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State tax return free filing 2. State tax return free filing   Source of Income Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Resident Aliens Nonresident AliensInterest Income Dividends Guarantee of Indebtedness Personal Services Transportation Income Scholarships, Grants, Prizes, and Awards Pensions and Annuities Rents or Royalties Real Property Personal Property Community Income Introduction After you have determined your alien status, you must determine the source of your income. State tax return free filing This chapter will help you determine the source of different types of income you may receive during the tax year. State tax return free filing This chapter also discusses special rules for married individuals who are domiciled in a country with community property laws. State tax return free filing Topics - This chapter discusses: Income source rules, and Community income. State tax return free filing Resident Aliens A resident alien's income is generally subject to tax in the same manner as a U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing citizen. State tax return free filing If you are a resident alien, you must report all interest, dividends, wages, or other compensation for services, income from rental property or royalties, and other types of income on your U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing tax return. State tax return free filing You must report these amounts from sources within and outside the United States. State tax return free filing Nonresident Aliens A nonresident alien usually is subject to U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing income tax only on U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income. State tax return free filing Under limited circumstances, certain foreign source income is subject to U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing tax. State tax return free filing See Foreign Income in chapter 4. State tax return free filing The general rules for determining U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income that apply to most nonresident aliens are shown in Table 2-1. State tax return free filing The following discussions cover the general rules as well as the exceptions to these rules. State tax return free filing Not all items of U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income are taxable. State tax return free filing See chapter 3. State tax return free filing Interest Income Generally, U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source interest income includes the following items. State tax return free filing Interest on bonds, notes, or other interest-bearing obligations of U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing residents or domestic corporations. State tax return free filing Interest paid by a domestic or foreign partnership or foreign corporation engaged in a U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing trade or business at any time during the tax year. State tax return free filing Original issue discount. State tax return free filing Interest from a state, the District of Columbia, or the U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing Government. State tax return free filing The place or manner of payment is immaterial in determining the source of the income. State tax return free filing A substitute interest payment made to the transferor of a security in a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is sourced in the same manner as the interest on the transferred security. State tax return free filing Exceptions. State tax return free filing   U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source interest income does not include the following items. State tax return free filing Interest paid by a resident alien or a domestic corporation on obligations issued before August 10, 2010, if for the 3-year period ending with the close of the payer's tax year preceding the interest payment, at least 80% of the payer's total gross income: Is from sources outside the United States, and Is attributable to the active conduct of a trade or business by the individual or corporation in a foreign country or a U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing possession. State tax return free filing However, the interest will be considered U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source interest income if either of the following apply. State tax return free filing The recipient of the interest is related to the resident alien or domestic corporation. State tax return free filing See section 954(d)(3) for the definition of related person. State tax return free filing The terms of the obligation are significantly modified after August 9, 2010. State tax return free filing Any extension of the term of the obligation is considered a significant modification. State tax return free filing Interest paid by a foreign branch of a domestic corporation or a domestic partnership on deposits or withdrawable accounts with mutual savings banks, cooperative banks, credit unions, domestic building and loan associations, and other savings institutions chartered and supervised as savings and loan or similar associations under federal or state law if the interest paid or credited can be deducted by the association. State tax return free filing Interest on deposits with a foreign branch of a domestic corporation or domestic partnership, but only if the branch is in the commercial banking business. State tax return free filing Dividends In most cases, dividend income received from domestic corporations is U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income. State tax return free filing Dividend income from foreign corporations is usually foreign source income. State tax return free filing Exceptions to both of these rules are discussed below. State tax return free filing A substitute dividend payment made to the transferor of a security in a securities lending transaction or a sale-repurchase transaction is sourced in the same manner as a distribution on the transferred security. State tax return free filing Dividend equivalent payments. State tax return free filing   U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source dividends also include all dividend equivalent payments. State tax return free filing Dividend equivalent payments include substitute dividends, payments made pursuant to a specified notional principal contract, and all similar payments that, directly or indirectly, are contingent on or determined by reference to, the payment of a dividend from U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing sources. State tax return free filing    The Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations that would affect the treatment of dividend equivalent payments and specified notional principal contracts. State tax return free filing You can view this regulation at www. State tax return free filing irs. State tax return free filing gov/irb/2013-52_IRB/ar08. State tax return free filing html. State tax return free filing First exception. State tax return free filing   Dividends received from a domestic corporation are not U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income if the corporation elects to take the American Samoa economic development credit. State tax return free filing Second exception. State tax return free filing   Part of the dividends received from a foreign corporation is U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income if 25% or more of its total gross income for the 3-year period ending with the close of its tax year preceding the declaration of dividends was effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States. State tax return free filing If the corporation was formed less than 3 years before the declaration, use its total gross income from the time it was formed. State tax return free filing Determine the part that is U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income by multiplying the dividend by the following fraction. State tax return free filing   Foreign corporation's gross income connected with a U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing trade or business for the 3-year period     Foreign corporation's gross income from all sources for that period   Guarantee of Indebtedness Certain amounts received directly or indirectly, for the provision of a guarantee of indebtedness issued after September 27, 2010, are U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income. State tax return free filing They must be paid by a noncorporate resident or U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing corporation or by any foreign person if the amounts are effectively connected with the conduct of a U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing trade or business. State tax return free filing For more information, see Internal Revenue Code sections 861(a)(9) and 862(a)(9). State tax return free filing Personal Services All wages and any other compensation for services performed in the United States are considered to be from sources in the United States. State tax return free filing The only exceptions to this rule are discussed in chapter 3 under Employees of foreign persons, organizations, or offices, and under Crew members. State tax return free filing If you are an employee and receive compensation for labor or personal services performed both inside and outside the United States, special rules apply in determining the source of the compensation. State tax return free filing Compensation (other than certain fringe benefits) is sourced on a time basis. State tax return free filing Certain fringe benefits (such as housing and education) are sourced on a geographical basis. State tax return free filing Or, you may be permitted to use an alternative basis to determine the source of compensation. State tax return free filing See Alternative Basis , later. State tax return free filing Multi-level marketing. State tax return free filing   Certain companies sell products through a multi-level marketing arrangement, such that an upper-tier distributor, who has sponsored a lower-tier distributor, is entitled to a payment from the company based on certain activities of that lower-tier distributor. State tax return free filing Generally, depending on the facts, payments from such multi-level marketing companies to independent (non-employee) distributors (upper-tier distributors) that are based on the sales or purchases of persons whom they have sponsored (lower-tier distributors) constitute income for the performance of personal services in recruiting, training, and supporting the lower-tier distributors. State tax return free filing The source of such income is generally based on where the services of the upper-tier distributor are performed, and may, depending on the facts, be considered multi-year compensation, with the source of income determined over the period to which such compensation is attributable. State tax return free filing Self-employed individuals. State tax return free filing   If you are self-employed, you determine the source of compensation for labor or personal services from self-employment on the basis that most correctly reflects the proper source of that income under the facts and circumstances of your particular case. State tax return free filing In many cases, the facts and circumstances will call for an apportionment on a time basis as explained next. State tax return free filing Time Basis Use a time basis to figure your U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source compensation (other than the fringe benefits discussed later). State tax return free filing Do this by multiplying your total compensation (other than the fringe benefits discussed later) by the following fraction:   Number of days you performed services in the United States during the year     Total number of days you performed services during the year   You can use a unit of time less than a day in the above fraction, if appropriate. State tax return free filing The time period for which the compensation is made does not have to be a year. State tax return free filing Instead, you can use another distinct, separate, and continuous time period if you can establish to the satisfaction of the IRS that this other period is more appropriate. State tax return free filing Example 1. State tax return free filing Christina Brooks, a resident of the Netherlands, worked 240 days for a U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing company during the tax year. State tax return free filing She received $80,000 in compensation. State tax return free filing None of it was for fringe benefits. State tax return free filing Christina performed services in the United States for 60 days and performed services in the Netherlands for 180 days. State tax return free filing Using the time basis for determining the source of compensation, $20,000 ($80,000 × 60/240) is her U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income. State tax return free filing Example 2. State tax return free filing Rob Waters, a resident of South Africa, is employed by a corporation. State tax return free filing His annual salary is $100,000. State tax return free filing None of it is for fringe benefits. State tax return free filing During the first quarter of the year he worked entirely within the United States. State tax return free filing On April 1, Rob was transferred to Singapore for the remainder of the year. State tax return free filing Rob is able to establish that the first quarter of the year and the last 3 quarters of the year are two separate, distinct, and continuous periods of time. State tax return free filing Accordingly, $25,000 of Rob's annual salary is attributable to the first quarter of the year (. State tax return free filing 25 × $100,000). State tax return free filing All of it is U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income because he worked entirely within the United States during that quarter. State tax return free filing The remaining $75,000 is attributable to the last three quarters of the year. State tax return free filing During those quarters, he worked 150 days in Singapore and 30 days in the United States. State tax return free filing His periodic performance of services in the United States did not result in distinct, separate, and continuous periods of time. State tax return free filing Of this $75,000, $12,500 ($75,000 × 30/180) is U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income. State tax return free filing Multi-year compensation. State tax return free filing   The source of multi-year compensation is generally determined on a time basis over the period to which the compensation is attributable. State tax return free filing Multi-year compensation is compensation that is included in your income in one tax year but that is attributable to a period that includes two or more tax years. State tax return free filing   You determine the period to which the compensation is attributable based on the facts and circumstances of your case. State tax return free filing For example, an amount of compensation that specifically relates to a period of time that includes several calendar years is attributable to the entire multi-year period. State tax return free filing   The amount of compensation treated as from U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing sources is figured by multiplying the total multi-year compensation by a fraction. State tax return free filing The numerator of the fraction is the number of days (or unit of time less than a day, if appropriate) that you performed labor or personal services in the United States in connection with the project. State tax return free filing The denominator of the fraction is the total number of days (or unit of time less than a day, if appropriate) that you performed labor or personal services in connection with the project. State tax return free filing Geographical Basis Compensation you receive as an employee in the form of the following fringe benefits is sourced on a geographical basis. State tax return free filing Housing. State tax return free filing Education. State tax return free filing Local transportation. State tax return free filing Tax reimbursement. State tax return free filing Hazardous or hardship duty pay as defined in Regulations section 1. State tax return free filing 861-4(b)(2)(ii)(D)(5). State tax return free filing Moving expense reimbursement. State tax return free filing The amount of fringe benefits must be reasonable and you must substantiate them by adequate records or by sufficient evidence. State tax return free filing Principal place of work. State tax return free filing   The above fringe benefits, except for tax reimbursement and hazardous or hardship duty pay, are sourced based on your principal place of work. State tax return free filing Your principal place of work is usually the place where you spend most of your working time. State tax return free filing This could be your office, plant, store, shop, or other location. State tax return free filing If there is no one place where you spend most of your working time, your main job location is the place where your work is centered, such as where you report for work or are otherwise required to “base” your work. State tax return free filing   If you have more than one job at any time, your main job location depends on the facts in each case. State tax return free filing The more important factors to be considered are: The total time you spend at each place, The amount of work you do at each place, and How much money you earn at each place. State tax return free filing Housing. State tax return free filing   The source of a housing fringe benefit is determined based on the location of your principal place of work. State tax return free filing A housing fringe benefit includes payments to you or on your behalf (and your family's if your family resides with you) only for the following. State tax return free filing Rent. State tax return free filing Utilities (except telephone charges). State tax return free filing Real and personal property insurance. State tax return free filing Occupancy taxes not deductible under section 164 or 216(a). State tax return free filing Nonrefundable fees for securing a leasehold. State tax return free filing Rental of furniture and accessories. State tax return free filing Household repairs. State tax return free filing Residential parking. State tax return free filing Fair rental value of housing provided in kind by your employer. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing ), 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. State tax return free filing Education. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing An education fringe benefit includes payments only for the following expenses for education at an elementary or secondary school. State tax return free filing Tuition, fees, academic tutoring, special needs services for a special needs student, books, supplies, and other equipment. State tax return free filing Room and board and uniforms that are required or provided by the school in connection with enrollment or attendance. State tax return free filing Local transportation. State tax return free filing   The source of a local transportation fringe benefit is determined based on the location of your principal place of work. State tax return free filing Your local transportation fringe benefit is the amount that you receive as compensation for local transportation for you or your spouse or dependents at the location of your principal place of work. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing Actual expenses do not include the cost (including interest) of any vehicle purchased by you or on your behalf. State tax return free filing Tax reimbursement. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing Moving expense reimbursement. State tax return free filing   The source of a moving expense reimbursement is generally based on the location of your new principal place of work. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing It may contain certain conditions upon which the right to reimbursement is determined as long as those conditions set forth standards that are definitely ascertainable and can only be fulfilled prior to, or through completion of, your return move to your former principal place of work. State tax return free filing Alternative Basis If you are an employee, you can determine the source of your compensation under an alternative basis if you establish to the satisfaction of the IRS that, under the facts and circumstances of your case, the alternative basis more properly determines the source of your compensation than the time or geographical basis. State tax return free filing If you use an alternative basis, you must keep (and have available for inspection) records to document why the alternative basis more properly determines the source of your compensation. State tax return free filing Also, if your total compensation from all sources is $250,000 or more, check “Yes” to both questions on line K on page 5 of Form 1040NR, and attach a written statement to your tax return that sets forth all of the following. State tax return free filing Your name and social security number (written across the top of the statement). State tax return free filing The specific compensation income, or the specific fringe benefit, for which you are using the alternative basis. State tax return free filing For each item in (2), the alternative basis of allocation of source used. State tax return free filing For each item in (2), a computation showing how the alternative allocation was computed. State tax return free filing A comparison of the dollar amount of the U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing compensation and foreign compensation sourced under both the alternative basis and the time or geographical basis discussed earlier. State tax return free filing Transportation Income Transportation income is income from the use of a vessel or aircraft or for the performance of services directly related to the use of any vessel or aircraft. State tax return free filing This is true whether the vessel or aircraft is owned, hired, or leased. State tax return free filing The term “vessel or aircraft” includes any container used in connection with a vessel or aircraft. State tax return free filing All income from transportation that begins and ends in the United States is treated as derived from sources in the United States. State tax return free filing If the transportation begins or ends in the United States, 50% of the transportation income is treated as derived from sources in the United States. State tax return free filing For transportation income from personal services, 50% of the income is U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income if the transportation is between the United States and a U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing possession. State tax return free filing For nonresident aliens, this only applies to income derived from, or in connection with, an aircraft. State tax return free filing For information on how U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source transportation income is taxed, see chapter 4. State tax return free filing Scholarships, Grants, Prizes, and Awards Generally, the source of scholarships, fellowship grants, grants, prizes, and awards is the residence of the payer regardless of who actually disburses the funds. State tax return free filing However, see Activities to be performed outside the United States , later. State tax return free filing For example, payments for research or study in the United States made by the United States, a noncorporate U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing resident, or a domestic corporation, are from U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing sources. State tax return free filing Similar payments from a foreign government or foreign corporation are foreign source payments even though the funds may be disbursed through a U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing agent. State tax return free filing Payments made by an entity designated as a public international organization under the International Organizations Immunities Act are from foreign sources. State tax return free filing Activities to be performed outside the United States. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income. State tax return free filing    These rules do not apply to amounts paid as salary or other compensation for services. State tax return free filing See Personal Services, earlier, for the source rules that apply. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing sources. State tax return free filing That part is the amount attributable to earnings of the pension plan and the employer contributions made for services performed in the United States. State tax return free filing This applies whether the distribution is made under a qualified or nonqualified stock bonus, pension, profit-sharing, or annuity plan (whether or not funded). State tax return free filing If you performed services as an employee of the United States, you may receive a distribution from the U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing Government under a plan, such as the Civil Service Retirement System, that is treated as a qualified pension plan. State tax return free filing Your U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income is the otherwise taxable amount of the distribution that is attributable to your total U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing Government basic pay other than tax-exempt pay for services performed outside the United States. State tax return free filing Rents or Royalties Your U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income includes rent and royalty income received during the tax year from property located in the United States or from any interest in that property. State tax return free filing U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income also includes rents or royalties for the use of, or for the privilege of using, in the United States, intangible property such as patents, copyrights, secret processes and formulas, goodwill, trademarks, franchises, and similar property. State tax return free filing Real Property Real property is land and buildings and generally anything built on, growing on, or attached to land. State tax return free filing Gross income from sources in the United States includes gains, profits, and income from the sale or other disposition of real property located in the United States. State tax return free filing Natural resources. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing For information on determining that part, see section 1. State tax return free filing 863-1(b) of the regulations. State tax return free filing Table 2-1. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing or foreign corporation* Rents Location of property Royalties:   Natural resources Location of property Patents, copyrights, etc. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing For more information, see section 1. State tax return free filing 863-1(b) of the regulations. State tax return free filing *Exceptions include: a) Dividends paid by a U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing corporation are foreign source if the corporation elects the  American Samoa economic development credit. State tax return free filing  b) Part of a dividend paid by a foreign corporation is U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source if at least 25% of the  corporation's gross income is effectively connected with a U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing trade or business for the  3 tax years before the year in which the dividends are declared. State tax return free filing Personal Property Personal property is property, such as machinery, equipment, or furniture, that is not real property. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing Tax home. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing Your tax home is the place where you permanently or indefinitely work as an employee or a self-employed individual. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing If you do not fit either of these categories, you are considered an itinerant and your tax home is wherever you work. State tax return free filing Inventory property. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing Income from the sale of inventory that you purchased is sourced where the property is sold. State tax return free filing Generally, this is where title to the property passes to the buyer. State tax return free filing For example, income from the sale of inventory in the United States is U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income, whether you purchased it in the United States or in a foreign country. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing For information on making this allocation, see section 1. State tax return free filing 863-3 of the regulations. State tax return free filing   These rules apply even if your tax home is not in the United States. State tax return free filing Depreciable property. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing You allocate this part of the gain to sources in the United States based on the ratio of U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing depreciation adjustments to total depreciation adjustments. State tax return free filing The rest of this part of the gain is considered to be from sources outside the United States. State tax return free filing   For this purpose, “U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing depreciation adjustments” are the depreciation adjustments to the basis of the property that are allowable in figuring taxable income from U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing sources. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing depreciation adjustments. State tax return free filing But there are some exceptions for certain transportation, communications, and other property used internationally. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing   A loss is sourced in the same way as the depreciation deductions were sourced. State tax return free filing However, if the property was used predominantly in the United States, the entire loss reduces U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income. State tax return free filing   The basis of property usually means the cost (money plus the fair market value of other property or services) of property you acquire. State tax return free filing Depreciation is an amount deducted to recover the cost or other basis of a trade or business asset. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing A depreciation deduction is any deduction for depreciation or amortization or any other allowable deduction that treats a capital expenditure as a deductible expense. State tax return free filing Intangible property. State tax return free filing   Intangible property includes patents, copyrights, secret processes or formulas, goodwill, trademarks, trade names, or other like property. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing This is the same as the source rule for gain from the sale of depreciable property. State tax return free filing See Depreciable property , earlier, for details on how to apply this rule. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing If payments for goodwill do not depend on its productivity, use, or disposition, their source is the country in which the goodwill was generated. State tax return free filing Sales through offices or fixed places of business. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income. State tax return free filing The income is treated as U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing source income if an income tax of less than 10% of the income from the sale is paid to a foreign country. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing Community Income If you are married and you or your spouse is subject to the community property laws of a foreign country, a U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing state, or a U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing possession, you generally must follow those laws to determine the income of yourself and your spouse for U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing tax purposes. State tax return free filing 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. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing citizen or resident and you do not both choose to be treated as U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing residents as explained in chapter 1. State tax return free filing In these cases, you and your spouse must report community income as explained later. State tax return free filing Earned income. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. State tax return free filing Trade or business income. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. State tax return free filing Partnership income (or loss). State tax return free filing   A partner's distributive share of partnership income (or loss) is treated as the income (or loss) of the partner. State tax return free filing The partner must report all of it on his or her separate return. State tax return free filing Separate property income. State tax return free filing   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. State tax return free filing That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. State tax return free filing Use the appropriate community property law to determine what is separate property. State tax return free filing Other community income. State tax return free filing   All other community income is treated as provided by the applicable community property laws. State tax return free filing Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications
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The State Tax Return Free Filing

State tax return free filing Publication 597 - Introductory Material Table of Contents Introduction Introduction This publication provides information on the income tax treaty between the United States and Canada. State tax return free filing It discusses a number of treaty provisions that often apply to U. State tax return free filing S. State tax return free filing citizens or residents who may be liable for Canadian tax. State tax return free filing Treaty provisions are generally reciprocal (the same rules apply to both treaty countries). State tax return free filing Therefore, a Canadian resident who receives income from the United States may refer to this publication to see if a treaty provision may affect the tax to be paid to the United States. State tax return free filing This publication does not deal with Canadian income tax laws; nor does it provide Canada's interpretation of treaty articles, definitions, or specific terms not defined in the treaty itself. State tax return free filing The United States—Canada income tax treaty was signed on September 26, 1980. State tax return free filing It has been amended by five protocols, the most recent of which generally became effective January 1, 2009. State tax return free filing In this publication, the term “article” refers to the particular article of the treaty, as amended. State tax return free filing Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications