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Irs free e file 2012 4. Irs free e file 2012   How Income of Aliens Is Taxed Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Resident Aliens Nonresident AliensTrade or Business in the United States Effectively Connected Income The 30% Tax Income From Real Property Transportation Tax Interrupted Period of Residence Expatriation TaxExpatriation Before June 4, 2004 Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 Expatriation After June 16, 2008 Introduction Resident and nonresident aliens are taxed in different ways. Irs free e file 2012 Resident aliens are generally taxed in the same way as U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizens. Irs free e file 2012 Nonresident aliens are taxed based on the source of their income and whether or not their income is effectively connected with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 The following discussions will help you determine if income you receive during the tax year is effectively connected with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business and how it is taxed. Irs free e file 2012 Topics - This chapter discusses: Income that is effectively connected with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 Income that is not effectively connected with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 Interrupted period of residence. Irs free e file 2012 Expatriation tax. Irs free e file 2012 Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 544 Sales and Other Dispositions of Assets 1212 List of Original Issue Discount Instruments Form (and Instructions) 6251 Alternative Minimum Tax—Individuals Schedule D (Form 1040) Capital Gains and Losses See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. Irs free e file 2012 Resident Aliens Resident aliens are generally taxed in the same way as U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizens. Irs free e file 2012 This means that their worldwide income is subject to U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 tax and must be reported on their U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 tax return. Irs free e file 2012 Income of resident aliens is subject to the graduated tax rates that apply to U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizens. Irs free e file 2012 Resident aliens use the Tax Table or Tax Computation Worksheets located in the Form 1040 instructions, which apply to U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizens. Irs free e file 2012 Nonresident Aliens A nonresident alien's income that is subject to U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 income tax must be divided into two categories: Income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States, and Income that is not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States (discussed under The 30% Tax, later). Irs free e file 2012 The difference between these two categories is that effectively connected income, after allowable deductions, is taxed at graduated rates. Irs free e file 2012 These are the same rates that apply to U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizens and residents. Irs free e file 2012 Income that is not effectively connected is taxed at a flat 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Irs free e file 2012 If you were formerly a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizen or resident alien, these rules may not apply. Irs free e file 2012 See Expatriation Tax, later, in this chapter. Irs free e file 2012 Trade or Business in the United States Generally, you must be engaged in a trade or business during the tax year to be able to treat income received in that year as effectively connected with that trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 Whether you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States depends on the nature of your activities. Irs free e file 2012 The discussions that follow will help you determine whether you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Personal Services If you perform personal services in the United States at any time during the tax year, you usually are considered engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Certain compensation paid to a nonresident alien by a foreign employer is not included in gross income. Irs free e file 2012 For more information, see Services Performed for Foreign Employer in chapter 3. Irs free e file 2012 Other Trade or Business Activities Other examples of being engaged in a trade or business in the United States follow. Irs free e file 2012 Students and trainees. Irs free e file 2012   You are considered engaged in a trade or business in the United States if you are temporarily present in the United States as a nonimmigrant under an “F,” “J,” “M,” or “Q” visa. Irs free e file 2012 A nonresident alien temporarily present in the United States under a “J” visa includes a nonresident alien individual admitted to the United States as an exchange visitor under the Mutual Educational and Cultural Exchange Act of 1961. Irs free e file 2012 The taxable part of any scholarship or fellowship grant that is U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source income is treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Business operations. Irs free e file 2012   If you own and operate a business in the United States selling services, products, or merchandise, you are, with certain exceptions, engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Partnerships. Irs free e file 2012   If you are a member of a partnership that at any time during the tax year is engaged in a trade or business in the United States, you are considered to be engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Beneficiary of an estate or trust. Irs free e file 2012   If you are the beneficiary of an estate or trust that is engaged in a trade or business in the United States, you are treated as being engaged in the same trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 Trading in stocks, securities, and commodities. Irs free e file 2012   If your only U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 business activity is trading in stocks, securities, or commodities (including hedging transactions) through a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 resident broker or other agent, you are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012   For transactions in stocks or securities, this applies to any nonresident alien, including a dealer or broker in stocks and securities. Irs free e file 2012   For transactions in commodities, this applies to commodities that are usually traded on an organized commodity exchange and to transactions that are usually carried out at such an exchange. Irs free e file 2012   This discussion does not apply if you have a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 office or other fixed place of business at any time during the tax year through which, or by the direction of which, you carry out your transactions in stocks, securities, or commodities. Irs free e file 2012 Trading for a nonresident alien's own account. Irs free e file 2012   You are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States if trading for your own account in stocks, securities, or commodities is your only U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 business activity. Irs free e file 2012 This applies even if the trading takes place while you are present in the United States or is done by your employee or your broker or other agent. Irs free e file 2012   This does not apply to trading for your own account if you are a dealer in stocks, securities, or commodities. Irs free e file 2012 This does not necessarily mean, however, that as a dealer you are considered to be engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Determine that based on the facts and circumstances in each case or under the rules given above in Trading in stocks, securities, and commodities . Irs free e file 2012 Effectively Connected Income If you are engaged in a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business, all income, gain, or loss for the tax year that you get from sources within the United States (other than certain investment income) is treated as effectively connected income. Irs free e file 2012 This applies whether or not there is any connection between the income and the trade or business being carried on in the United States during the tax year. Irs free e file 2012 Two tests, described next under Investment Income, determine whether certain items of investment income (such as interest, dividends, and royalties) are treated as effectively connected with that business. Irs free e file 2012 In limited circumstances, some kinds of foreign source income may be treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 For a discussion of these rules, see Foreign Income , later. Irs free e file 2012 Investment Income Investment income from U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 sources that may or may not be treated as effectively connected with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business generally falls into the following three categories. Irs free e file 2012 Fixed or determinable income (interest, dividends, rents, royalties, premiums, annuities, etc. Irs free e file 2012 ). Irs free e file 2012 Gains (some of which are considered capital gains) from the sale or exchange of the following types of property. Irs free e file 2012 Timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. Irs free e file 2012 Patents, copyrights, and similar property on which you receive contingent payments after October 4, 1966. Irs free e file 2012 Patents transferred before October 5, 1966. Irs free e file 2012 Original issue discount obligations. Irs free e file 2012 Capital gains (and losses). Irs free e file 2012 Use the two tests, described next, to determine whether an item of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source income falling in one of the three categories above and received during the tax year is effectively connected with your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 If the tests indicate that the item of income is effectively connected, you must include it with your other effectively connected income. Irs free e file 2012 If the item of income is not effectively connected, include it with all other income discussed under The 30% Tax later, in this chapter. Irs free e file 2012 Asset-use test. Irs free e file 2012   This test usually applies to income that is not directly produced by trade or business activities. Irs free e file 2012 Under this test, if an item of income is from assets (property) used in, or held for use in, the trade or business in the United States, it is considered effectively connected. Irs free e file 2012   An asset is used in, or held for use in, the trade or business in the United States if the asset is: Held for the principal purpose of promoting the conduct of a trade or business in the United States, Acquired and held in the ordinary course of the trade or business conducted in the United States (for example, an account receivable or note receivable arising from that trade or business), or Otherwise held to meet the present needs of the trade or business in the United States and not its anticipated future needs. Irs free e file 2012 Generally, stock of a corporation is not treated as an asset used in, or held for use in, a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Business-activities test. Irs free e file 2012   This test usually applies when income, gain, or loss comes directly from the active conduct of the trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 The business-activities test is most important when: Dividends or interest are received by a dealer in stocks or securities, Royalties are received in the trade or business of licensing patents or similar property, or Service fees are earned by a servicing business. Irs free e file 2012 Under this test, if the conduct of the U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business was a material factor in producing the income, the income is considered effectively connected. Irs free e file 2012 Personal Service Income You usually are engaged in a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business when you perform personal services in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Personal service income you receive in a tax year in which you are engaged in a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business is effectively connected with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 Income received in a year other than the year you performed the services is also effectively connected if it would have been effectively connected if received in the year you performed the services. Irs free e file 2012 Personal service income includes wages, salaries, commissions, fees, per diem allowances, and employee allowances and bonuses. Irs free e file 2012 The income may be paid to you in the form of cash, services, or property. Irs free e file 2012 If you are engaged in a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business only because you perform personal services in the United States during the tax year, income and gains from assets, and gains and losses from the sale or exchange of capital assets are generally not effectively connected with your trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 However, if there is a direct economic relationship between your holding of the asset and your trade or business of performing personal services, the income, gain, or loss is effectively connected. Irs free e file 2012 Pensions. Irs free e file 2012   If you were a nonresident alien engaged in a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business after 1986 because you performed personal services in the United States, and you later receive a pension or retirement pay attributable to these services, such payments are effectively connected income in each year you receive them. Irs free e file 2012 This is true whether or not you are engaged in a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business in the year you receive the retirement pay. Irs free e file 2012 Transportation Income Transportation income (defined in chapter 2) is effectively connected if you meet both of the following conditions. Irs free e file 2012 You had a fixed place of business in the United States involved in earning the income. Irs free e file 2012 At least 90% of your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source transportation income is attributable to regularly scheduled transportation. Irs free e file 2012 “Fixed place of business” generally means a place, site, structure, or other similar facility through which you engage in a trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 “Regularly scheduled transportation” means that a ship or aircraft follows a published schedule with repeated sailings or flights at regular intervals between the same points for voyages or flights that begin or end in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 This definition applies to both scheduled and chartered air transportation. Irs free e file 2012 If you do not meet the two conditions above, the income is not effectively connected and is taxed at a 4% rate. Irs free e file 2012 See Transportation Tax, later, in this chapter. Irs free e file 2012 Business Profits and Losses and Sales Transactions All profits or losses from U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 sources that are from the operation of a business in the United States are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 For example, profit from the sale in the United States of inventory property purchased either in this country or in a foreign country is effectively connected trade or business income. Irs free e file 2012 A share of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source profits or losses of a partnership that is engaged in a trade or business in the United States is also effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Real Property Gain or Loss Gains and losses from the sale or exchange of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interests (whether or not they are capital assets) are taxed as if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 You must treat the gain or loss as effectively connected with that trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interest. Irs free e file 2012   This is any interest in real property located in the United States or the U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 Virgin Islands or any interest (other than as a creditor) in a domestic corporation that is a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property holding corporation. Irs free e file 2012 Real property includes the following. Irs free e file 2012 Land and unsevered natural products of the land, such as growing crops and timber, and mines, wells, and other natural deposits. Irs free e file 2012 Improvements on land, including buildings, other permanent structures, and their structural components. Irs free e file 2012 Personal property associated with the use of real property, such as equipment used in farming, mining, forestry, or construction or property used in lodging facilities or rented office space, unless the personal property is: Disposed of more than one year before or after the disposition of the real property, or Separately sold to persons unrelated either to the seller or to the buyer of the real property. Irs free e file 2012 U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property holding corporation. Irs free e file 2012   A corporation is a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property holding corporation if the fair market value of the corporation's U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interests are at least 50% of the total fair market value of: The corporation's U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interests, plus The corporation's interests in real property located outside the United States, plus The corporation's other assets that are used in, or held for use in, a trade or business. Irs free e file 2012   Gain or loss on the sale of the stock in any domestic corporation is taxed as if you are engaged in a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business unless you establish that the corporation is not a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property holding corporation. Irs free e file 2012   A U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interest does not include a class of stock of a corporation that is regularly traded on an established securities market, unless you hold more than 5% of the fair market value of that class of stock. Irs free e file 2012 An interest in a foreign corporation owning U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property generally is not a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interest unless the corporation chooses to be treated as a domestic corporation. Irs free e file 2012 Qualified investment entities. Irs free e file 2012   Special rules apply to qualified investment entities (QIEs). Irs free e file 2012 A QIE is any real estate investment trust (REIT) or any regulated investment company (RIC) that is a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property holding corporation. Irs free e file 2012    Generally, any distribution from a QIE to a shareholder that is attributable to gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interest is treated as a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property gain by the shareholder receiving the distribution. Irs free e file 2012 A distribution by a QIE on stock regularly traded on an established securities market in the United States is not treated as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interest if you did not own more than 5% of that stock at any time during the 1-year period ending on the date of the distribution. Irs free e file 2012 A distribution that you do not treat as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interest is included in your gross income as a regular dividend. Irs free e file 2012 Note. Irs free e file 2012 Beginning January 1, 2014 (unless extended by legislation), a RIC that is a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property holding corporation will only be treated as a QIE for certain distributions from the RIC that are directly or indirectly attributable to distributions received by the RIC from a REIT. Irs free e file 2012 Domestically controlled QIE. Irs free e file 2012   The sale of an interest in a domestically controlled QIE is not the sale of a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interest. Irs free e file 2012 The entity is domestically controlled if at all times during the testing period less than 50% in value of its stock was held, directly or indirectly, by foreign persons. Irs free e file 2012 The testing period is the shorter of (a) the 5-year period ending on the date of disposition, or (b) the period during which the entity was in existence. Irs free e file 2012 Wash sale. Irs free e file 2012    If you dispose of an interest in a domestically controlled QIE in an applicable wash sale transaction, special rules apply. Irs free e file 2012 An applicable wash sale transaction is one in which you: Dispose of an interest in the domestically controlled QIE during the 30-day period before the ex-dividend date of a distribution that you would (but for the disposition) have treated as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interest, and Acquire, or enter into a contract or option to acquire, a substantially identical interest in that entity during the 61-day period that began on the first day of the 30-day period. Irs free e file 2012 If this occurs, you are treated as having gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interest in an amount equal to the distribution made after June 15, 2006, that would have been treated as such gain. Irs free e file 2012 This also applies to any substitute dividend payment. Irs free e file 2012   A transaction is not treated as an applicable wash sale transaction if: You actually receive the distribution from the domestically controlled QIE related to the interest disposed of, or acquired, in the transaction, or You dispose of any class of stock in a QIE that is regularly traded on an established securities market in the United States but only if you did not own more than 5% of that class of stock at any time during the 1-year period ending on the date of the distribution. Irs free e file 2012 Alternative minimum tax. Irs free e file 2012   There may be a minimum tax on your net gain from the disposition of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interests. Irs free e file 2012 Figure the amount of this tax, if any, on Form 6251. Irs free e file 2012 Withholding of tax. Irs free e file 2012   If you dispose of a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interest, the buyer may have to withhold tax. Irs free e file 2012 See the discussion of Tax Withheld on Real Property Sales in chapter 8. Irs free e file 2012 Foreign Income You must treat three kinds of foreign source income as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States if: You have an office or other fixed place of business in the United States to which the income can be attributed, That office or place of business is a material factor in producing the income, and The income is produced in the ordinary course of the trade or business carried on through that office or other fixed place of business. Irs free e file 2012 An office or other fixed place of business is a material factor if it significantly contributes to, and is an essential economic element in, the earning of the income. Irs free e file 2012 The three kinds of foreign source income are listed below. Irs free e file 2012 Rents and royalties for the use of, or for the privilege of using, intangible personal property located outside the United States or from any interest in such property. Irs free e file 2012 Included are rents or royalties for the use, or for the privilege of using, outside the United States, patents, copyrights, secret processes and formulas, goodwill, trademarks, trade brands, franchises, and similar properties if the rents or royalties are from the active conduct of a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Dividends, interest, or amounts received for the provision of a guarantee of indebtedness issued after September 27, 2010, from the active conduct of a banking, financing, or similar business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 A substitute dividend or interest payment received under a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is treated the same as the amounts received on the transferred security. Irs free e file 2012 Income, gain, or loss from the sale outside the United States, through the U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 office or other fixed place of business, of: Stock in trade, Property that would be included in inventory if on hand at the end of the tax year, or Property held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of business. Irs free e file 2012 Item (3) will not apply if you sold the property for use, consumption, or disposition outside the United States and an office or other fixed place of business in a foreign country was a material factor in the sale. Irs free e file 2012 Any foreign source income that is equivalent to any item of income described above is treated as effectively connected with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 For example, foreign source interest and dividend equivalents are treated as U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 effectively connected income if the income is derived by a foreign person in the active conduct of a banking, financing, or similar business within the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Tax on Effectively Connected Income Income you receive during the tax year that is effectively connected with your trade or business in the United States is, after allowable deductions, taxed at the rates that apply to U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizens and residents. Irs free e file 2012 Generally, you can receive effectively connected income only if you are a nonresident alien engaged in trade or business in the United States during the tax year. Irs free e file 2012 However, income you receive from the sale or exchange of property, the performance of services, or any other transaction in another tax year is treated as effectively connected in that year if it would have been effectively connected in the year the transaction took place or you performed the services. Irs free e file 2012 Example. Irs free e file 2012 Ted Richards, a nonresident alien, entered the United States in August 2012, to perform personal services in the U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 office of his overseas employer. Irs free e file 2012 He worked in the U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 office until December 25, 2012, but did not leave this country until January 11, 2013. Irs free e file 2012 On January 8, 2013, he received his final paycheck for services performed in the United States during 2012. Irs free e file 2012 All of Ted's income during his stay here is U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source income. Irs free e file 2012 During 2012, Ted was engaged in the trade or business of performing personal services in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Therefore, all amounts paid to him in 2012 for services performed in the United States during 2012 are effectively connected with that trade or business during 2012. Irs free e file 2012 The salary payment Ted received in January 2013 is U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source income to him in 2013. Irs free e file 2012 It is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States because he was engaged in a trade or business in the United States during 2012 when he performed the services that earned the income. Irs free e file 2012 Real property income. Irs free e file 2012   You may be able to choose to treat all income from real property as effectively connected. Irs free e file 2012 See Income From Real Property , later, in this chapter. Irs free e file 2012 The 30% Tax Tax at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate applies to certain items of income or gains from U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 sources but only if the items are not effectively connected with your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 Fixed or Determinable Income The 30% (or lower treaty) rate applies to the gross amount of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source fixed or determinable annual or periodic gains, profits, or income. Irs free e file 2012 Income is fixed when it is paid in amounts known ahead of time. Irs free e file 2012 Income is determinable whenever there is a basis for figuring the amount to be paid. Irs free e file 2012 Income can be periodic if it is paid from time to time. Irs free e file 2012 It does not have to be paid annually or at regular intervals. Irs free e file 2012 Income can be determinable or periodic even if the length of time during which the payments are made is increased or decreased. Irs free e file 2012 Items specifically included as fixed or determinable income are interest (other than original issue discount), dividends, dividend equivalent payments (defined in chapter 2), rents, premiums, annuities, salaries, wages, and other compensation. Irs free e file 2012 A substitute dividend or interest payment received under a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is treated the same as the amounts received on the transferred security. Irs free e file 2012 Other items of income, such as royalties, also may be subject to the 30% tax. Irs free e file 2012 Some fixed or determinable income may be exempt from U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 tax. Irs free e file 2012 See chapter 3 if you are not sure whether the income is taxable. Irs free e file 2012 Original issue discount (OID). Irs free e file 2012   If you sold, exchanged, or received a payment on a bond or other debt instrument that was issued at a discount after March 31, 1972, all or part of the original issue discount (OID) (other than portfolio interest) may be subject to the 30% tax. Irs free e file 2012 The amount of OID is the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and the issue price of the debt instrument. Irs free e file 2012 The 30% tax applies in the following circumstances. Irs free e file 2012 You received a payment on a debt instrument. Irs free e file 2012 In this case, the amount of OID subject to tax is the OID that accrued while you held the debt instrument minus the OID previously taken into account. Irs free e file 2012 But the tax on the OID cannot be more than the payment minus the tax on the interest payment on the debt instrument. Irs free e file 2012 You sold or exchanged the debt instrument. Irs free e file 2012 The amount of OID subject to tax is the OID that accrued while you held the debt instrument minus the amount already taxed in (1) above. Irs free e file 2012   Report on your return the amount of OID shown on Form 1042-S, Foreign Person's U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 Source Income Subject to Withholding, if you bought the debt instrument at original issue. Irs free e file 2012 However, you must recompute your proper share of OID shown on Form 1042-S if any of the following apply. Irs free e file 2012 You bought the debt instrument at a premium or paid an acquisition premium. Irs free e file 2012 The debt instrument is a stripped bond or a stripped coupon (including zero coupon instruments backed by U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 Treasury securities). Irs free e file 2012 The debt instrument is a contingent payment or inflation-indexed debt instrument. Irs free e file 2012 For the definition of premium and acquisition premium and instructions on how to recompute OID, get Publication 1212. Irs free e file 2012   If you held a bond or other debt instrument that was issued at a discount before April 1, 1972, contact the IRS for further information. Irs free e file 2012 See chapter 12. Irs free e file 2012 Gambling Winnings In general, nonresident aliens are subject to the 30% tax on the gross proceeds from gambling won in the United States if that income is not effectively connected with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business and is not exempted by treaty. Irs free e file 2012 However, no tax is imposed on nonbusiness gambling income a nonresident alien wins playing blackjack, baccarat, craps, roulette, or big-6 wheel in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Nonresident aliens are taxed at graduated rates on net gambling income won in the United States that is effectively connected with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 Social Security Benefits A nonresident alien must include 85% of any U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 social security benefit (and the social security equivalent part of a tier 1 railroad retirement benefit) in U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source fixed or determinable annual or periodic income. Irs free e file 2012 Social security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. Irs free e file 2012 This income is exempt under some tax treaties. Irs free e file 2012 See Table 1 in Publication 901, U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 Tax Treaties, for a list of tax treaties that exempt U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 social security benefits from U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 tax. Irs free e file 2012 Sales or Exchanges of Capital Assets These rules apply only to those capital gains and losses from sources in the United States that are not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 They apply even if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 These rules do not apply to the sale or exchange of a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 real property interest or to the sale of any property that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 See Real Property Gain or Loss , earlier, under Effectively Connected Income. Irs free e file 2012 A capital asset is everything you own except: Inventory. Irs free e file 2012 Business accounts or notes receivable. Irs free e file 2012 Depreciable property used in a trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 Real property used in a trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 Supplies regularly used in a trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 Certain copyrights, literary or musical or artistic compositions, letters or memoranda, or similar property. Irs free e file 2012 Certain U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 government publications. Irs free e file 2012 Certain commodities derivative financial instruments held by a commodities derivatives dealer. Irs free e file 2012 Hedging transactions. Irs free e file 2012 A capital gain is a gain on the sale or exchange of a capital asset. Irs free e file 2012 A capital loss is a loss on the sale or exchange of a capital asset. Irs free e file 2012 If the sale is in foreign currency, for the purpose of determining gain, the cost and selling price of the property should be expressed in U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 currency at the rate of exchange prevailing as of the date of the purchase and date of the sale, respectively. Irs free e file 2012 You may want to read Publication 544. Irs free e file 2012 However, use Publication 544 only to determine what is a sale or exchange of a capital asset, or what is treated as such. Irs free e file 2012 Specific tax treatment that applies to U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizens or residents generally does not apply to you. Irs free e file 2012 The following gains are subject to the 30% (or lower treaty) rate without regard to the 183-day rule, discussed later. Irs free e file 2012 Gains on the disposal of timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. Irs free e file 2012 Gains on contingent payments received from the sale or exchange of patents, copyrights, and similar property after October 4, 1966. Irs free e file 2012 Gains on certain transfers of all substantial rights to, or an undivided interest in, patents if the transfers were made before October 5, 1966. Irs free e file 2012 Gains on the sale or exchange of original issue discount obligations. Irs free e file 2012 Gains in (1) are not subject to the 30% (or lower treaty) rate if you choose to treat the gains as effectively connected with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 See Income From Real Property , later. Irs free e file 2012 183-day rule. Irs free e file 2012   If you were in the United States for 183 days or more during the tax year, your net gain from sales or exchanges of capital assets is taxed at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Irs free e file 2012 For purposes of the 30% (or lower treaty) rate, net gain is the excess of your capital gains from U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 sources over your capital losses from U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 sources. Irs free e file 2012 This rule applies even if any of the transactions occurred while you were not in the United States. Irs free e file 2012   To determine your net gain, consider the amount of your gains and losses that would be recognized and taken into account only if, and to the extent that, they would be recognized and taken into account if you were in a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business during the year and the gains and losses were effectively connected with that trade or business during the tax year. Irs free e file 2012   In arriving at your net gain, do not take the following into consideration. Irs free e file 2012 The four types of gains listed earlier. Irs free e file 2012 The deduction for a capital loss carryover. Irs free e file 2012 Capital losses in excess of capital gains. Irs free e file 2012 Exclusion for gain from the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock (section 1202 exclusion). Irs free e file 2012 Losses from the sale or exchange of property held for personal use. Irs free e file 2012 However, losses resulting from casualties or thefts may be deductible on Schedule A (Form 1040NR). Irs free e file 2012 See Itemized Deductions in chapter 5. Irs free e file 2012   If you are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States and have not established a tax year for a prior period, your tax year will be the calendar year for purposes of the 183-day rule. Irs free e file 2012 Also, you must file your tax return on a calendar-year basis. Irs free e file 2012   If you were in the United States for less than 183 days during the tax year, capital gains (other than gains listed earlier) are tax exempt unless they are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States during your tax year. Irs free e file 2012 Reporting. Irs free e file 2012   Report your gains and losses from the sales or exchanges of capital assets that are not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States on page 4 of Form 1040NR. Irs free e file 2012 Report gains and losses from sales or exchanges of capital assets (including real property) that are effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States on a separate Schedule D (Form 1040), Form 4797, or both. Irs free e file 2012 Attach them to Form 1040NR. Irs free e file 2012 Income From Real Property If you have income from real property located in the United States that you own or have an interest in and hold for the production of income, you can choose to treat all income from that property as income effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 The choice applies to all income from real property located in the United States and held for the production of income and to all income from any interest in such property. Irs free e file 2012 This includes income from rents, royalties from mines, oil or gas wells, or other natural resources. Irs free e file 2012 It also includes gains from the sale or exchange of timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. Irs free e file 2012 You can make this choice only for real property income that is not otherwise effectively connected with your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 If you make the choice, you can claim deductions attributable to the real property income and only your net income from real property is taxed. Irs free e file 2012 This choice does not treat a nonresident alien, who is not otherwise engaged in a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business, as being engaged in a trade or business in the United States during the year. Irs free e file 2012 Example. Irs free e file 2012 You are a nonresident alien and are not engaged in a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 You own a single-family house in the United States that you rent out. Irs free e file 2012 Your rental income for the year is $10,000. Irs free e file 2012 This is your only U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source income. Irs free e file 2012 As discussed earlier under The 30% Tax, the rental income is subject to a tax at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Irs free e file 2012 You received a Form 1042-S showing that your tenants properly withheld this tax from the rental income. Irs free e file 2012 You do not have to file a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 tax return (Form 1040NR) because your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 tax liability is satisfied by the withholding of tax. Irs free e file 2012 If you make the choice discussed earlier, you can offset the $10,000 income by certain rental expenses. Irs free e file 2012 (See Publication 527, Residential Rental Property, for information on rental expenses. Irs free e file 2012 ) Any resulting net income is taxed at graduated rates. Irs free e file 2012 If you make this choice, report the rental income and expenses on Schedule E (Form 1040) and attach the schedule to Form 1040NR. Irs free e file 2012 For the first year you make the choice, also attach the statement discussed next. Irs free e file 2012 Making the choice. Irs free e file 2012   Make the initial choice by attaching a statement to your return, or amended return, for the year of the choice. Irs free e file 2012 Include the following in your statement. Irs free e file 2012 That you are making the choice. Irs free e file 2012 Whether the choice is under Internal Revenue Code section 871(d) (explained earlier) or a tax treaty. Irs free e file 2012 A complete list of all your real property, or any interest in real property, located in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Give the legal identification of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 timber, coal, or iron ore in which you have an interest. Irs free e file 2012 The extent of your ownership in the property. Irs free e file 2012 The location of the property. Irs free e file 2012 A description of any major improvements to the property. Irs free e file 2012 The dates you owned the property. Irs free e file 2012 Your income from the property. Irs free e file 2012 Details of any previous choices and revocations of the real property income choice. Irs free e file 2012   This choice stays in effect for all later tax years unless you revoke it. Irs free e file 2012 Revoking the choice. Irs free e file 2012   You can revoke the choice without IRS approval by filing Form 1040X, Amended U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 Individual Income Tax Return, for the year you made the choice and for later tax years. Irs free e file 2012 You must file Form 1040X within 3 years from the date your return was filed or 2 years from the time the tax was paid, whichever is later. Irs free e file 2012 If this time period has expired for the year of choice, you cannot revoke the choice for that year. Irs free e file 2012 However, you may revoke the choice for later tax years only if you have IRS approval. Irs free e file 2012 For information on how to get IRS approval, see Regulation section 1. Irs free e file 2012 871-10(d)(2). Irs free e file 2012 Transportation Tax A 4% tax rate applies to transportation income that is not effectively connected because it does not meet the two conditions listed earlier under Transportation Income . Irs free e file 2012 If you receive transportation income subject to the 4% tax, you should figure the tax and show it on line 57 of Form 1040NR. Irs free e file 2012 Attach a statement to your return that includes the following information (if applicable). Irs free e file 2012 Your name, taxpayer identification number, and tax year. Irs free e file 2012 A description of the types of services performed (whether on or off board). Irs free e file 2012 Names of vessels or registration numbers of aircraft on which you performed the services. Irs free e file 2012 Amount of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source transportation income derived from each type of service for each vessel or aircraft for the calendar year. Irs free e file 2012 Total amount of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source transportation income derived from all types of services for the calendar year. Irs free e file 2012 This 4% tax applies to your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source gross transportation income. Irs free e file 2012 This only includes transportation income that is treated as derived from sources in the United States if the transportation begins or ends in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 For transportation income from personal services, the transportation must be between the United States and a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 possession. Irs free e file 2012 For personal services of a nonresident alien, this only applies to income derived from, or in connection with, an aircraft. Irs free e file 2012 Interrupted Period of Residence You are subject to tax under a special rule if you interrupt your period of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 residence with a period of nonresidence. Irs free e file 2012 The special rule applies if you meet all of the following conditions. Irs free e file 2012 You were a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 resident for a period that includes at least 3 consecutive calendar years. Irs free e file 2012 You were a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 resident for at least 183 days in each of those years. Irs free e file 2012 You ceased to be treated as a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 resident. Irs free e file 2012 You then again became a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 resident before the end of the third calendar year after the end of the period described in (1) above. Irs free e file 2012 Under this special rule, you are subject to tax on your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source gross income and gains on a net basis at the graduated rates applicable to individuals (with allowable deductions) for the period you were a nonresident alien, unless you would be subject to a higher tax under the 30% tax (discussed earlier) on income not connected with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 For information on how to figure the special tax, see How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) under Expatriation Tax , below. Irs free e file 2012 Example. Irs free e file 2012 John Willow, a citizen of New Zealand, entered the United States on April 1, 2008, as a lawful permanent resident. Irs free e file 2012 On August 1, 2010, John ceased to be a lawful permanent resident and returned to New Zealand. Irs free e file 2012 During his period of residence, he was present in the United States for at least 183 days in each of three consecutive years (2008, 2009, and 2010). Irs free e file 2012 He returned to the United States on October 5, 2013, as a lawful permanent resident. Irs free e file 2012 He became a resident before the close of the third calendar year (2013) beginning after the end of his first period of residence (August 1, 2010). Irs free e file 2012 Therefore, he is subject to tax under the special rule for the period of nonresidence (August 2, 2010, through October 4, 2013) if it is more than the tax that would normally apply to him as a nonresident alien. Irs free e file 2012 Reporting requirements. Irs free e file 2012   If you are subject to this tax for any year in the period you were a nonresident alien, you must file Form 1040NR for that year. Irs free e file 2012 The return is due by the due date (including extensions) for filing your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 income tax return for the year that you again become a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 resident. Irs free e file 2012 If you already filed returns for that period, you must file amended returns. Irs free e file 2012 You must attach a statement to your return that identifies the source of all of your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 and foreign gross income and the items of income subject to this special rule. Irs free e file 2012 Expatriation Tax The expatriation tax provisions apply to U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizens who have renounced their citizenship and long-term residents who have ended their residency. Irs free e file 2012 The rules that apply are based on the dates of expatriation, which are described in the following sections. Irs free e file 2012 Expatriation Before June 4, 2004. Irs free e file 2012 Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008. Irs free e file 2012 Expatriation After June 16, 2008. Irs free e file 2012 Long-term resident defined. Irs free e file 2012   You are a long-term resident if you were a lawful permanent resident of the United States in at least 8 of the last 15 tax years ending with the year your residency ends. Irs free e file 2012 In determining if you meet the 8-year requirement, do not count any year that you are treated as a resident of a foreign country under a tax treaty and do not waive treaty benefits. Irs free e file 2012 Expatriation Before June 4, 2004 If you expatriated before June 4, 2004, the expatriation rules apply if one of the principal purposes of the action is the avoidance of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 taxes. Irs free e file 2012 Unless you received a ruling from the IRS that you did not expatriate to avoid U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 taxes, you are presumed to have tax avoidance as a principal purpose if: Your average annual net income tax for the last 5 tax years ending before the date of your action to relinquish your citizenship or terminate your residency was more than $100,000, or Your net worth on the date of your action was $500,000 or more. Irs free e file 2012 The amounts above are adjusted for inflation if your expatriation action is after 1997 (see Table 4-1). Irs free e file 2012 Table 4-1. Irs free e file 2012 Inflation-Adjusted Amounts for Expatriation Actions Before June 4, 2004 IF you expatriated during . Irs free e file 2012 . Irs free e file 2012 . Irs free e file 2012   THEN the rules outlined on this page apply if . Irs free e file 2012 . Irs free e file 2012 . Irs free e file 2012     Your 5-year average annual net income tax was more than . Irs free e file 2012 . Irs free e file 2012 . Irs free e file 2012 OR Your net worth equaled or exceeded . Irs free e file 2012 . Irs free e file 2012 . Irs free e file 2012 1999   110,000   552,000 2000   112,000   562,000 2001   116,000   580,000 2002   120,000   599,000 2003   122,000   608,000 2004 (before June 4)*   124,000   622,000 *If you expatriated after June 3, 2004, see Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 or Expatriation After June 16, 2008. Irs free e file 2012 Reporting requirements. Irs free e file 2012   If you lost your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizenship, you should have filed Form 8854 with a consular office or a federal court at the time of loss of citizenship. Irs free e file 2012 If you ended your long-term residency, you should have filed Form 8854 with the Internal Revenue Service when you filed your dual-status tax return for the year your residency ended. Irs free e file 2012   Your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 residency is considered to have ended when you ceased to be a lawful permanent resident or you began to be treated as a resident of another country under a tax treaty and do not waive treaty benefits. Irs free e file 2012 Penalties. Irs free e file 2012   If you failed to file Form 8854, you may have to pay a penalty equal to the greater of 5% of the expatriation tax or $1,000. Irs free e file 2012 The penalty will be assessed for each year of the 10-year period beginning on the date of expatriation during which your failure to file continues. Irs free e file 2012 The penalty will not be imposed if you can show that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect. Irs free e file 2012 Expatriation tax. Irs free e file 2012   The expatriation tax applies to the 10-year period following the date of expatriation or termination of residency. Irs free e file 2012 It is figured in the same way as for those expatriating after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008. Irs free e file 2012 See How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) in the next section. Irs free e file 2012 Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008 If you expatriated after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008, the expatriation rules apply to you if any of the following statements apply. Irs free e file 2012 Your average annual net income tax for the 5 tax years ending before the date of expatriation or termination of residency is more than: $124,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2004. Irs free e file 2012 $127,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2005. Irs free e file 2012 $131,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2006. Irs free e file 2012 $136,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2007. Irs free e file 2012 $139,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2008. Irs free e file 2012 Your net worth is $2 million or more on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Irs free e file 2012 You fail to certify on Form 8854 that you have complied with all U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 federal tax obligations for the 5 tax years preceding the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Irs free e file 2012 Exception for dual-citizens and certain minors. Irs free e file 2012   Certain dual-citizens and certain minors (defined next) are not subject to the expatriation tax even if they meet (1) or (2) earlier. Irs free e file 2012 However, they still must provide the certification required in (3). Irs free e file 2012 Certain dual-citizens. Irs free e file 2012   You may qualify for the exception described above if all of the following apply. Irs free e file 2012 You became at birth a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizen and a citizen of another country and you continue to be a citizen of that other country. Irs free e file 2012 You were never a resident alien of the United States (as defined in chapter 1). Irs free e file 2012 You never held a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 passport. Irs free e file 2012 You were present in the United States for no more than 30 days during any calendar year that is 1 of the 10 calendar years preceding your loss of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizenship. Irs free e file 2012 Certain minors. Irs free e file 2012   You may qualify for the exception described above if you meet all of the following requirements. Irs free e file 2012 You became a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizen at birth. Irs free e file 2012 Neither of your parents was a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizen at the time of your birth. Irs free e file 2012 You expatriated before you were 18½. Irs free e file 2012 You were present in the United States for not more than 30 days during any calendar year that is 1 of the 10 calendar years preceding your expatriation. Irs free e file 2012 Tax consequences of presence in the United States. Irs free e file 2012   The following rules apply if you do not meet the exception above for dual-citizens and certain minors and the expatriation rules would otherwise apply to you. Irs free e file 2012   The expatriation tax does not apply to any tax year during the 10-year period if you are physically present in the United States for more than 30 days during the calendar year ending in that year. Irs free e file 2012 Instead, you are treated as a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizen or resident and taxed on your worldwide income for that tax year. Irs free e file 2012 You must file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and figure your tax as prescribed in the instructions for those forms. Irs free e file 2012   When counting the number of days of presence during a calendar year, count any day you were physically present in the United States at any time during the day. Irs free e file 2012 However, do not count any days (up to a limit of 30 days) on which you performed personal services in the United States for an employer who is not related to you if either of the following apply. Irs free e file 2012 You have ties with other countries. Irs free e file 2012 You have ties with other countries if: You became (within a reasonable period after your expatriation or termination of residency) a citizen or resident of the country in which you, your spouse, or either of your parents were born, and You became fully liable for income tax in that country. Irs free e file 2012 You were physically present in the United States for 30 days or less during each year in the 10-year period ending on the date of expatriation or termination of residency. Irs free e file 2012 Do not count any day you were an exempt individual or were unable to leave the United States because of a medical condition that arose while you were in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 See Exempt individual and Medical condition in chapter 1 under Substantial Presence Test, but disregard the information about Form 8843. Irs free e file 2012 Related employer. Irs free e file 2012   If your employer in the United States is any of the following, then your employer is related to you. Irs free e file 2012 You must count any days you performed services in the United States for that employer as days of presence in the United States. Irs free e file 2012 Members of your family. Irs free e file 2012 This includes only your brothers and sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters, spouse, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. Irs free e file 2012 ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. Irs free e file 2012 ). Irs free e file 2012 A partnership in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% of the capital interest or the profits interest. Irs free e file 2012 A corporation in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock. Irs free e file 2012 (See Publication 550, chapter 4, Constructive ownership of stock, for how to determine whether you directly or indirectly own outstanding stock. Irs free e file 2012 ) A tax-exempt charitable or educational organization that is directly or indirectly controlled, in any manner or by any method, by you or by a member of your family, whether or not this control is legally enforceable. Irs free e file 2012 Date of tax expatriation. Irs free e file 2012   For purposes of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 tax rules, the date of your expatriation or termination of residency is the later of the dates on which you perform the following actions. Irs free e file 2012 You notify either the Department of State or the Department of Homeland Security (whichever is appropriate) of your expatriating act or termination of residency. Irs free e file 2012 You file Form 8854 in accordance with the form instructions. Irs free e file 2012 Annual return. Irs free e file 2012   If the expatriation tax applies to you, you must file Form 8854 each year during the 10-year period following the date of expatriation. Irs free e file 2012 You must file this form even if you owe no U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 tax. Irs free e file 2012 Penalty. Irs free e file 2012   If you fail to file Form 8854 for any tax year, fail to include all information required to be shown on the form, or include incorrect information, you may have to pay a penalty of $10,000. Irs free e file 2012 You will not have to pay a penalty if you show that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. Irs free e file 2012 How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) If the expatriation tax applies to you, you are generally subject to tax on your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source gross income and gains on a net basis at the graduated rates applicable to individuals (with allowable deductions) unless you would be subject to a higher tax under the 30% tax (discussed earlier) on income not connected with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 trade or business. Irs free e file 2012 For this purpose, U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source gross income (defined in chapter 2) includes gains from the sale or exchange of: Property (other than stock or debt obligations) located in the United States, Stock issued by a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 domestic corporation, and Debt obligations of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 persons or of the United States, a state or political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia. Irs free e file 2012 U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source income also includes any income or gain derived from stock in certain controlled foreign corporations if you owned, or were considered to own, at any time during the 2-year period ending on the date of expatriation, more than 50% of: The total combined voting power of all classes of that corporation's stock, or The total value of the stock. Irs free e file 2012 The income or gain is considered U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source income only to the extent of your share of earnings and profits earned or accumulated before the date of expatriation and during the periods you met the ownership requirements discussed above. Irs free e file 2012 Any exchange of property is treated as a sale of the property at its fair market value on the date of the exchange and any gain is treated as U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source gross income in the tax year of the exchange unless you enter into a gain recognition agreement under Notice 97-19. Irs free e file 2012 Other information. Irs free e file 2012   For more information on the expatriation tax provisions, including exceptions to the tax and special U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 source rules, see section 877 of the Internal Revenue Code. Irs free e file 2012 Expatriation Tax Return If you expatriated or terminated your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 residency, or you are subject to the expatriation tax, you must file Form 8854, Initial and Annual Expatriation Statement. Irs free e file 2012 Attach it to Form 1040NR if you are required to file that form. Irs free e file 2012 If you are present in the United States following your expatriation and are subject to tax as a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizen or resident, file Form 8854 with Form 1040. Irs free e file 2012 Expatriation After June 16, 2008 If you expatriated after June 16, 2008, the expatriation rules apply to you if you meet any of the following conditions. Irs free e file 2012 Your average annual net income tax for the 5 years ending before the date of expatriation or termination of residency is more than: $139,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2008. Irs free e file 2012 $145,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2009 or 2010. Irs free e file 2012 $147,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2011. Irs free e file 2012 $151,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2012. Irs free e file 2012 $155,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2013. Irs free e file 2012 Your net worth is $2 million or more on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Irs free e file 2012 You fail to certify on Form 8854 that you have complied with all U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 federal tax obligations for the 5 years preceding the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Irs free e file 2012 Exception for dual-citizens and certain minors. Irs free e file 2012   Certain dual-citizens and certain minors (defined next) are not subject to the expatriation tax even if they meet (1) or (2) above. Irs free e file 2012 However, they still must provide the certification required in (3) above. Irs free e file 2012 Certain dual-citizens. Irs free e file 2012   You may qualify for the exception described above if both of the following apply. Irs free e file 2012 You became at birth a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizen and a citizen of another country and you continue to be a citizen of, and are taxed as a resident of, that other country. Irs free e file 2012 You have been a resident of the United States for not more than 10 years during the 15-year tax period ending with the tax year during which the expatriation occurs. Irs free e file 2012 For the purpose of determining U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 residency, use the substantial presence test described in chapter 1. Irs free e file 2012 Certain minors. Irs free e file 2012   You may qualify for the exception described earlier if you meet both of the following requirements. Irs free e file 2012 You expatriated before you were 18½. Irs free e file 2012 You have been a resident of the United States for not more than 10 tax years before the expatriation occurs. Irs free e file 2012 For the purpose of determining U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 residency, use the substantial presence test described in chapter 1. Irs free e file 2012 Expatriation date. Irs free e file 2012   Your expatriation date is the date you relinquish U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizenship (in the case of a former citizen) or terminate your long-term residency (in the case of a former U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 resident). Irs free e file 2012 Former U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizen. Irs free e file 2012   You are considered to have relinquished your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizenship on the earliest of the following dates. Irs free e file 2012 The date you renounced U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 citizenship before a diplomatic or consular officer of the United States (provided that the voluntary renouncement was later confirmed by the issuance of a certificate of loss of nationality). Irs free e file 2012 The date you furnished to the State Department a signed statement of voluntary relinquishment of U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 nationality confirming the performance of an expatriating act (provided that the voluntary relinquishment was later confirmed by the issuance of a certificate of loss of nationality). Irs free e file 2012 The date the State Department issued a certificate of loss of nationality. Irs free e file 2012 The date that a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 court canceled your certificate of naturalization. Irs free e file 2012 Former long-term resident. Irs free e file 2012   You are considered to have terminated your long-term residency on the earliest of the following dates. Irs free e file 2012 The date you voluntarily relinquished your lawful permanent resident status by filing Department of Homeland Security Form I-407 with a U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 consular or immigration officer, and the Department of Homeland Security determined that you have, in fact, abandoned your lawful permanent resident status. Irs free e file 2012 The date you became subject to a final administrative order for your removal from the United States under the Immigration and Nationality Act and you actually left the United States as a result of that order. Irs free e file 2012 If you were a dual resident of the United States and a country with which the United States has an income tax treaty, the date you began to be treated as a resident of that country and you determined that, for purposes of the treaty, you are a resident of the treaty country and notify the IRS of that treatment on Forms 8833 and 8854. Irs free e file 2012 See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1 for more information about dual residents. Irs free e file 2012 How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriate After June 16, 2008) In the year you expatriate, you are subject to income tax on the net unrealized gain (or loss) in your property as if the property had been sold for its fair market value on the day before your expatriation date (“mark-to-market tax”). Irs free e file 2012 This applies to most types of property interests you held on the date of relinquishment of citizenship or termination of residency. Irs free e file 2012 But see Exceptions , later. Irs free e file 2012 Gains arising from deemed sales must be taken into account for the tax year of the deemed sale without regard to other U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 internal revenue laws. Irs free e file 2012 Losses from deemed sales must be taken into account to the extent otherwise provided under U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 internal revenue laws. Irs free e file 2012 However, Internal Revenue Code section 1091 (relating to the disallowance of losses on wash sales of stock and securities) does not apply. Irs free e file 2012 The net gain that you otherwise must include in your income is reduced (but not below zero) by: $600,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency before January 1, 2009. Irs free e file 2012 $626,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2009. Irs free e file 2012 $627,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2010. Irs free e file 2012 $636,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2011. Irs free e file 2012 $651,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2012. Irs free e file 2012 $668,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2013. Irs free e file 2012 Exceptions. Irs free e file 2012   The mark-to-market tax does not apply to the following. Irs free e file 2012 Eligible deferred compensation items. Irs free e file 2012 Ineligible deferred compensation items. Irs free e file 2012 Interests in nongrantor trusts. Irs free e file 2012 Specified tax deferred accounts. Irs free e file 2012 Instead, items (1) and (3) may be subject to withholding at source. Irs free e file 2012 In the case of item (2), you are treated as receiving the present value of your accrued benefit as of the day before the expatriation date. Irs free e file 2012 In the case of item (4), you are treated as receiving a distribution of your entire interest in the account on the day before your expatriation date. Irs free e file 2012 See paragraphs (d), (e), and (f) of section 877A for more information. Irs free e file 2012 Expatriation Tax Return If you expatriated or terminated your U. Irs free e file 2012 S. Irs free e file 2012 residency, or you are subject to the expatriation rules (as discussed earlier in the first paragraph under Expatriation After June 16, 2008), you must file Form 8854. Irs free e file 2012 Attach it to Form 1040 or Form 1040NR if you are required to file either of those forms. Irs free e file 2012 Deferral of payment of mark-to-market tax. Irs free e file 2012   You can make an irrevocable election to defer payment of the mark-to-market tax imposed on the deemed sale of property. Irs free e file 2012 If you make this election, the following rules apply. Irs free e file 2012 You can make the election on a property-by-property basis. Irs free e file 2012 The deferred tax attributable to a particular property is due on the return for the tax year in which you dispose of the property. Irs free e file 2012 Interest is charged for the period the tax is deferred. Irs free e file 2012 The due date for the payment of the deferred tax cannot be extended beyond the earlier of the following dates. Irs free e file 2012 The due date of the return required for the year of death. Irs free e file 2012 The time that the security provided for the property fails to be adequate. Irs free e file 2012 See item (6) below. Irs free e file 2012 You make the election on Form 8854. Irs free e file 2012 You must provide adequate security (such as a bond). Irs free e file 2012 You must make an irrevocable waiver of any right under any treaty of the United States which would preclude assessment or collection of the mark-to-market tax. Irs free e file 2012   For more information about the deferral of payment, see the Instructions for Form 8854. Irs free e file 2012 Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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IRS Warns Consumers of Possible Scams Relating to Relief of Typhoon Victims

IR-2013-90, Nov. 15, 2013

WASHINGTON ― The Internal Revenue Service today issued a consumer alert about possible scams taking place in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. On Nov. 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan — known as Yolanda in the Philippines — made landfall in the central Philippines, bringing strong winds and heavy rains that have resulted in flooding, landslides, and widespread damage.

Following major disasters, it is common for scam artists to impersonate charities to get money or private information from well-intentioned taxpayers. Such fraudulent schemes may involve contact by telephone, social media, email or in-person solicitations.

The IRS cautions people wishing to make disaster-related charitable donations to avoid scam artists by following these tips:

  • To help disaster victims, donate to recognized charities. 

  • Be wary of charities with names that are similar to familiar or nationally known organizations. Some phony charities use names or websites that sound or look like those of respected, legitimate organizations. The IRS website at IRS.gov has a search feature, Exempt Organizations Select Check, through which people may find legitimate, qualified charities; donations to these charities may be tax-deductible. Legitimate charities may also be found on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website at fema.gov.

  • Don’t give out personal financial information — such as Social Security numbers or credit card and bank account numbers and passwords — to anyone who solicits a contribution from you. Scam artists may use this information to steal your identity and money.

  • Don’t give or send cash. For security and tax record purposes, contribute by check or credit card or another way that provides documentation of the gift.

  • If you plan to make a contribution for which you would like to claim a deduction, see IRS Publication 526, Charitable Contributions, to read about the kinds of organizations that can receive deductible contributions.

Bogus websites may solicit funds for disaster victims. Such fraudulent sites frequently mimic the sites of, or use names similar to, legitimate charities, or claim to be affiliated with legitimate charities in order to persuade members of the public to send money or provide personal financial information that can be used to steal identities or financial resources. Additionally, scammers often send email that steers the recipient to bogus websites that appear to be affiliated with legitimate charitable causes.

Taxpayers suspecting disaster-related frauds should visit IRS.gov and search for the keywords “Report Phishing.” More information about tax scams and schemes may be found at IRS.gov using the keywords “scams and schemes.” 

Related Item: Disaster Relief Resources for Charities and Contributors

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