efile The income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a resident of the United States. Hr block free efile The income is not borne by a permanent establishment or fixed base that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to directors' fees and similar payments received by a resident of Mexico for services performed outside Mexico as a director or overseer of a company that is a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to income residents of Mexico receive as public entertainers (such as theater, motion picture, radio, or television artists, or musicians) or athletes if the income, including reimbursed expenses, is more than $3,000 during the tax year for their entertainment activities in the United States. Hr block free efile This includes income from activities performed in the United States relating to the entertainer or athlete's reputation, such as endorsements of commercial products. Hr block free efile Regardless of this limit, the income of Mexican entertainers and athletes is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile tax if their visit to the United States is substantially supported by public funds of Mexico, its political subdivisions, or local authorities. Hr block free efile Morocco Income that residents of Morocco receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or as self-employed persons (independent personal services) in the United States during the tax year is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents: Are in the United States for no more than 182 days during the tax year, Do not maintain a fixed base in the United States for more than 89 days during the tax year, and Earn total income for those services that is not more than $5,000. Hr block free efile If they have a fixed base in the United States for more than 89 days, they are taxed only on the income attributable to the fixed base. Hr block free efile Income that residents of Morocco receive for labor or personal services performed in the United States as employees (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the residents meet three requirements. Hr block free efile They are in the United States for less than 183 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile They are employees of a resident of Morocco or of a permanent establishment of a resident of a country other than Morocco if the permanent establishment is located in Morocco. Hr block free efile Their income is not borne by a permanent establishment that the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile Compensation received for services performed by a member of the board of directors of a corporation does not qualify for this exemption. Hr block free efile Income received by an individual for performing labor or personal services as an employee aboard a ship or an aircraft operated in international traffic by a Moroccan resident is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the individual is a member of the regular complement of the ship or aircraft. Hr block free efile These exemptions do not apply to income received for services performed in the United States by professional entertainers, including theater, film, radio, and television performers, musicians, and athletes, unless the services are performed by, or for the account of, a Moroccan nonprofit organization. Hr block free efile Netherlands Income that residents of the Netherlands receive for performing personal services as independent contractors or self-employed individuals (independent personal services) in the United States is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the income is not attributable to a fixed base in the United States that is regularly available for performing the services. Hr block free efile Income that residents of the Netherlands receive for employment in the United States (dependent personal services) is exempt from U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile income tax if the following three requirements are met. Hr block free efile The resident is in the United States for no more than 183 days during the tax year. Hr block free efile The income is paid by, or on behalf of, an employer who is not a U. Hr block free efile S. Hr block free efile resident. Hr block free efile The income is not borne by a permanent establishment or fixed base the employer has in the United States. Hr block free efile Income received by a Netherlands resident for employment as a member of the regular complement of a ship or
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Hr block free efile 3. Hr block free efile   Rent Expense Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: RentConditional sales contract. Hr block free efile Leveraged leases. Hr block free efile Leveraged leases of limited-use property. Hr block free efile Taxes on Leased Property Cost of Getting a Lease Improvements by Lessee Capitalizing Rent Expenses Introduction This chapter discusses the tax treatment of rent or lease payments you make for property you use in your business but do not own. Hr block free efile It also discusses how to treat other kinds of payments you make that are related to your use of this property. Hr block free efile These include payments you make for taxes on the property. Hr block free efile Topics - This chapter discusses: The definition of rent Taxes on leased property The cost of getting a lease Improvements by the lessee Capitalizing rent expenses Rent Rent is any amount you pay for the use of property you do not own. Hr block free efile In general, you can deduct rent as an expense only if the rent is for property you use in your trade or business. Hr block free efile If you have or will receive equity in or title to the property, the rent is not deductible. Hr block free efile Unreasonable rent. Hr block free efile   You cannot take a rental deduction for unreasonable rent. Hr block free efile Ordinarily, the issue of reasonableness arises only if you and the lessor are related. Hr block free efile Rent paid to a related person is reasonable if it is the same amount you would pay to a stranger for use of the same property. Hr block free efile Rent is not unreasonable just because it is figured as a percentage of gross sales. Hr block free efile For examples of related persons, see Related persons in chapter 2, Publication 544. Hr block free efile Rent on