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minyounglee-2008
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Substantial time overseas in 2016 (non-US Citizen or Green Card holder)

I am a non-US Citizen who is not a Green Card holder. I have been living in the US for the last 8 consecutive years, and each year, I have filed taxes as a resident of the US for tax purposes. However, this year, I have spent 81 days overseas, not in the US. Does this mean that I have to file taxes under a different status, and if so, what would that status be? I have had income this year and had paid taxes already (paycheck withholding). Is there a way I can indicate the time that I was not in the US in TurboTax, or should I use a different way of filing taxes this year?
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TaxGuyBill
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Substantial time overseas in 2016 (non-US Citizen or Green Card holder)

Nothing will change.

If you are in the US for at least 183 days every year, you will continue to be a Resident for tax purposes (you may still be a Resident if you in the US for less than 183 days, but it depends on the number of day over a 3 year period).

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TaxGuyBill
Level 9

Substantial time overseas in 2016 (non-US Citizen or Green Card holder)

Nothing will change.

If you are in the US for at least 183 days every year, you will continue to be a Resident for tax purposes (you may still be a Resident if you in the US for less than 183 days, but it depends on the number of day over a 3 year period).

minyounglee-2008
New Member

Substantial time overseas in 2016 (non-US Citizen or Green Card holder)

Thank you, TaxGuyBill. Is there a way to indicate that I was not living in the US for these 81 days on TurboTax? Would it change my tax obligations in any way?
TaxGuyBill
Level 9

Substantial time overseas in 2016 (non-US Citizen or Green Card holder)

Nope, it doesn't affect your tax return at all, so there is nothing to enter in TurboTax,

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