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Free state tax online 6. Free state tax online   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. Free state tax online Dual status does not refer to your citizenship; it refers only to your resident status in the United States. Free state tax online In determining your U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online The most common dual-status tax years are the years of arrival and departure. Free state tax online See Dual-Status Aliens in chapter 1. Free state tax online If you are married and choose to be treated as a U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online resident for the entire year, as explained in chapter 1, the rules of this chapter do not apply to you for that year. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online Individual Income Tax Return 1040-C U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online Departing Alien Income Tax Return 1040-ES Estimated Tax for Individuals 1040-ES (NR) U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online Estimated Tax for Nonresident Alien Individuals 1040NR U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return 1116 Foreign Tax Credit See chapter 12 for information about getting these publications and forms. Free state tax online Tax Year You must file your tax return on the basis of an annual accounting period called a tax year. Free state tax online If you have not previously established a fiscal tax year, your tax year is the calendar year. Free state tax online A calendar year is 12 consecutive months ending on December 31. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online resident for any calendar year, you will be treated as a U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online resident for any part of your fiscal year that falls within that calendar year. Free state tax online Income Subject to Tax For the part of the year you are a resident alien, you are taxed on income from all sources. Free state tax online Income from sources outside the United States is taxable if you receive it while you are a resident alien. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online For the part of the year you are a nonresident alien, you are taxed on income from U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online sources and on certain foreign source income treated as effectively connected with a U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online trade or business. Free state tax online (The rules for treating foreign source income as effectively connected are discussed in chapter 4 under Foreign Income. Free state tax online ) 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. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online citizen after receiving it and before the end of the year. Free state tax online Income from U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online Generally, tax treaty provisions apply only to the part of the year you were a nonresident. Free state tax online In certain cases, however, treaty provisions may apply while you were a resident alien. Free state tax online See chapter 9 for more information. Free state tax online When determining what income is taxed in the United States, you must consider exemptions under U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online tax law as well as the reduced tax rates and exemptions provided by tax treaties between the United States and certain foreign countries. Free state tax online For a further discussion of tax treaties, see chapter 9. Free state tax online Restrictions for Dual-Status Taxpayers The following restrictions apply if you are filing a tax return for a dual-status tax year. Free state tax online 1) Standard deduction. Free state tax online   You cannot use the standard deduction allowed on Form 1040. Free state tax online However, you can itemize any allowable deductions. Free state tax online 2) Exemptions. Free state tax online   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. Free state tax online 3) Head of household. Free state tax online   You cannot use the head of household Tax Table column or Tax Computation Worksheet. Free state tax online 4) Joint return. Free state tax online   You cannot file a joint return. Free state tax online However, see Choosing Resident Alien Status under Dual-Status Aliens in chapter 1. Free state tax online 5) Tax rates. Free state tax online   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. Free state tax online S. 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Free state tax online S. Free state tax online citizens. Free state tax online 6) Tax credits. Free state tax online   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. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online citizen or resident, as discussed in chapter 1. Free state tax online Exemptions As a dual-status taxpayer, you usually will be able to claim your own personal exemption. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online 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. 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Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online citizens and residents. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online You cannot take any deductions against this income. Free state tax online Social security and railroad retirement benefits. Free state tax online   During the part of the year you are a nonresident alien, 85% of any U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online (See The 30% Tax in chapter 4. Free state tax online )   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. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online If you received U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online You will not receive separate statements for the benefits received during your periods of U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online residence and nonresidence. Free state tax online Therefore, it is important for you to keep careful records of these amounts. Free state tax online You will need this information to properly complete your return and determine your tax liability. Free state tax online If you received railroad retirement benefits while you were a nonresident alien, the U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online If your country of legal residence changed or your rate of tax changed during the tax year, you may receive more than one form. 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Free state tax online 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). Free state tax online Is a U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online citizen, a U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online national, or a resident alien. Free state tax online Did not provide over half of his or her own support for 2013. Free state tax online Lived with you more than half of 2013. Free state tax online Temporary absences, such as for school, vacation, or medical care, count as time lived in the home. Free state tax online Is claimed as a dependent on your return. Free state tax online An adopted child is always treated as your own child. Free state tax online An adopted child includes a child lawfully placed with you for legal adoption. Free state tax online   See your form instructions for additional details. Free state tax online Adoption credit. Free state tax online   You may qualify to take a tax credit of up to $12,970 for qualifying expenses paid to adopt an eligible child. Free state tax online This amount may be allowed for the adoption of a child with special needs regardless of whether you have qualifying expenses. Free state tax online To claim the adoption credit, file Form 8839 with the U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online income tax return that you file. Free state tax online   Married dual-status aliens can claim the credit only if they choose to file a joint return with a U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online 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). Free state tax online Payments You can report as payments against your U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online income tax liability certain taxes you paid, are considered to have paid, or that were withheld from your income. Free state tax online These include: Tax withheld from wages earned in the United States, Taxes withheld at the source from various items of income from U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online Forms To File The U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online 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. Free state tax online Resident at end of year. Free state tax online   You must file Form 1040 if you are a dual-status taxpayer who becomes a resident during the year and who is a U. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online resident on the last day of the tax year. Free state tax online Write “Dual-Status Return” across the top of the return. Free state tax online Attach a statement to your return to show the income for the part of the year you are a nonresident. Free state tax online You can use Form 1040NR or Form 1040NR-EZ as the statement, but be sure to mark “Dual-Status Statement” across the top. Free state tax online Nonresident at end of year. Free state tax online   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. Free state tax online S. Free state tax online resident on the last day of the tax year. Free state tax online Write “Dual-Status Return” across the top of the return. Free state tax online Attach a statement to your return to show the income for the part of the year you are a resident. 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