Taxes for a non resident


Y

Yossarian

Hello everybody,
in a few weeks I will be in the Usa, with a L1 Visa, working
for a subsidiary of an Italian company. I will stay there
for at least one year. My salary will be paid by the
"parent" company, like I was in Italy.

My question is: do I have to pay taxes also to the american
IRS? I'm really confused about it, someone told me that this
happen after 6 months, is it right?

Thanks in advance for the answers
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Ad

Advertisements

D

David Woods

Yossarian said:
Hello everybody,
in a few weeks I will be in the Usa, with a L1 Visa, working
for a subsidiary of an Italian company. I will stay there
for at least one year. My salary will be paid by the
"parent" company, like I was in Italy.

My question is: do I have to pay taxes also to the american
IRS? I'm really confused about it, someone told me that this
happen after 6 months, is it right?

Thanks in advance for the answers
You pay taxes on any income earned while here.
 
Last edited by a moderator:
A

A.G. Kalman

Yossarian said:
Hello everybody,
in a few weeks I will be in the Usa, with a L1 Visa, working
for a subsidiary of an Italian company. I will stay there
for at least one year. My salary will be paid by the
"parent" company, like I was in Italy.

My question is: do I have to pay taxes also to the american
IRS? I'm really confused about it, someone told me that this
happen after 6 months, is it right?
As you are working in the US, you are subject to US income
taxes and generally US social security and medicare taxes
(but see below).

The US has an income tax treaty with Italy. One of the
elements of a tax treaty is the avoidance of double
taxation. If you also pay income tax to Italy, the US will
allow you a foreign tax credit for income taxes paid to
Italy on the same income being taxed by the US. See the
instructions to Line 47 of the Form 1040. If the first tax
return you file is as a nonresident alien of the US, then
see the instructions for Line 44 of the 1040NR. You may also
want to read IRS Pub 519, US Tax Guide for Aliens.

http://www.irs.gov/publications/index.html

Lastly, the US and Italy also have a social security tax
agreement. If you are an Italian national working in the US
for an Italian employer and are subject to tax by both
countries, you may elect to pay social security taxes to
either Italy or the US. See the link below for more
information.

http://www.ssa.gov/international/Agreement_Pamphlets/italy.html#chart
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Ad

Advertisements

M

m.purves

You pay taxes on any income earned while here.
It depends. I work with some people who are non-resident who
are paid in the US, and they pay US taxes, and some who are
paid by the British Particle Physics and Astronomy Research
Council. They are non-residents and get paid in the UK. They
then transfer money as they need. For all I know they only
pay British taxes - but there is a US tax return to be filed
(?). I believe (never having looked into the details as I
have never been in the situation) in that case there is some
reciprocity agreement. You will have to look at what the
situation is for Italy (different rules for different
countries).

Maren
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Similar Threads

USA Non resident alien tax form 10
USA Residence? 3
Taxes - non resident 6
Non-resident or resident??? 0
Use Tax for Non residents 5
Tax Software for Non-Residents 2
Tax Table for non-residents? 0
Non-Resident State Taxes 0

Top