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Tax amend 2. Tax amend   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. Tax amend This chapter will help you determine the source of different types of income you may receive during the tax year. Tax amend This chapter also discusses special rules for married individuals who are domiciled in a country with community property laws. Tax amend Topics - This chapter discusses: Income source rules, and Community income. Tax amend Resident Aliens A resident alien's income is generally subject to tax in the same manner as a U. Tax amend S. Tax amend citizen. Tax amend 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. Tax amend S. Tax amend tax return. Tax amend You must report these amounts from sources within and outside the United States. Tax amend Nonresident Aliens A nonresident alien usually is subject to U. Tax amend S. Tax amend income tax only on U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income. Tax amend Under limited circumstances, certain foreign source income is subject to U. Tax amend S. Tax amend tax. Tax amend See Foreign Income in chapter 4. Tax amend The general rules for determining U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income that apply to most nonresident aliens are shown in Table 2-1. Tax amend The following discussions cover the general rules as well as the exceptions to these rules. Tax amend Not all items of U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income are taxable. Tax amend See chapter 3. Tax amend Interest Income Generally, U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source interest income includes the following items. Tax amend Interest on bonds, notes, or other interest-bearing obligations of U. Tax amend S. Tax amend residents or domestic corporations. Tax amend Interest paid by a domestic or foreign partnership or foreign corporation engaged in a U. Tax amend S. Tax amend trade or business at any time during the tax year. Tax amend Original issue discount. Tax amend Interest from a state, the District of Columbia, or the U. Tax amend S. Tax amend Government. Tax amend The place or manner of payment is immaterial in determining the source of the income. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Exceptions. Tax amend   U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source interest income does not include the following items. Tax amend 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. Tax amend S. Tax amend possession. Tax amend However, the interest will be considered U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source interest income if either of the following apply. Tax amend The recipient of the interest is related to the resident alien or domestic corporation. Tax amend See section 954(d)(3) for the definition of related person. Tax amend The terms of the obligation are significantly modified after August 9, 2010. Tax amend Any extension of the term of the obligation is considered a significant modification. Tax amend 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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Dividends In most cases, dividend income received from domestic corporations is U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income. Tax amend Dividend income from foreign corporations is usually foreign source income. Tax amend Exceptions to both of these rules are discussed below. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Dividend equivalent payments. Tax amend   U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source dividends also include all dividend equivalent payments. Tax amend 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. Tax amend S. Tax amend sources. Tax amend    The Internal Revenue Service has issued final regulations that would affect the treatment of dividend equivalent payments and specified notional principal contracts. Tax amend You can view this regulation at www. Tax amend irs. Tax amend gov/irb/2013-52_IRB/ar08. Tax amend html. Tax amend First exception. Tax amend   Dividends received from a domestic corporation are not U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income if the corporation elects to take the American Samoa economic development credit. Tax amend Second exception. Tax amend   Part of the dividends received from a foreign corporation is U. Tax amend S. Tax amend 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. Tax amend If the corporation was formed less than 3 years before the declaration, use its total gross income from the time it was formed. Tax amend Determine the part that is U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income by multiplying the dividend by the following fraction. Tax amend   Foreign corporation's gross income connected with a U. Tax amend S. Tax amend 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. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income. Tax amend They must be paid by a noncorporate resident or U. Tax amend S. Tax amend corporation or by any foreign person if the amounts are effectively connected with the conduct of a U. Tax amend S. Tax amend trade or business. Tax amend For more information, see Internal Revenue Code sections 861(a)(9) and 862(a)(9). Tax amend 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. Tax amend The only exceptions to this rule are discussed in chapter 3 under Employees of foreign persons, organizations, or offices, and under Crew members. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Compensation (other than certain fringe benefits) is sourced on a time basis. Tax amend Certain fringe benefits (such as housing and education) are sourced on a geographical basis. Tax amend Or, you may be permitted to use an alternative basis to determine the source of compensation. Tax amend See Alternative Basis , later. Tax amend Multi-level marketing. Tax amend   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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Self-employed individuals. Tax amend   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. Tax amend In many cases, the facts and circumstances will call for an apportionment on a time basis as explained next. Tax amend Time Basis Use a time basis to figure your U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source compensation (other than the fringe benefits discussed later). Tax amend 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. Tax amend The time period for which the compensation is made does not have to be a year. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Example 1. Tax amend Christina Brooks, a resident of the Netherlands, worked 240 days for a U. Tax amend S. Tax amend company during the tax year. Tax amend She received $80,000 in compensation. Tax amend None of it was for fringe benefits. Tax amend Christina performed services in the United States for 60 days and performed services in the Netherlands for 180 days. Tax amend Using the time basis for determining the source of compensation, $20,000 ($80,000 × 60/240) is her U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income. Tax amend Example 2. Tax amend Rob Waters, a resident of South Africa, is employed by a corporation. Tax amend His annual salary is $100,000. Tax amend None of it is for fringe benefits. Tax amend During the first quarter of the year he worked entirely within the United States. Tax amend On April 1, Rob was transferred to Singapore for the remainder of the year. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Accordingly, $25,000 of Rob's annual salary is attributable to the first quarter of the year (. Tax amend 25 × $100,000). Tax amend All of it is U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income because he worked entirely within the United States during that quarter. Tax amend The remaining $75,000 is attributable to the last three quarters of the year. Tax amend During those quarters, he worked 150 days in Singapore and 30 days in the United States. Tax amend His periodic performance of services in the United States did not result in distinct, separate, and continuous periods of time. Tax amend Of this $75,000, $12,500 ($75,000 × 30/180) is U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income. Tax amend Multi-year compensation. Tax amend   The source of multi-year compensation is generally determined on a time basis over the period to which the compensation is attributable. Tax amend 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. Tax amend   You determine the period to which the compensation is attributable based on the facts and circumstances of your case. Tax amend 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. Tax amend   The amount of compensation treated as from U. Tax amend S. Tax amend sources is figured by multiplying the total multi-year compensation by a fraction. Tax amend 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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Geographical Basis Compensation you receive as an employee in the form of the following fringe benefits is sourced on a geographical basis. Tax amend Housing. Tax amend Education. Tax amend Local transportation. Tax amend Tax reimbursement. Tax amend Hazardous or hardship duty pay as defined in Regulations section 1. Tax amend 861-4(b)(2)(ii)(D)(5). Tax amend Moving expense reimbursement. Tax amend The amount of fringe benefits must be reasonable and you must substantiate them by adequate records or by sufficient evidence. Tax amend Principal place of work. Tax amend   The above fringe benefits, except for tax reimbursement and hazardous or hardship duty pay, are sourced based on your principal place of work. Tax amend Your principal place of work is usually the place where you spend most of your working time. Tax amend This could be your office, plant, store, shop, or other location. Tax amend 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. Tax amend   If you have more than one job at any time, your main job location depends on the facts in each case. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Housing. Tax amend   The source of a housing fringe benefit is determined based on the location of your principal place of work. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Rent. Tax amend Utilities (except telephone charges). Tax amend Real and personal property insurance. Tax amend Occupancy taxes not deductible under section 164 or 216(a). Tax amend Nonrefundable fees for securing a leasehold. Tax amend Rental of furniture and accessories. Tax amend Household repairs. Tax amend Residential parking. Tax amend Fair rental value of housing provided in kind by your employer. Tax amend   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. Tax amend ), 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. Tax amend Education. Tax amend   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. Tax amend An education fringe benefit includes payments only for the following expenses for education at an elementary or secondary school. Tax amend Tuition, fees, academic tutoring, special needs services for a special needs student, books, supplies, and other equipment. Tax amend Room and board and uniforms that are required or provided by the school in connection with enrollment or attendance. Tax amend Local transportation. Tax amend   The source of a local transportation fringe benefit is determined based on the location of your principal place of work. Tax amend 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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Actual expenses do not include the cost (including interest) of any vehicle purchased by you or on your behalf. Tax amend Tax reimbursement. Tax amend   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. Tax amend Moving expense reimbursement. Tax amend   The source of a moving expense reimbursement is generally based on the location of your new principal place of work. Tax amend 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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Your name and social security number (written across the top of the statement). Tax amend The specific compensation income, or the specific fringe benefit, for which you are using the alternative basis. Tax amend For each item in (2), the alternative basis of allocation of source used. Tax amend For each item in (2), a computation showing how the alternative allocation was computed. Tax amend A comparison of the dollar amount of the U. Tax amend S. Tax amend compensation and foreign compensation sourced under both the alternative basis and the time or geographical basis discussed earlier. Tax amend 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. Tax amend This is true whether the vessel or aircraft is owned, hired, or leased. Tax amend The term “vessel or aircraft” includes any container used in connection with a vessel or aircraft. Tax amend All income from transportation that begins and ends in the United States is treated as derived from sources in the United States. Tax amend 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. Tax amend For transportation income from personal services, 50% of the income is U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income if the transportation is between the United States and a U. Tax amend S. Tax amend possession. Tax amend For nonresident aliens, this only applies to income derived from, or in connection with, an aircraft. Tax amend For information on how U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source transportation income is taxed, see chapter 4. Tax amend 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. Tax amend However, see Activities to be performed outside the United States , later. Tax amend For example, payments for research or study in the United States made by the United States, a noncorporate U. Tax amend S. Tax amend resident, or a domestic corporation, are from U. Tax amend S. Tax amend sources. Tax amend Similar payments from a foreign government or foreign corporation are foreign source payments even though the funds may be disbursed through a U. Tax amend S. Tax amend agent. Tax amend Payments made by an entity designated as a public international organization under the International Organizations Immunities Act are from foreign sources. Tax amend Activities to be performed outside the United States. Tax amend   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. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income. Tax amend    These rules do not apply to amounts paid as salary or other compensation for services. Tax amend See Personal Services, earlier, for the source rules that apply. Tax amend 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. Tax amend S. Tax amend sources. Tax amend That part is the amount attributable to earnings of the pension plan and the employer contributions made for services performed in the United States. Tax amend This applies whether the distribution is made under a qualified or nonqualified stock bonus, pension, profit-sharing, or annuity plan (whether or not funded). Tax amend If you performed services as an employee of the United States, you may receive a distribution from the U. Tax amend S. Tax amend Government under a plan, such as the Civil Service Retirement System, that is treated as a qualified pension plan. Tax amend Your U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income is the otherwise taxable amount of the distribution that is attributable to your total U. Tax amend S. Tax amend Government basic pay other than tax-exempt pay for services performed outside the United States. Tax amend Rents or Royalties Your U. Tax amend S. Tax amend 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. Tax amend U. Tax amend S. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Real Property Real property is land and buildings and generally anything built on, growing on, or attached to land. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Natural resources. Tax amend   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. Tax amend For information on determining that part, see section 1. Tax amend 863-1(b) of the regulations. Tax amend Table 2-1. Tax amend 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. Tax amend S. Tax amend or foreign corporation* Rents Location of property Royalties:   Natural resources Location of property Patents, copyrights, etc. Tax amend 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. Tax amend For more information, see section 1. Tax amend 863-1(b) of the regulations. Tax amend *Exceptions include: a) Dividends paid by a U. Tax amend S. Tax amend corporation are foreign source if the corporation elects the  American Samoa economic development credit. Tax amend  b) Part of a dividend paid by a foreign corporation is U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source if at least 25% of the  corporation's gross income is effectively connected with a U. Tax amend S. Tax amend trade or business for the  3 tax years before the year in which the dividends are declared. Tax amend Personal Property Personal property is property, such as machinery, equipment, or furniture, that is not real property. Tax amend 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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Tax home. Tax amend   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. Tax amend Your tax home is the place where you permanently or indefinitely work as an employee or a self-employed individual. Tax amend 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. Tax amend If you do not fit either of these categories, you are considered an itinerant and your tax home is wherever you work. Tax amend Inventory property. Tax amend   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. Tax amend Income from the sale of inventory that you purchased is sourced where the property is sold. Tax amend Generally, this is where title to the property passes to the buyer. Tax amend For example, income from the sale of inventory in the United States is U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income, whether you purchased it in the United States or in a foreign country. Tax amend   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. Tax amend For information on making this allocation, see section 1. Tax amend 863-3 of the regulations. Tax amend   These rules apply even if your tax home is not in the United States. Tax amend Depreciable property. Tax amend   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. Tax amend You allocate this part of the gain to sources in the United States based on the ratio of U. Tax amend S. Tax amend depreciation adjustments to total depreciation adjustments. Tax amend The rest of this part of the gain is considered to be from sources outside the United States. Tax amend   For this purpose, “U. Tax amend S. Tax amend depreciation adjustments” are the depreciation adjustments to the basis of the property that are allowable in figuring taxable income from U. Tax amend S. Tax amend sources. Tax amend 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. Tax amend S. Tax amend depreciation adjustments. Tax amend But there are some exceptions for certain transportation, communications, and other property used internationally. Tax amend   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. Tax amend   A loss is sourced in the same way as the depreciation deductions were sourced. Tax amend However, if the property was used predominantly in the United States, the entire loss reduces U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income. Tax amend   The basis of property usually means the cost (money plus the fair market value of other property or services) of property you acquire. Tax amend Depreciation is an amount deducted to recover the cost or other basis of a trade or business asset. Tax amend 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. Tax amend A depreciation deduction is any deduction for depreciation or amortization or any other allowable deduction that treats a capital expenditure as a deductible expense. Tax amend Intangible property. Tax amend   Intangible property includes patents, copyrights, secret processes or formulas, goodwill, trademarks, trade names, or other like property. Tax amend 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. Tax amend This is the same as the source rule for gain from the sale of depreciable property. Tax amend See Depreciable property , earlier, for details on how to apply this rule. Tax amend   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. Tax amend 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. Tax amend If payments for goodwill do not depend on its productivity, use, or disposition, their source is the country in which the goodwill was generated. Tax amend Sales through offices or fixed places of business. Tax amend   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. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income. Tax amend 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. Tax amend   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. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income. Tax amend The income is treated as U. Tax amend S. Tax amend source income if an income tax of less than 10% of the income from the sale is paid to a foreign country. Tax amend 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. Tax amend Community Income If you are married and you or your spouse is subject to the community property laws of a foreign country, a U. Tax amend S. Tax amend state, or a U. Tax amend S. Tax amend possession, you generally must follow those laws to determine the income of yourself and your spouse for U. Tax amend S. Tax amend tax purposes. Tax amend 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. Tax amend S. Tax amend citizen or resident and you do not both choose to be treated as U. Tax amend S. Tax amend residents as explained in chapter 1. Tax amend In these cases, you and your spouse must report community income as explained later. Tax amend Earned income. Tax amend   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. Tax amend That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. Tax amend Trade or business income. Tax amend   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. Tax amend That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. Tax amend Partnership income (or loss). Tax amend   A partner's distributive share of partnership income (or loss) is treated as the income (or loss) of the partner. Tax amend The partner must report all of it on his or her separate return. Tax amend Separate property income. Tax amend   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. Tax amend That spouse must report all of it on his or her separate return. Tax amend Use the appropriate community property law to determine what is separate property. Tax amend Other community income. Tax amend   All other community income is treated as provided by the applicable community property laws. Tax amend Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications