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Myfreetaxes com   A housing fringe benefit does not include: Deductible interest and taxes (including deductible interest and taxes of a tenant-stockholder in a cooperative housing corporation), The cost of buying property, including principal payments on a mortgage, The cost of domestic labor (maids, gardeners, etc. Myfreetaxes com ), Pay television subscriptions, Improvements and other expenses that increase the value or appreciably prolong the life of property, Purchased furniture or accessories, Depreciation or amortization of property or improvements, The value of meals or lodging that you exclude from gross income, or The value of meals or lodging that you deduct as moving expenses. Myfreetaxes com Education. Myfreetaxes com   The source of an education fringe benefit for the education expenses of your dependents is determined based on the location of your principal place of work. 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Myfreetaxes com The amount treated as a local transportation fringe benefit is limited to actual expenses incurred for local transportation and the fair rental value of any employer-provided vehicle used predominantly by you, your spouse, or your dependents for local transportation. Myfreetaxes com Actual expenses do not include the cost (including interest) of any vehicle purchased by you or on your behalf. Myfreetaxes com Tax reimbursement. Myfreetaxes com   The source of a tax reimbursement fringe benefit is determined based on the location of the jurisdiction that imposed the tax for which you are reimbursed. Myfreetaxes com Moving expense reimbursement. Myfreetaxes com   The source of a moving expense reimbursement is generally based on the location of your new principal place of work. Myfreetaxes com However, the source is determined based on the location of your former principal place of work if you provide sufficient evidence that such determination of source is more appropriate under the facts and circumstances of your case. Myfreetaxes com Sufficient evidence generally requires an agreement between you and your employer, or a written statement of company policy, which is reduced to writing before the move and which is entered into or established to induce you or other employees to move to another country. Myfreetaxes com The written statement or agreement must state that your employer will reimburse you for moving expenses that you incur to return to your former principal place of work regardless of whether you continue to work for your employer after returning to that location. 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Myfreetaxes com agent. Myfreetaxes com Payments made by an entity designated as a public international organization under the International Organizations Immunities Act are from foreign sources. Myfreetaxes com Activities to be performed outside the United States. Myfreetaxes com   Scholarships, fellowship grants, targeted grants, and achievement awards received by nonresident aliens for activities performed, or to be performed, outside the United States are not U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com source income. Myfreetaxes com    These rules do not apply to amounts paid as salary or other compensation for services. Myfreetaxes com See Personal Services, earlier, for the source rules that apply. Myfreetaxes com Pensions and Annuities If you receive a pension from a domestic trust for services performed both in and outside the United States, part of the pension payment is from U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com sources. 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Myfreetaxes com   The income from the sale of products of any farm, mine, oil or gas well, other natural deposit, or timber located in the United States and sold in a foreign country, or located in a foreign country and sold in the United States, is partly from sources in the United States. Myfreetaxes com For information on determining that part, see section 1. Myfreetaxes com 863-1(b) of the regulations. Myfreetaxes com Table 2-1. Myfreetaxes com Summary of Source Rules for Income of Nonresident Aliens Item of income Factor determining source Salaries, wages, other compensation Where services performed Business income:   Personal services Where services performed Sale of inventory—purchased Where sold Sale of inventory—produced Allocation Interest Residence of payer Dividends Whether a U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com or foreign corporation* Rents Location of property Royalties:   Natural resources Location of property Patents, copyrights, etc. Myfreetaxes com Where property is used Sale of real property Location of property Sale of personal property Seller's tax home (but see Personal Property , later, for exceptions) Pension distributions attributable to contributions Where services were performed that earned the pension Investment earnings on pension contributions Location of pension trust Sale of natural resources Allocation based on fair market value of product at export terminal. Myfreetaxes com For more information, see section 1. Myfreetaxes com 863-1(b) of the regulations. Myfreetaxes com *Exceptions include: a) Dividends paid by a U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com corporation are foreign source if the corporation elects the  American Samoa economic development credit. Myfreetaxes com  b) Part of a dividend paid by a foreign corporation is U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com source if at least 25% of the  corporation's gross income is effectively connected with a U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com trade or business for the  3 tax years before the year in which the dividends are declared. Myfreetaxes com Personal Property Personal property is property, such as machinery, equipment, or furniture, that is not real property. Myfreetaxes com Gain or loss from the sale or exchange of personal property generally has its source in the United States if you have a tax home in the United States. Myfreetaxes com If you do not have a tax home in the United States, the gain or loss generally is considered to be from sources outside the United States. Myfreetaxes com Tax home. Myfreetaxes com   Your tax home is the general area of your main place of business, employment, or post of duty, regardless of where you maintain your family home. Myfreetaxes com Your tax home is the place where you permanently or indefinitely work as an employee or a self-employed individual. Myfreetaxes com If you do not have a regular or main place of business because of the nature of your work, then your tax home is the place where you regularly live. Myfreetaxes com If you do not fit either of these categories, you are considered an itinerant and your tax home is wherever you work. Myfreetaxes com Inventory property. Myfreetaxes com   Inventory property is personal property that is stock in trade or that is held primarily for sale to customers in the ordinary course of your trade or business. Myfreetaxes com Income from the sale of inventory that you purchased is sourced where the property is sold. Myfreetaxes com Generally, this is where title to the property passes to the buyer. Myfreetaxes com For example, income from the sale of inventory in the United States is U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com source income, whether you purchased it in the United States or in a foreign country. Myfreetaxes com   Income from the sale of inventory property that you produced in the United States and sold outside the United States (or vice versa) is partly from sources in the United States and partly from sources outside the United States. Myfreetaxes com For information on making this allocation, see section 1. Myfreetaxes com 863-3 of the regulations. Myfreetaxes com   These rules apply even if your tax home is not in the United States. Myfreetaxes com Depreciable property. Myfreetaxes com   To determine the source of any gain from the sale of depreciable personal property, you must first figure the part of the gain that is not more than the total depreciation adjustments on the property. Myfreetaxes com You allocate this part of the gain to sources in the United States based on the ratio of U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com depreciation adjustments to total depreciation adjustments. Myfreetaxes com The rest of this part of the gain is considered to be from sources outside the United States. Myfreetaxes com   For this purpose, “U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com depreciation adjustments” are the depreciation adjustments to the basis of the property that are allowable in figuring taxable income from U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com sources. Myfreetaxes com However, if the property is used predominantly in the United States during a tax year, all depreciation deductions allowable for that year are treated as U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com depreciation adjustments. Myfreetaxes com But there are some exceptions for certain transportation, communications, and other property used internationally. Myfreetaxes com   Gain from the sale of depreciable property that is more than the total depreciation adjustments on the property is sourced as if the property were inventory property, as discussed above. Myfreetaxes com   A loss is sourced in the same way as the depreciation deductions were sourced. Myfreetaxes com However, if the property was used predominantly in the United States, the entire loss reduces U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com source income. Myfreetaxes com   The basis of property usually means the cost (money plus the fair market value of other property or services) of property you acquire. Myfreetaxes com Depreciation is an amount deducted to recover the cost or other basis of a trade or business asset. Myfreetaxes com The amount you can deduct depends on the property's cost, when you began using the property, how long it will take to recover your cost, and which depreciation method you use. Myfreetaxes com A depreciation deduction is any deduction for depreciation or amortization or any other allowable deduction that treats a capital expenditure as a deductible expense. Myfreetaxes com Intangible property. Myfreetaxes com   Intangible property includes patents, copyrights, secret processes or formulas, goodwill, trademarks, trade names, or other like property. Myfreetaxes com The gain from the sale of amortizable or depreciable intangible property, up to the previously allowable amortization or depreciation deductions, is sourced in the same way as the original deductions were sourced. Myfreetaxes com This is the same as the source rule for gain from the sale of depreciable property. Myfreetaxes com See Depreciable property , earlier, for details on how to apply this rule. Myfreetaxes com   Gain in excess of the amortization or depreciation deductions is sourced in the country where the property is used if the income from the sale is contingent on the productivity, use, or disposition of that property. Myfreetaxes com If the income is not contingent on the productivity, use, or disposition of the property, the income is sourced according to your tax home as discussed earlier. Myfreetaxes com If payments for goodwill do not depend on its productivity, use, or disposition, their source is the country in which the goodwill was generated. Myfreetaxes com Sales through offices or fixed places of business. Myfreetaxes com   Despite any of the earlier rules, if you do not have a tax home in the United States, but you maintain an office or other fixed place of business in the United States, treat the income from any sale of personal property (including inventory property) that is attributable to that office or place of business as U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com source income. Myfreetaxes com However, this rule does not apply to sales of inventory property for use, disposition, or consumption outside the United States if your office or other fixed place of business outside the United States materially participated in the sale. Myfreetaxes com   If you have a tax home in the United States but maintain an office or other fixed place of business outside the United States, income from sales of personal property, other than inventory, depreciable property, or intangibles, that is attributable to that foreign office or place of business may be treated as U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com source income. Myfreetaxes com The income is treated as U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com source income if an income tax of less than 10% of the income from the sale is paid to a foreign country. Myfreetaxes com This rule also applies to losses if the foreign country would have imposed an income tax of less than 10% had the sale resulted in a gain. Myfreetaxes com Community Income If you are married and you or your spouse is subject to the community property laws of a foreign country, a U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com state, or a U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com possession, you generally must follow those laws to determine the income of yourself and your spouse for U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com tax purposes. Myfreetaxes com But you must disregard certain community property laws if: Both you and your spouse are nonresident aliens, or One of you is a nonresident alien and the other is a U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com citizen or resident and you do not both choose to be treated as U. Myfreetaxes com S. Myfreetaxes com residents as explained in chapter 1. Myfreetaxes com In these cases, you and your spouse must report community income as explained later. Myfreetaxes com Earned income. Myfreetaxes com   Earned income of a spouse, other than trade or business income and a partner's distributive share of partnership income, is treated as the income of the spouse whose services produced the income. Myfreetaxes com That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. Myfreetaxes com Trade or business income. Myfreetaxes com   Trade or business income, other than a partner's distributive share of partnership income, is treated as the income of the spouse carrying on the trade or business. Myfreetaxes com That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. Myfreetaxes com Partnership income (or loss). Myfreetaxes com   A partner's distributive share of partnership income (or loss) is treated as the income (or loss) of the partner. Myfreetaxes com The partner must report all of it on his or her separate return. Myfreetaxes com Separate property income. Myfreetaxes com   Income derived from the separate property of one spouse (and which is not earned income, trade or business income, or partnership distributive share income) is treated as the income of that spouse. Myfreetaxes com That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. Myfreetaxes com Use the appropriate community property law to determine what is separate property. Myfreetaxes com Other community income. Myfreetaxes com   All other community income is treated as provided by the applicable community property laws. Myfreetaxes com Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications