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Back tax 6. Back tax   Dual-Status Tax Year Table of Contents Introduction Topics - This chapter discusses: Useful Items - You may want to see: Tax Year Income Subject to Tax Restrictions for Dual-Status Taxpayers Exemptions How To Figure TaxIncome Tax Credits and Payments Forms To File When and Where To File Introduction You have a dual-status tax year when you have been both a resident alien and a nonresident alien in the same year. Back tax Dual status does not refer to your citizenship; it refers only to your resident status in the United States. Back tax In determining your U. Back tax S. Back tax income tax liability for a dual-status tax year, different rules apply for the part of the year you are a resident of the United States and the part of the year you are a nonresident. Back tax The most common dual-status tax years are the years of arrival and departure. Back tax See Dual-Status Aliens in chapter 1. Back tax If you are married and choose to be treated as a U. Back tax S. Back tax resident for the entire year, as explained in chapter 1, the rules of this chapter do not apply to you for that year. Back tax Topics - This chapter discusses: Income subject to tax, Restrictions for dual-status taxpayers, Exemptions, How to figure the tax, Forms to file, When and where to file, and How to fill out a dual-status return. Back tax Useful Items - You may want to see: Publication 503 Child and Dependent Care Expenses 514 Foreign Tax Credit for Individuals 575 Pension and Annuity Income Form (and Instructions) 1040 U. Back tax S. Back tax Individual Income Tax Return 1040-C U. Back tax S. Back tax Departing Alien Income Tax Return 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals 1040-ES (NR) U. Back tax S. Back tax Estimated Tax for Nonresident Alien Individuals 1040NR U. Back tax S. Back tax Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 1116 Foreign Tax Credit See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. Back tax Tax Year You must file your tax return on the basis of an annual accounting period called a tax year. Back tax If you have not previously established a fiscal tax year, your tax year is the calendar year. Back tax A calendar year is 12 consecutive months ending on December 31. Back tax If you have previously established a regular fiscal year (12 consecutive months ending on the last day of a month other than December, or a 52–53 week year) and are considered to be a U. Back tax S. Back tax resident for any calendar year, you will be treated as a U. Back tax S. Back tax resident for any part of your fiscal year that falls within that calendar year. Back tax Income Subject to Tax For the part of the year you are a resident alien, you are taxed on income from all sources. Back tax Income from sources outside the United States is taxable if you receive it while you are a resident alien. Back tax The income is taxable even if you earned it while you were a nonresident alien or if you became a nonresident alien after receiving it and before the end of the year. Back tax For the part of the year you are a nonresident alien, you are taxed on income from U. Back tax S. Back tax sources and on certain foreign source income treated as effectively connected with a U. Back tax S. Back tax trade or business. Back tax (The rules for treating foreign source income as effectively connected are discussed in chapter 4 under Foreign Income. Back tax ) Income from sources outside the United States that is not effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States is not taxable if you receive it while you are a nonresident alien. Back tax The income is not taxable even if you earned it while you were a resident alien or if you became a resident alien or a U. Back tax S. Back tax citizen after receiving it and before the end of the year. Back tax Income from U. Back tax S. Back tax sources is taxable whether you receive it while a nonresident alien or a resident alien unless specifically exempt under the Internal Revenue Code or a tax treaty provision. Back tax Generally, tax treaty provisions apply only to the part of the year you were a nonresident. Back tax In certain cases, however, treaty provisions may apply while you were a resident alien. Back tax See chapter 9 for more information. Back tax When determining what income is taxed in the United States, you must consider exemptions under U. Back tax S. Back tax tax law as well as the reduced tax rates and exemptions provided by tax treaties between the United States and certain foreign countries. Back tax For a further discussion of tax treaties, see chapter 9. Back tax Restrictions for Dual-Status Taxpayers The following restrictions apply if you are filing a tax return for a dual-status tax year. Back tax 1) Standard deduction. Back tax   You cannot use the standard deduction allowed on Form 1040. Back tax However, you can itemize any allowable deductions. Back tax 2) Exemptions. Back tax   Your total deduction for the exemptions for your spouse and allowable dependents cannot be more than your taxable income (figured without deducting personal exemptions) for the period you are a resident alien. Back tax 3) Head of household. Back tax   You cannot use the head of household Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet. Back tax 4) Joint return. Back tax   You cannot file a joint return. Back tax However, see Choosing Resident Alien Status under Dual-Status Aliens in chapter 1. Back tax 5) Tax rates. Back tax   If you are married and a nonresident of the United States for all or part of the tax year and you do not choose to file jointly as discussed in chapter 1, you must use the Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet for married filing separately to figure your tax on income effectively connected with a U. Back tax S. Back tax trade or business. Back tax You cannot use the Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet for married filing jointly or single. Back tax However, you may be able to file as single if you lived apart from your spouse during the last 6 months of the year and you are a: Married resident of Canada, Mexico, or South Korea, or Married U. Back tax S. Back tax national. Back tax  See the instructions for Form 1040NR to see if you qualify. Back tax    A U. Back tax S. Back tax national is an individual who, although not a U. Back tax S. Back tax citizen, owes his or her allegiance to the United States. Back tax U. Back tax S. Back tax nationals include American Samoans and Northern Mariana Islanders who chose to become U. Back tax S. Back tax nationals instead of U. Back tax S. Back tax citizens. Back tax 6) Tax credits. Back tax   You cannot claim the education credits, the earned income credit, or the credit for the elderly or the disabled unless: You are married, and You choose to be treated as a resident for all of 2013 by filing a joint return with your spouse who is a U. Back tax S. Back tax citizen or resident, as discussed in chapter 1. Back tax Exemptions As a dual-status taxpayer, you usually will be able to claim your own personal exemption. Back tax Subject to the general rules for qualification, you can claim exemptions for your spouse and dependents when you figure taxable income for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Back tax The amount you can claim for these exemptions is limited to your taxable income (figured before subtracting exemptions) for the part of the year you are a resident alien. Back tax You cannot use exemptions (other than your own) to reduce taxable income to less than zero for that period. Back tax Special rules apply to exemptions for the part of the tax year you are a nonresident alien if you are a: Resident of Canada, Mexico, or South Korea, U. Back tax S. Back tax national, or Student or business apprentice from India. Back tax For more information, see Exemptions in chapter 5. Back tax How To Figure Tax When you figure your U. Back tax S. Back tax tax for a dual-status year, you are subject to different rules for the part of the year you are a resident and the part of the year you are a nonresident. Back tax Income All income for your period of residence and all income that is effectively connected with a trade or business in the United States for your period of nonresidence, after allowable deductions, is added and taxed at the rates that apply to U. Back tax S. Back tax citizens and residents. Back tax Income that is not connected with a trade or business in the United States for your period of nonresidence is subject to the flat 30% rate or lower treaty rate. Back tax You cannot take any deductions against this income. Back tax Social security and railroad retirement benefits. Back tax   During the part of the year you are a nonresident alien, 85% of any U. Back tax S. Back tax social security benefits (and the equivalent portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits) you receive is subject to the flat 30% tax, unless exempt, or subject to a lower treaty rate. Back tax (See The 30% Tax in chapter 4. Back tax )   During the part of the year you are a resident alien, part of the social security and the equivalent portion of tier 1 railroad retirement benefits will be taxed at graduated rates if your modified adjusted gross income plus half of these benefits is more than a certain base amount. Back tax Use the Social Security Benefits Worksheet in the Form 1040 instructions to help you figure the taxable part of your social security and equivalent tier 1 railroad retirement benefits for the part of the year you were a resident alien. Back tax If you received U. Back tax S. Back tax social security benefits while you were a nonresident alien, the Social Security Administration will send you Form SSA-1042S showing your combined benefits for the entire year and the amount of tax withheld. Back tax You will not receive separate statements for the benefits received during your periods of U. Back tax S. Back tax residence and nonresidence. Back tax Therefore, it is important for you to keep careful records of these amounts. Back tax You will need this information to properly complete your return and determine your tax liability. Back tax If you received railroad retirement benefits while you were a nonresident alien, the U. Back tax S. Back tax Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will send you Form RRB-1042S, Statement for Nonresident Alien Recipients of Payments by the Railroad Retirement Board, and/or Form RRB-1099-R, Annuities or Pensions by the Railroad Retirement Board. Back tax If your country of legal residence changed or your rate of tax changed during the tax year, you may receive more than one form. Back tax Tax Credits and Payments This discussion covers tax credits and payments for dual-status aliens. Back tax Credits As a dual-status alien, you generally can claim tax credits using the same rules that apply to resident aliens. Back tax There are certain restrictions that may apply. Back tax These restrictions are discussed here, along with a brief explanation of credits often claimed by individuals. Back tax Foreign tax credit. Back tax   If you have paid or are liable for the payment of income tax to a foreign country on income from foreign sources, you may be able to claim a credit for the foreign taxes. Back tax   If you claim the foreign tax credit, you generally must file Form 1116 with your income tax return. Back tax For more information, see the Instructions for Form 1116 and Publication 514. Back tax Child and dependent care credit. Back tax   You may qualify for this credit if you pay someone to care for your qualifying child who is under age 13, or your disabled dependent or disabled spouse so that you can work or look for work. Back tax Generally, you must be able to claim an exemption for your dependent. Back tax   Married dual-status aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return as discussed in chapter 1, or if they qualify as certain married individuals living apart. Back tax   The amount of your child and dependent care expense that qualifies for the credit in any tax year cannot be more than your earned income for that tax year. Back tax   For more information, get Publication 503 and Form 2441. Back tax Retirement savings contributions credit. Back tax   You may qualify for this credit (also known as the saver's credit) if you made eligible contributions to an employer-sponsored retirement plan or to an individual retirement arrangement (IRA) in 2013. Back tax You cannot claim this credit if: You were born after January 1, 1996, You were a full-time student, Your exemption is claimed by someone else on his or her 2013 tax return, or Your adjusted gross income is more than $29,500. Back tax Use Form 8880 to figure the credit. Back tax For more information, see Publication 590. Back tax Child tax credit. Back tax   You may be able to take this credit if you have a qualifying child. Back tax   A qualifying child for purposes of the child tax credit is a child who: Was under age 17 at the end of 2013. Back tax Is your son, daughter, stepchild, foster child, brother, sister, stepbrother, stepsister, half brother, half sister, or a descendant of any of them (for example, your grandchild, niece, or nephew). Back tax Is a U. Back tax S. Back tax citizen, a U. Back tax S. Back tax national, or a resident alien. Back tax Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013. Back tax Lived with you more than half of 2013. Back tax Temporary absences, such as for school, vacation, or medical care, count as time lived in the home. Back tax Is claimed as a dependent on your return. Back tax An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Back tax An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Back tax   See your form instructions for additional details. Back tax Adoption credit. Back tax   You may qualify to take a tax credit of up to $12,970 for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. Back tax This amount may be allowed for the adoption of a child with special needs regardless of whether you have qualifying expenses. Back tax To claim the adoption credit, file Form 8839 with the U. Back tax S. Back tax income tax return that you file. Back tax   Married dual-status aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return with a U. Back tax S. Back tax citizen or resident spouse as discussed in chapter 1, or if they qualify as certain married individuals living apart (see Married Persons Not Filing Jointly in the Form 8839 instructions). Back tax Payments You can report as payments against your U. Back tax S. Back tax income tax liability certain taxes you paid, are considered to have paid, or that were withheld from your income. Back tax These include: Tax withheld from wages earned in the United States, Taxes withheld at the source from various items of income from U. Back tax S. Back tax sources other than wages, Estimated tax paid with Form 1040-ES or Form 1040-ES (NR), and Tax paid with Form 1040-C, at the time of departure from the United States. Back tax Forms To File The U. Back tax S. Back tax income tax return you must file as a dual-status alien depends on whether you are a resident alien or a nonresident alien at the end of the tax year. Back tax Resident at end of year. Back tax   You must file Form 1040 if you are a dual-status taxpayer who becomes a resident during the year and who is a U. Back tax S. Back tax resident on the last day of the tax year. Back tax Write “Dual-Status Return” across the top of the return. Back tax Attach a statement to your return to show the income for the part of the year you are a nonresident. Back tax You can use Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ as the statement, but be sure to mark “Dual-Status Statement” across the top. Back tax Nonresident at end of year. Back tax   You must file Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ if you are a dual-status taxpayer who gives up residence in the United States during the year and who is not a U. Back tax S. Back tax resident on the last day of the tax year. Back tax Write “Dual-Status Return” across the top of the return. Back tax Attach a statement to your return to show the income for the part of the year you are a resident. Back tax You can use Form 1040 as the statement, but be sure to mark “Dual-Status Statement” across the top. Back tax   If you expatriated or terminated your residency in 2013, you may be required to file an expatriation statement (Form 8854) with your tax return. Back tax For more information, see Expatriation Tax in chapter 4. Back tax Statement. Back tax   Any statement must have your name, address, and taxpayer identification number on it. Back tax You do not need to sign a separate statement or schedule accompanying your return, because your signature on the return also applies to the supporting statements and schedules. Back tax When and Where To File If you are a resident alien on the last day of your tax year and report your income on a calendar year basis, you must file no later than April 15 of the year following the close of your tax year. Back tax If you report your income on other than a calendar year basis, file your return no later than the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of your tax year. Back tax In either case, file your return with the address for dual-status aliens shown on the back page of the Form 1040 instructions. Back tax If you are a nonresident alien on the last day of your tax year and you report your income on a calendar year basis, you must file no later than April 15 of the year following the close of your tax year if you receive wages subject to withholding. Back tax If you report your income on other than a calendar year basis, file your return no later than the 15th day of the 4th month following the close of your tax year. Back tax If you did not receive wages subject to withholding and you report your income on a calendar year basis, you must file no later than June 15 of the year following the close of your tax year. Back tax If you report your income on other than a calendar year basis, file your return no later than the 15th day of the 6th month following the close of your tax year. Back tax In any case, mail your return to:  Department of the Treasury Internal Revenue Service  Austin, TX 73301-0215 If enclosing a payment, mail your return to:  Internal Revenue Service  P. 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Back tax Part Four -   Adjustments to Income The three chapters in this part discuss some of the adjustments to income that you can deduct in figuring your adjusted gross income. Back tax These chapters cover: Contributions you make to traditional individual retirement arrangements (IRAs) — chapter 17, Alimony you pay — chapter 18, and Student loan interest you pay — chapter 19. Back tax Other adjustments to income are discussed elsewhere. Back tax See Table V below. Back tax Table V. Back tax Other Adjustments to Income  Use this table to find information about other adjustments to income not covered in this part of the publication. Back tax IF you are looking for more information about the deduction for. Back tax . Back tax . Back tax THEN see. Back tax . Back tax . Back tax Certain business expenses of reservists, performing artists, and fee-basis officials Chapter 26. Back tax Contributions to a health savings account Publication 969, Health Savings Accounts and Other Tax-Favored Health Plans. Back tax Moving expenses Publication 521, Moving Expenses. Back tax Part of your self-employment tax Chapter 22. Back tax Self-employed health insurance Chapter 21. Back tax Payments to self-employed SEP, SIMPLE, and qualified plans Publication 560, Retirement Plans for Small Business (SEP, SIMPLE, and Qualified Plans). Back tax Penalty on the early withdrawal of savings Chapter 7. Back tax Contributions to an Archer MSA Publication 969. Back tax Reforestation amortization or expense Chapters 7 and 8 of Publication 535, Business Expenses. Back tax Contributions to Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(18)(D) pension plans Publication 525, Taxable and Nontaxable Income. Back tax Expenses from the rental of personal property Chapter 12. Back tax Certain required repayments of supplemental unemployment benefits (sub-pay) Chapter 12. Back tax Foreign housing costs Chapter 4 of Publication 54, Tax Guide for U. Back tax S. Back tax Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad. Back tax Jury duty pay given to your employer Chapter 12. Back tax Contributions by certain chaplains to Internal Revenue Code section 403(b) plans Publication 517, Social Security and Other Information for Members of the Clergy and Religious Workers. Back tax Attorney fees and certain costs for actions involving certain unlawful discrimination claims or awards to whistleblowers Publication 525. Back tax Domestic production activities deduction Form 8903, Domestic Production Activities Deduction. Back tax Table of Contents 17. Back tax   Individual Retirement Arrangements (IRAs)What's New Reminders Introduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Traditional IRAsWho Can Open a Traditional IRA? When and How Can a Traditional IRA Be Opened? How Much Can Be Contributed? When Can Contributions Be Made? How Much Can You Deduct? Nondeductible Contributions Inherited IRAs Can You Move Retirement Plan Assets? When Can You Withdraw or Use IRA Assets? When Must You Withdraw IRA Assets? (Required Minimum Distributions) Are Distributions Taxable? What Acts Result in Penalties or Additional Taxes? Roth IRAsWhat Is a Roth IRA? When Can a Roth IRA Be Opened? Can You Contribute to a Roth IRA? Can You Move Amounts Into a Roth IRA? Are Distributions Taxable? 18. Back tax   AlimonyIntroductionSpouse or former spouse. Back tax Divorce or separation instrument. Back tax Useful Items - You may want to see: General RulesMortgage payments. Back tax Taxes and insurance. Back tax Other payments to a third party. Back tax Instruments Executed After 1984Payments to a third party. Back tax Exception. Back tax Substitute payments. Back tax Specifically designated as child support. Back tax Contingency relating to your child. Back tax Clearly associated with a contingency. Back tax How To Deduct Alimony Paid How To Report Alimony Received Recapture Rule 19. Back tax   Education- Related AdjustmentsIntroduction Useful Items - You may want to see: Student Loan Interest DeductionStudent Loan Interest Defined Can You Claim the Deduction How Much Can You Deduct How Do You Figure the Deduction Tuition and Fees DeductionCan You Claim the Deduction What Expenses Qualify Who Is an Eligible Student Who Can Claim a Dependent's Expenses How Much Can You Deduct Educator Expenses Prev  Up  Next   Home   More Online Publications