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As a nonresident, do I need to file a US tax return?

In many cases, yes! If you had US income during the year, then you usually need to file a US tax return. This is often true even if the amount of income was small. The most common types of US income include: Rental income [...]

By |2020-02-14T16:00:21-05:00January 15th, 2020|

How does the US define a nonresident?

If you are an alien (not a US citizen), you are considered a nonresident alien unless you meet one of two tests: The green card test or The Substantial Presence Test for the calendar year (January 1-December 31). For details on how these tests [...]

By |2020-02-14T16:01:47-05:00January 15th, 2020|

Can I file a joint US tax return with my spouse?

US nonresident tax returns (Form 1040NR) do not allow you to file jointly. However, if your spouse is a US tax resident and you wish to file jointly, you can make a special election to be treated as a US tax resident. Then, you [...]

By |2020-01-15T12:01:05-05:00January 15th, 2020|
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