your home. Hr block free efile   If you rent your home and use part of it as your place of business, you may be able to deduct the rent you pay for that part. Hr block free efile You must meet the requirements for business use of your home. Hr block free efile For more information, see Business use of your home in chapter 1. Hr block free efile Rent paid in advance. Hr block free efile   Generally, rent paid in your trade or business is deductible in the year paid or accrued. Hr block free efile If you pay rent in advance, you can deduct only the amount that applies to your use of the rented property during the tax year. Hr block free efile You can deduct the rest of your payment only over the period to which it applies. Hr block free efile Example 1. Hr block free efile You are a calendar year taxpayer and you leased a building for 5 years beginning July 1. Hr block free efile Your rent is $12,000 per year. Hr block free efile You paid the first year's rent ($12,000) on June 30. Hr block free efile You can deduct only $6,000 (6/12 × $12,000) for the rent that applies to the first year. Hr block free efile Example 2. Hr block free efile You are a calendar year taxpayer. Hr block free efile Last January you leased property for 3 years for $6,000 a year. Hr block free efile You paid the full $18,000 (3 × $6,000) during the first year of the lease. Hr block free efile Each year you can deduct only $6,000, the part of the lease that applies to that year. Hr block free efile Canceling a lease. Hr block free efile   You generally can deduct as rent an amount you pay to cancel a business lease. Hr block free efile Lease or purchase. Hr block free efile   There may be instances in which you must determine whether your payments are for rent or for the purchase of the property. Hr block free efile You must first determine whether your agreement is a lease or a conditional sales contract. Hr block free efile Payments made under a conditional sales contract are not deductible as rent expense. Hr block free efile Conditional sales contract. Hr block free efile   Whether an agreement is a conditional sales contract depends on the intent of the parties. Hr block free efile Determine intent based on the provisions of the agreement and the facts and circumstances that exist when you make the agreement. Hr block free efile No single test, or special combination of tests, always applies. Hr block free efile However, in general, an agreement may be considered a conditional sales contract rather than a lease if any of the following is true. Hr block free efile The agreement applies part of each payment toward an equity interest you will receive. Hr block free efile You get title to the property after you make a stated amount of required payments. Hr block free efile The amount you must pay to use the property for a short time is a large part of the amount you would pay to get title to the property. Hr block free efile You pay much more than the current fair rental value of the property. Hr block free efile You have an option to buy the property at a nominal price compared to the value of the property when you may exercise the option. Hr block free efile Determine this value when you make the agreement. Hr block free efile You have an option to buy the property at a nominal price compared to the total amount you have to pay under the agreement. Hr block free efile The agreement designates part of the payments as interest, or that part is easy to recognize as interest. Hr block free efile Leveraged leases. Hr block free efile   Leveraged lease transactions may not be considered leases. Hr block free efile Leveraged leases generally involve three parties: a lessor, a lessee, and a lender to the lessor. Hr block free efile Usually the lease term covers a large part of the useful life of the leased property, and the lessee's payments to the lessor are enough to cover the lessor's payments to the lender. Hr block free efile   If you plan to take part in what appears to be a leveraged lease, you may want to get an advance ruling. Hr block free efile Revenue Procedure 2001-28 on page 1156 of Internal Revenue Bulletin 2001-19 contains the guidelines the IRS will use to determine if a leveraged lease is a lease for federal income tax purposes. Hr block free efile Revenue Procedure 2001-29 on page 1160 of the same Internal Revenue Bulletin provides the information required to be furnished in a request for an advance ruling on a leveraged lease transaction. Hr block free efile Internal Revenue Bulletin 2001-19 is available at www. Hr block free efile irs. Hr block free efile gov/pub/irs-irbs/irb01-19. Hr block free efile pdf. Hr block free efile   In general, Revenue Procedure 2001-28 provides that, for advance ruling purposes only, the IRS will consider the lessor in a leveraged lease transaction to be the owner of the property and the transaction to be a valid lease if all the factors in the revenue procedure are met, including the following. Hr block free efile The lessor must maintain a minimum unconditional “at risk” equity investment in the property (at least 20% of the cost of the property) during the entire lease term. Hr block free efile The lessee may not have a contractual right to buy the property from the lessor at less than fair market value when the right is exercised. Hr block free efile The lessee may not invest in the property, except as provided by Revenue Procedure 2001-28. Hr block free efile The lessee may not lend any money to the lessor to buy the property or guarantee the loan used by the lessor to buy the property. Hr block free efile The lessor must show that it expects to receive a profit apart from the tax deductions, allowances, credits, and other tax attributes. Hr block free efile   The IRS may charge you a user fee for issuing a tax ruling. Hr block free efile For more information, see Revenue Procedure 2014-1 available at  www. Hr block free efile irs. Hr block free efile gov/irb/2014-1_IRB/ar05. Hr block free efile html. Hr block free efile Leveraged leases of limited-use property. Hr block free efile   The IRS will not issue advance rulings on leveraged leases of so-called limited-use property. Hr block free efile Limited-use property is property not expected to be either useful to or usable by a lessor at the end of the lease term except for continued leasing or transfer to a lessee. Hr block free efile See Revenue Procedure 2001-28 for examples of limited-use property and property that is not limited-use property. Hr block free efile Leases over $250,000. Hr block free efile   Special rules are provided for certain leases of tangible property. Hr block free efile The rules apply if the lease calls for total payments of more than $250,000 and any of the following apply. Hr block free efile Rents increase during the lease. Hr block free efile Rents decrease during the lease. Hr block free efile Rents are deferred (rent is payable after the end of the calendar year following the calendar year in which the use occurs and the rent is allocated). Hr block free efile Rents are prepaid (rent is payable before the end of the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which the use occurs and the rent is allocated). Hr block free efile These rules do not apply if your lease specifies equal amounts of rent for each month in the lease term and all rent payments are due in the calendar year to which the rent relates (or in the preceding or following calendar year). Hr block free efile   Generally, if the special rules apply, you must use an accrual method of accounting (and time value of money principles) for your rental expenses, regardless of your overall method of accounting. Hr block free efile In addition, in certain cases in which the IRS has determined that a lease was designed to achieve tax avoidance, you must take rent and stated or imputed interest into account under a constant rental accrual method in which the rent is treated as accruing ratably over the entire lease term. Hr block free efile For details, see section 467 of the Internal Revenue Code. Hr block free efile Taxes on Leased Property If you lease business property, you can deduct as additional rent any taxes you have to pay to or for the lessor. Hr block free efile When you can deduct these taxes as additional rent depends on your accounting method. Hr block free efile Cash method. Hr block free efile   If you use the cash method of accounting, you can deduct the taxes as additional rent only for the tax year in which you pay them. Hr block free efile Accrual method. Hr block free efile   If you use an accrual method of accounting, you can deduct taxes as additional rent for the tax year in which you can determine all the following. Hr block free efile That you have a liability for taxes on the leased property. Hr block free efile How much the liability is. Hr block free efile That economic performance occurred. Hr block free efile   The liability and amount of taxes are determined by state or local law and the lease agreement. Hr block free efile Economic performance occurs as you use the property. Hr block free efile Example 1. Hr block free efile Oak Corporation is a calendar year taxpayer that uses an accrual method of accounting. Hr block free efile Oak leases land for use in its business. Hr block free efile Under state law, owners of real property become liable (incur a lien on the property) for real estate taxes for the year on January 1 of that year. Hr block free efile However, they do not have to pay these taxes until July 1 of the next year (18 months later) when tax bills are issued. Hr block free efile Under the terms of the lease, Oak becomes liable for the real estate taxes in the later year when the tax bills are issued. Hr block free efile If the lease ends before the tax bill for a year is issued, Oak is not liable for the taxes for that year. Hr block free efile Oak cannot deduct the real estate taxes as rent until the tax bill is issued. Hr block free efile This is when Oak's liability under the lease becomes fixed. Hr block free efile Example 2. Hr block free efile The facts are the same as in Example 1 except that, according to the terms of the lease, Oak becomes liable for the real estate taxes when the owner of the property becomes liable for them. Hr block free efile As a result, Oak will deduct the real estate taxes as rent on its tax return for the earlier year. Hr block free efile This is the year in which Oak's liability under the lease becomes fixed. Hr block free efile Cost of Getting a Lease You may either enter into a new lease with the lessor of the property or get an existing lease from another lessee. Hr block free efile Very often when you get an existing lease from another lessee, you must pay the previous lessee money to get the lease, besides having to pay the rent on the lease. Hr block free efile If you get an existing lease on property or equipment for your business, you generally must amortize any amount you pay to get that lease over the remaining term of the lease. Hr block free efile For example, if you pay $10,000 to get a lease and there are 10 years remaining on the lease with no option to renew, you can deduct $1,000 each year. Hr block free efile The cost of getting an existing lease of tangible property is not subject to the amortization rules for section 197 intangibles discussed in chapter 8. Hr block free efile Option to renew. Hr block free efile   The term of the lease for amortization includes all renewal options plus any other period for which you and the lessor reasonably expect the lease to be renewed. Hr block free efile However, this applies only if less than 75% of the cost of getting the lease is for the term remaining on the purchase date (not including any period for which you may choose to renew, extend, or continue the lease). Hr block free efile Allocate the lease cost to the original term and any option term based on the facts and circumstances. Hr block free efile In some cases, it may be appropriate to make the allocation using a present value computation. Hr block free efile For more information, see Regulations section 1. Hr block free efile 178-1(b)(5). Hr block free efile Example 1. Hr block free efile You paid $10,000 to get a lease with 20 years remaining on it and two options to renew for 5 years each. Hr block free efile Of this cost, you paid $7,000 for the original lease and $3,000 for the renewal options. Hr block free efile Because $7,000 is less than 75% of the total $10,000 cost of the lease (or $7,500), you must amortize the $10,000 over 30 years. Hr block free efile That is the remaining life of your present lease plus the periods for renewal. Hr block free efile Example 2. Hr block free efile The facts are the same as in Example 1, except that you paid $8,000 for the original lease and $2,000 for the renewal options. Hr block free efile You can amortize the entire $10,000 over the 20-year remaining life of the original lease. Hr block free efile The $8,000 cost of getting the original lease was not less than 75% of the total cost of the lease (or $7,500). Hr block free efile Cost of a modification agreement. Hr block free efile   You may have to pay an additional “rent” amount over part of the lease period to change certain provisions in your lease. Hr block free efile You must capitalize these payments and amortize them over the remaining period of the lease. Hr block free efile You cannot deduct the payments as additional rent, even if they are described as rent in the agreement. Hr block free efile Example. Hr block free efile You are a calendar year taxpayer and sign a 20-year lease to rent part of a building starting on January 1. Hr block free efile However, before you occupy it, you decide that you really need less space. Hr block free efile The lessor agrees to reduce your rent from $7,000 to $6,000 per year and to release the excess space from the original lease. Hr block free efile In exchange, you agree to pay an additional rent amount of $3,000, payable in 60 monthly installments of $50 each. Hr block free efile   You must capitalize the $3,000 and amortize it over the 20-year term of the lease. Hr block free efile Your amortization deduction each year will be $150 ($3,000 ÷ 20). Hr block free efile You cannot deduct the $600 (12 × $50) that you will pay during each of the first 5 years as rent. Hr block free efile Commissions, bonuses, and fees. Hr block free efile   Commissions, bonuses, fees, and other amounts you pay to get a lease on property you use in your business are capital costs. Hr block free efile You must amortize these costs over the term of the lease. Hr block free efile Loss on merchandise and fixtures. Hr block free efile   If you sell at a loss merchandise and fixtures that you bought solely to get a lease, the loss is a cost of getting the lease. Hr block free efile You must capitalize the loss and amortize it over the remaining term of the lease. Hr block free efile Improvements by Lessee If you add buildings or make other permanent improvements to leased property, depreciate the cost of the improvements using the modified accelerated cost recovery system (MACRS). Hr block free efile Depreciate the property over its appropriate recovery period. Hr block free efile You cannot amortize the cost over the remaining term of the lease. Hr block free efile If you do not keep the improvements when you end the lease, figure your gain or loss based on your adjusted basis in the improvements at that time. Hr block free efile For more information, see the discussion of MACRS in Publication 946, How To Depreciate Property. Hr block free efile Assignment of a lease. Hr block free efile   If a long-term lessee who makes permanent improvements to land later assigns all lease rights to you for money and you pay the rent required by the lease, the amount you pay for the assignment is a capital investment. Hr block free efile If the rental value of the leased land increased since the lease began, part of your capital investment is for that increase in the rental value. Hr block free efile The rest is for your investment in the permanent improvements. Hr block free efile   The part that is for the increased rental value of the land is a cost of getting a lease, and you amortize it over the remaining term of the lease. Hr block free efile You can depreciate the part that is for your investment in the improvements over the recovery period of the property as discussed earlier, without regard to the lease term. Hr block free efile Capitalizing Rent Expenses Under the uniform capitalization rules, you must capitalize the direct costs and part of the indirect costs for certain production or resale activities. Hr block free efile Include these costs in the basis of property you produce or acquire for resale, rather than claiming them as a current deduction. Hr block free efile You recover the costs through depreciation, amortization, or cost of goods sold when you use, sell, or otherwise dispose of the property. Hr block free efile Indirect costs include amounts incurred for renting or leasing equipment, facilities, or land. Hr block free efile Uniform capitalization rules. Hr block free efile   You may be subject to the uniform capitalization rules if you do any of the following, unless the property is produced for your use other than in a business or an activity carried on for profit. Hr block free efile Produce real property or tangible personal property. Hr block free efile For this purpose, tangible personal property includes a film, sound recording, video tape, book, or similar property. Hr block free efile Acquire property for resale. Hr block free efile However, these rules do not apply to the following property. Hr block free efile Personal property you acquire for resale if your average annual gross receipts are $10 million or less for the 3 prior tax years. Hr block free efile Property you produce if you meet either of the following conditions. Hr block free efile Your indirect costs of producing the property are $200,000 or less. Hr block free efile You use the cash method of accounting and do not account for inventories. Hr block free efile Example 1. Hr block free efile You rent construction equipment to build a storage facility. Hr block free efile If you are subject to the uniform capitalization rules, you must capitalize as part of the cost of the building the rent you paid for the equipment. Hr block free efile You recover your cost by claiming a deduction for depreciation on the building. Hr block free efile Example 2. Hr block free efile You rent space in a facility to conduct your business of manufacturing tools. Hr block free efile If you are subject to the uniform capitalization rules, you must include the rent you paid to occupy the facility in the cost of the tools you produce. Hr block free efile More information. Hr block free efile   For more information on these rules, see Uniform Capitalization Rules in Publication 538 and the regulations under Internal Revenue Code section 263A. Hr block free efile Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications