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Military tax questions 4. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions Resident aliens are generally taxed in the same way as U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizens. Military tax questions Nonresident aliens are taxed based on the source of their income and whether or not their income is effectively connected with a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions The following discussions will help you determine if income you receive during the tax year is effectively connected with a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business and how it is taxed. Military tax questions Topics - This chapter discusses: Income that is effectively connected with a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions Income that is not effectively connected with a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions Interrupted period of residence. Military tax questions Expatriation tax. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Resident Aliens Resident aliens are generally taxed in the same way as U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizens. Military tax questions This means that their worldwide income is subject to U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions tax and must be reported on their U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions tax return. Military tax questions Income of resident aliens is subject to the graduated tax rates that apply to U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizens. Military tax questions Resident aliens use the Tax Table or Tax Computation Worksheets located in the Form 1040 instructions, which apply to U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizens. Military tax questions Nonresident Aliens A nonresident alien's income that is subject to U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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). Military tax questions The difference between these two categories is that effectively connected income, after allowable deductions, is taxed at graduated rates. Military tax questions These are the same rates that apply to U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizens and residents. Military tax questions Income that is not effectively connected is taxed at a flat 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Military tax questions If you were formerly a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizen or resident alien, these rules may not apply. Military tax questions See Expatriation Tax, later, in this chapter. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Whether you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States depends on the nature of your activities. Military tax questions The discussions that follow will help you determine whether you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Certain compensation paid to a nonresident alien by a foreign employer is not included in gross income. Military tax questions For more information, see Services Performed for Foreign Employer in chapter 3. Military tax questions Other Trade or Business Activities Other examples of being engaged in a trade or business in the United States follow. Military tax questions Students and trainees. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions The taxable part of any scholarship or fellowship grant that is U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source income is treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Military tax questions Business operations. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions Partnerships. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions Beneficiary of an estate or trust. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions Trading in stocks, securities, and commodities. Military tax questions   If your only U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions business activity is trading in stocks, securities, or commodities (including hedging transactions) through a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions resident broker or other agent, you are not engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Military tax questions   For transactions in stocks or securities, this applies to any nonresident alien, including a dealer or broker in stocks and securities. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions   This discussion does not apply if you have a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Trading for a nonresident alien's own account. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions business activity. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions   This does not apply to trading for your own account if you are a dealer in stocks, securities, or commodities. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Determine that based on the facts and circumstances in each case or under the rules given above in Trading in stocks, securities, and commodities . Military tax questions Effectively Connected Income If you are engaged in a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions In limited circumstances, some kinds of foreign source income may be treated as effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Military tax questions For a discussion of these rules, see Foreign Income , later. Military tax questions Investment Income Investment income from U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions sources that may or may not be treated as effectively connected with a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business generally falls into the following three categories. Military tax questions Fixed or determinable income (interest, dividends, rents, royalties, premiums, annuities, etc. Military tax questions ). Military tax questions Gains (some of which are considered capital gains) from the sale or exchange of the following types of property. Military tax questions Timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. Military tax questions Patents, copyrights, and similar property on which you receive contingent payments after October 4, 1966. Military tax questions Patents transferred before October 5, 1966. Military tax questions Original issue discount obligations. Military tax questions Capital gains (and losses). Military tax questions Use the two tests, described next, to determine whether an item of U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source income falling in one of the three categories above and received during the tax year is effectively connected with your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions If the tests indicate that the item of income is effectively connected, you must include it with your other effectively connected income. Military tax questions If the item of income is not effectively connected, include it with all other income discussed under The 30% Tax later, in this chapter. Military tax questions Asset-use test. Military tax questions   This test usually applies to income that is not directly produced by trade or business activities. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Business-activities test. Military tax questions   This test usually applies when income, gain, or loss comes directly from the active conduct of the trade or business. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Under this test, if the conduct of the U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business was a material factor in producing the income, the income is considered effectively connected. Military tax questions Personal Service Income You usually are engaged in a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business when you perform personal services in the United States. Military tax questions Personal service income you receive in a tax year in which you are engaged in a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business is effectively connected with a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Personal service income includes wages, salaries, commissions, fees, per diem allowances, and employee allowances and bonuses. Military tax questions The income may be paid to you in the form of cash, services, or property. Military tax questions If you are engaged in a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Pensions. Military tax questions   If you were a nonresident alien engaged in a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions This is true whether or not you are engaged in a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business in the year you receive the retirement pay. Military tax questions Transportation Income Transportation income (defined in chapter 2) is effectively connected if you meet both of the following conditions. Military tax questions You had a fixed place of business in the United States involved in earning the income. Military tax questions At least 90% of your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source transportation income is attributable to regularly scheduled transportation. Military tax questions “Fixed place of business” generally means a place, site, structure, or other similar facility through which you engage in a trade or business. Military tax questions “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. Military tax questions This definition applies to both scheduled and chartered air transportation. Military tax questions If you do not meet the two conditions above, the income is not effectively connected and is taxed at a 4% rate. Military tax questions See Transportation Tax, later, in this chapter. Military tax questions Business Profits and Losses and Sales Transactions All profits or losses from U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions A share of U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Real Property Gain or Loss Gains and losses from the sale or exchange of U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions You must treat the gain or loss as effectively connected with that trade or business. Military tax questions U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property interest. Military tax questions   This is any interest in real property located in the United States or the U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions Virgin Islands or any interest (other than as a creditor) in a domestic corporation that is a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property holding corporation. Military tax questions Real property includes the following. Military tax questions Land and unsevered natural products of the land, such as growing crops and timber, and mines, wells, and other natural deposits. Military tax questions Improvements on land, including buildings, other permanent structures, and their structural components. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property holding corporation. Military tax questions   A corporation is a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property holding corporation if the fair market value of the corporation's U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property interests are at least 50% of the total fair market value of: The corporation's U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions   Gain or loss on the sale of the stock in any domestic corporation is taxed as if you are engaged in a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business unless you establish that the corporation is not a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property holding corporation. Military tax questions   A U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions An interest in a foreign corporation owning U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property generally is not a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property interest unless the corporation chooses to be treated as a domestic corporation. Military tax questions Qualified investment entities. Military tax questions   Special rules apply to qualified investment entities (QIEs). Military tax questions A QIE is any real estate investment trust (REIT) or any regulated investment company (RIC) that is a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property holding corporation. Military tax questions    Generally, any distribution from a QIE to a shareholder that is attributable to gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property interest is treated as a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property gain by the shareholder receiving the distribution. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions A distribution that you do not treat as gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property interest is included in your gross income as a regular dividend. Military tax questions Note. Military tax questions Beginning January 1, 2014 (unless extended by legislation), a RIC that is a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Domestically controlled QIE. Military tax questions   The sale of an interest in a domestically controlled QIE is not the sale of a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property interest. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Wash sale. Military tax questions    If you dispose of an interest in a domestically controlled QIE in an applicable wash sale transaction, special rules apply. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions If this occurs, you are treated as having gain from the sale or exchange of a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property interest in an amount equal to the distribution made after June 15, 2006, that would have been treated as such gain. Military tax questions This also applies to any substitute dividend payment. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions Alternative minimum tax. Military tax questions   There may be a minimum tax on your net gain from the disposition of U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property interests. Military tax questions Figure the amount of this tax, if any, on Form 6251. Military tax questions Withholding of tax. Military tax questions   If you dispose of a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property interest, the buyer may have to withhold tax. Military tax questions See the discussion of Tax Withheld on Real Property Sales in chapter 8. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions The three kinds of foreign source income are listed below. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Income, gain, or loss from the sale outside the United States, through the U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Any foreign source income that is equivalent to any item of income described above is treated as effectively connected with a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions For example, foreign source interest and dividend equivalents are treated as U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizens and residents. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Example. Military tax questions Ted Richards, a nonresident alien, entered the United States in August 2012, to perform personal services in the U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions office of his overseas employer. Military tax questions He worked in the U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions office until December 25, 2012, but did not leave this country until January 11, 2013. Military tax questions On January 8, 2013, he received his final paycheck for services performed in the United States during 2012. Military tax questions All of Ted's income during his stay here is U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source income. Military tax questions During 2012, Ted was engaged in the trade or business of performing personal services in the United States. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions The salary payment Ted received in January 2013 is U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source income to him in 2013. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Real property income. Military tax questions   You may be able to choose to treat all income from real property as effectively connected. Military tax questions See Income From Real Property , later, in this chapter. Military tax questions The 30% Tax Tax at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate applies to certain items of income or gains from U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions sources but only if the items are not effectively connected with your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions Fixed or Determinable Income The 30% (or lower treaty) rate applies to the gross amount of U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source fixed or determinable annual or periodic gains, profits, or income. Military tax questions Income is fixed when it is paid in amounts known ahead of time. Military tax questions Income is determinable whenever there is a basis for figuring the amount to be paid. Military tax questions Income can be periodic if it is paid from time to time. Military tax questions It does not have to be paid annually or at regular intervals. Military tax questions Income can be determinable or periodic even if the length of time during which the payments are made is increased or decreased. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Other items of income, such as royalties, also may be subject to the 30% tax. Military tax questions Some fixed or determinable income may be exempt from U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions tax. Military tax questions See chapter 3 if you are not sure whether the income is taxable. Military tax questions Original issue discount (OID). Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions The amount of OID is the difference between the stated redemption price at maturity and the issue price of the debt instrument. Military tax questions The 30% tax applies in the following circumstances. Military tax questions You received a payment on a debt instrument. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions But the tax on the OID cannot be more than the payment minus the tax on the interest payment on the debt instrument. Military tax questions You sold or exchanged the debt instrument. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions   Report on your return the amount of OID shown on Form 1042-S, Foreign Person's U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions Source Income Subject to Withholding, if you bought the debt instrument at original issue. Military tax questions However, you must recompute your proper share of OID shown on Form 1042-S if any of the following apply. Military tax questions You bought the debt instrument at a premium or paid an acquisition premium. Military tax questions The debt instrument is a stripped bond or a stripped coupon (including zero coupon instruments backed by U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions Treasury securities). Military tax questions The debt instrument is a contingent payment or inflation-indexed debt instrument. Military tax questions For the definition of premium and acquisition premium and instructions on how to recompute OID, get Publication 1212. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions See chapter 12. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business and is not exempted by treaty. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Nonresident aliens are taxed at graduated rates on net gambling income won in the United States that is effectively connected with a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions Social Security Benefits A nonresident alien must include 85% of any U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions social security benefit (and the social security equivalent part of a tier 1 railroad retirement benefit) in U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source fixed or determinable annual or periodic income. Military tax questions Social security benefits include monthly retirement, survivor, and disability benefits. Military tax questions This income is exempt under some tax treaties. Military tax questions See Table 1 in Publication 901, U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions Tax Treaties, for a list of tax treaties that exempt U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions social security benefits from U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions tax. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions They apply even if you are engaged in a trade or business in the United States. Military tax questions These rules do not apply to the sale or exchange of a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions real property interest or to the sale of any property that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. Military tax questions See Real Property Gain or Loss , earlier, under Effectively Connected Income. Military tax questions A capital asset is everything you own except: Inventory. Military tax questions Business accounts or notes receivable. Military tax questions Depreciable property used in a trade or business. Military tax questions Real property used in a trade or business. Military tax questions Supplies regularly used in a trade or business. Military tax questions Certain copyrights, literary or musical or artistic compositions, letters or memoranda, or similar property. Military tax questions Certain U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions government publications. Military tax questions Certain commodities derivative financial instruments held by a commodities derivatives dealer. Military tax questions Hedging transactions. Military tax questions A capital gain is a gain on the sale or exchange of a capital asset. Military tax questions A capital loss is a loss on the sale or exchange of a capital asset. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions currency at the rate of exchange prevailing as of the date of the purchase and date of the sale, respectively. Military tax questions You may want to read Publication 544. Military tax questions However, use Publication 544 only to determine what is a sale or exchange of a capital asset, or what is treated as such. Military tax questions Specific tax treatment that applies to U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizens or residents generally does not apply to you. Military tax questions The following gains are subject to the 30% (or lower treaty) rate without regard to the 183-day rule, discussed later. Military tax questions Gains on the disposal of timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. Military tax questions Gains on contingent payments received from the sale or exchange of patents, copyrights, and similar property after October 4, 1966. Military tax questions Gains on certain transfers of all substantial rights to, or an undivided interest in, patents if the transfers were made before October 5, 1966. Military tax questions Gains on the sale or exchange of original issue discount obligations. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions See Income From Real Property , later. Military tax questions 183-day rule. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions For purposes of the 30% (or lower treaty) rate, net gain is the excess of your capital gains from U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions sources over your capital losses from U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions sources. Military tax questions This rule applies even if any of the transactions occurred while you were not in the United States. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business during the year and the gains and losses were effectively connected with that trade or business during the tax year. Military tax questions   In arriving at your net gain, do not take the following into consideration. Military tax questions The four types of gains listed earlier. Military tax questions The deduction for a capital loss carryover. Military tax questions Capital losses in excess of capital gains. Military tax questions Exclusion for gain from the sale or exchange of qualified small business stock (section 1202 exclusion). Military tax questions Losses from the sale or exchange of property held for personal use. Military tax questions However, losses resulting from casualties or thefts may be deductible on Schedule A (Form 1040NR). Military tax questions See Itemized Deductions in chapter 5. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions Also, you must file your tax return on a calendar-year basis. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions Reporting. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Attach them to Form 1040NR. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions This includes income from rents, royalties from mines, oil or gas wells, or other natural resources. Military tax questions It also includes gains from the sale or exchange of timber, coal, or domestic iron ore with a retained economic interest. Military tax questions You can make this choice only for real property income that is not otherwise effectively connected with your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions This choice does not treat a nonresident alien, who is not otherwise engaged in a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business, as being engaged in a trade or business in the United States during the year. Military tax questions Example. Military tax questions You are a nonresident alien and are not engaged in a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions You own a single-family house in the United States that you rent out. Military tax questions Your rental income for the year is $10,000. Military tax questions This is your only U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source income. Military tax questions As discussed earlier under The 30% Tax, the rental income is subject to a tax at a 30% (or lower treaty) rate. Military tax questions You received a Form 1042-S showing that your tenants properly withheld this tax from the rental income. Military tax questions You do not have to file a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions tax return (Form 1040NR) because your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions tax liability is satisfied by the withholding of tax. Military tax questions If you make the choice discussed earlier, you can offset the $10,000 income by certain rental expenses. Military tax questions (See Publication 527, Residential Rental Property, for information on rental expenses. Military tax questions ) Any resulting net income is taxed at graduated rates. Military tax questions If you make this choice, report the rental income and expenses on Schedule E (Form 1040) and attach the schedule to Form 1040NR. Military tax questions For the first year you make the choice, also attach the statement discussed next. Military tax questions Making the choice. Military tax questions   Make the initial choice by attaching a statement to your return, or amended return, for the year of the choice. Military tax questions Include the following in your statement. Military tax questions That you are making the choice. Military tax questions Whether the choice is under Internal Revenue Code section 871(d) (explained earlier) or a tax treaty. Military tax questions A complete list of all your real property, or any interest in real property, located in the United States. Military tax questions Give the legal identification of U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions timber, coal, or iron ore in which you have an interest. Military tax questions The extent of your ownership in the property. Military tax questions The location of the property. Military tax questions A description of any major improvements to the property. Military tax questions The dates you owned the property. Military tax questions Your income from the property. Military tax questions Details of any previous choices and revocations of the real property income choice. Military tax questions   This choice stays in effect for all later tax years unless you revoke it. Military tax questions Revoking the choice. Military tax questions   You can revoke the choice without IRS approval by filing Form 1040X, Amended U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions Individual Income Tax Return, for the year you made the choice and for later tax years. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions If this time period has expired for the year of choice, you cannot revoke the choice for that year. Military tax questions However, you may revoke the choice for later tax years only if you have IRS approval. Military tax questions For information on how to get IRS approval, see Regulation section 1. Military tax questions 871-10(d)(2). Military tax questions 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 . Military tax questions If you receive transportation income subject to the 4% tax, you should figure the tax and show it on line 57 of Form 1040NR. Military tax questions Attach a statement to your return that includes the following information (if applicable). Military tax questions Your name, taxpayer identification number, and tax year. Military tax questions A description of the types of services performed (whether on or off board). Military tax questions Names of vessels or registration numbers of aircraft on which you performed the services. Military tax questions Amount of U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source transportation income derived from each type of service for each vessel or aircraft for the calendar year. Military tax questions Total amount of U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source transportation income derived from all types of services for the calendar year. Military tax questions This 4% tax applies to your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source gross transportation income. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions For transportation income from personal services, the transportation must be between the United States and a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions possession. Military tax questions For personal services of a nonresident alien, this only applies to income derived from, or in connection with, an aircraft. Military tax questions Interrupted Period of Residence You are subject to tax under a special rule if you interrupt your period of U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions residence with a period of nonresidence. Military tax questions The special rule applies if you meet all of the following conditions. Military tax questions You were a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions resident for a period that includes at least 3 consecutive calendar years. Military tax questions You were a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions resident for at least 183 days in each of those years. Military tax questions You ceased to be treated as a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions resident. Military tax questions You then again became a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions resident before the end of the third calendar year after the end of the period described in (1) above. Military tax questions Under this special rule, you are subject to tax on your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Example. Military tax questions John Willow, a citizen of New Zealand, entered the United States on April 1, 2008, as a lawful permanent resident. Military tax questions On August 1, 2010, John ceased to be a lawful permanent resident and returned to New Zealand. Military tax questions 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). Military tax questions He returned to the United States on October 5, 2013, as a lawful permanent resident. Military tax questions 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). Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Reporting requirements. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions The return is due by the due date (including extensions) for filing your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions income tax return for the year that you again become a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions resident. Military tax questions If you already filed returns for that period, you must file amended returns. Military tax questions You must attach a statement to your return that identifies the source of all of your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions and foreign gross income and the items of income subject to this special rule. Military tax questions Expatriation Tax The expatriation tax provisions apply to U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizens who have renounced their citizenship and long-term residents who have ended their residency. Military tax questions The rules that apply are based on the dates of expatriation, which are described in the following sections. Military tax questions Expatriation Before June 4, 2004. Military tax questions Expatriation After June 3, 2004, and Before June 17, 2008. Military tax questions Expatriation After June 16, 2008. Military tax questions Long-term resident defined. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions taxes. Military tax questions Unless you received a ruling from the IRS that you did not expatriate to avoid U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions The amounts above are adjusted for inflation if your expatriation action is after 1997 (see Table 4-1). Military tax questions Table 4-1. Military tax questions Inflation-Adjusted Amounts for Expatriation Actions Before June 4, 2004 IF you expatriated during . Military tax questions . Military tax questions . Military tax questions   THEN the rules outlined on this page apply if . Military tax questions . Military tax questions . Military tax questions     Your 5-year average annual net income tax was more than . Military tax questions . Military tax questions . Military tax questions OR Your net worth equaled or exceeded . Military tax questions . Military tax questions . Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Reporting requirements. Military tax questions   If you lost your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizenship, you should have filed Form 8854 with a consular office or a federal court at the time of loss of citizenship. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions   Your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Penalties. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions The penalty will not be imposed if you can show that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not willful neglect. Military tax questions Expatriation tax. Military tax questions   The expatriation tax applies to the 10-year period following the date of expatriation or termination of residency. Military tax questions It is figured in the same way as for those expatriating after June 3, 2004, and before June 17, 2008. Military tax questions See How To Figure the Expatriation Tax (If You Expatriated Before June 17, 2008) in the next section. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions $127,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2005. Military tax questions $131,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2006. Military tax questions $136,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2007. Military tax questions $139,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2008. Military tax questions Your net worth is $2 million or more on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Military tax questions You fail to certify on Form 8854 that you have complied with all U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions federal tax obligations for the 5 tax years preceding the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Military tax questions Exception for dual-citizens and certain minors. Military tax questions   Certain dual-citizens and certain minors (defined next) are not subject to the expatriation tax even if they meet (1) or (2) earlier. Military tax questions However, they still must provide the certification required in (3). Military tax questions Certain dual-citizens. Military tax questions   You may qualify for the exception described above if all of the following apply. Military tax questions You became at birth a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizen and a citizen of another country and you continue to be a citizen of that other country. Military tax questions You were never a resident alien of the United States (as defined in chapter 1). Military tax questions You never held a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions passport. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizenship. Military tax questions Certain minors. Military tax questions   You may qualify for the exception described above if you meet all of the following requirements. Military tax questions You became a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizen at birth. Military tax questions Neither of your parents was a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizen at the time of your birth. Military tax questions You expatriated before you were 18½. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Tax consequences of presence in the United States. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions Instead, you are treated as a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizen or resident and taxed on your worldwide income for that tax year. Military tax questions You must file Form 1040, 1040A, or 1040EZ and figure your tax as prescribed in the instructions for those forms. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions You have ties with other countries. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions See Exempt individual and Medical condition in chapter 1 under Substantial Presence Test, but disregard the information about Form 8843. Military tax questions Related employer. Military tax questions   If your employer in the United States is any of the following, then your employer is related to you. Military tax questions You must count any days you performed services in the United States for that employer as days of presence in the United States. Military tax questions Members of your family. Military tax questions This includes only your brothers and sisters, half-brothers and half-sisters, spouse, ancestors (parents, grandparents, etc. Military tax questions ), and lineal descendants (children, grandchildren, etc. Military tax questions ). Military tax questions A partnership in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% of the capital interest or the profits interest. Military tax questions A corporation in which you directly or indirectly own more than 50% in value of the outstanding stock. Military tax questions (See Publication 550, chapter 4, Constructive ownership of stock, for how to determine whether you directly or indirectly own outstanding stock. Military tax questions ) 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. Military tax questions Date of tax expatriation. Military tax questions   For purposes of U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions tax rules, the date of your expatriation or termination of residency is the later of the dates on which you perform the following actions. Military tax questions You notify either the Department of State or the Department of Homeland Security (whichever is appropriate) of your expatriating act or termination of residency. Military tax questions You file Form 8854 in accordance with the form instructions. Military tax questions Annual return. Military tax questions   If the expatriation tax applies to you, you must file Form 8854 each year during the 10-year period following the date of expatriation. Military tax questions You must file this form even if you owe no U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions tax. Military tax questions Penalty. Military tax questions   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. Military tax questions You will not have to pay a penalty if you show that the failure is due to reasonable cause and not to willful neglect. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions trade or business. Military tax questions For this purpose, U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions domestic corporation, and Debt obligations of U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions persons or of the United States, a state or political subdivision thereof, or the District of Columbia. Military tax questions U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions The income or gain is considered U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source gross income in the tax year of the exchange unless you enter into a gain recognition agreement under Notice 97-19. Military tax questions Other information. Military tax questions   For more information on the expatriation tax provisions, including exceptions to the tax and special U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions source rules, see section 877 of the Internal Revenue Code. Military tax questions Expatriation Tax Return If you expatriated or terminated your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions residency, or you are subject to the expatriation tax, you must file Form 8854, Initial and Annual Expatriation Statement. Military tax questions Attach it to Form 1040NR if you are required to file that form. Military tax questions If you are present in the United States following your expatriation and are subject to tax as a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizen or resident, file Form 8854 with Form 1040. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions $145,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2009 or 2010. Military tax questions $147,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2011. Military tax questions $151,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2012. Military tax questions $155,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2013. Military tax questions Your net worth is $2 million or more on the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Military tax questions You fail to certify on Form 8854 that you have complied with all U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions federal tax obligations for the 5 years preceding the date of your expatriation or termination of residency. Military tax questions Exception for dual-citizens and certain minors. Military tax questions   Certain dual-citizens and certain minors (defined next) are not subject to the expatriation tax even if they meet (1) or (2) above. Military tax questions However, they still must provide the certification required in (3) above. Military tax questions Certain dual-citizens. Military tax questions   You may qualify for the exception described above if both of the following apply. Military tax questions You became at birth a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions For the purpose of determining U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions residency, use the substantial presence test described in chapter 1. Military tax questions Certain minors. Military tax questions   You may qualify for the exception described earlier if you meet both of the following requirements. Military tax questions You expatriated before you were 18½. Military tax questions You have been a resident of the United States for not more than 10 tax years before the expatriation occurs. Military tax questions For the purpose of determining U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions residency, use the substantial presence test described in chapter 1. Military tax questions Expatriation date. Military tax questions   Your expatriation date is the date you relinquish U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizenship (in the case of a former citizen) or terminate your long-term residency (in the case of a former U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions resident). Military tax questions Former U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizen. Military tax questions   You are considered to have relinquished your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions citizenship on the earliest of the following dates. Military tax questions The date you renounced U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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). Military tax questions The date you furnished to the State Department a signed statement of voluntary relinquishment of U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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). Military tax questions The date the State Department issued a certificate of loss of nationality. Military tax questions The date that a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions court canceled your certificate of naturalization. Military tax questions Former long-term resident. Military tax questions   You are considered to have terminated your long-term residency on the earliest of the following dates. Military tax questions The date you voluntarily relinquished your lawful permanent resident status by filing Department of Homeland Security Form I-407 with a U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions consular or immigration officer, and the Department of Homeland Security determined that you have, in fact, abandoned your lawful permanent resident status. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions See Effect of Tax Treaties in chapter 1 for more information about dual residents. Military tax questions 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”). Military tax questions This applies to most types of property interests you held on the date of relinquishment of citizenship or termination of residency. Military tax questions But see Exceptions , later. Military tax questions Gains arising from deemed sales must be taken into account for the tax year of the deemed sale without regard to other U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions internal revenue laws. Military tax questions Losses from deemed sales must be taken into account to the extent otherwise provided under U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions internal revenue laws. Military tax questions However, Internal Revenue Code section 1091 (relating to the disallowance of losses on wash sales of stock and securities) does not apply. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions $626,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2009. Military tax questions $627,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2010. Military tax questions $636,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2011. Military tax questions $651,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2012. Military tax questions $668,000 if you expatriated or terminated residency in 2013. Military tax questions Exceptions. Military tax questions   The mark-to-market tax does not apply to the following. Military tax questions Eligible deferred compensation items. Military tax questions Ineligible deferred compensation items. Military tax questions Interests in nongrantor trusts. Military tax questions Specified tax deferred accounts. Military tax questions Instead, items (1) and (3) may be subject to withholding at source. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions See paragraphs (d), (e), and (f) of section 877A for more information. Military tax questions Expatriation Tax Return If you expatriated or terminated your U. Military tax questions S. Military tax questions 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. Military tax questions Attach it to Form 1040 or Form 1040NR if you are required to file either of those forms. Military tax questions Deferral of payment of mark-to-market tax. Military tax questions   You can make an irrevocable election to defer payment of the mark-to-market tax imposed on the deemed sale of property. Military tax questions If you make this election, the following rules apply. Military tax questions You can make the election on a property-by-property basis. Military tax questions The deferred tax attributable to a particular property is due on the return for the tax year in which you dispose of the property. Military tax questions Interest is charged for the period the tax is deferred. 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