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efechino
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Foreign income non resident alien

Do I need to file a specific form if I am under a L1 visa, and I moved to USA in September 2015?
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DS30
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Foreign income non resident alien

Because this is your first year in the US, if you meet the green card test or the substantial presence test, you will be considered a dual-status alien for 2015.

For your First Year of Residency, the US Tax Guide for Aliens states that if you are a U.S. resident for the calendar year, but you were not a U.S. resident at any time during the preceding calendar year, you are a U.S. resident only for the part of the calendar year that begins on the residency starting date. You are a nonresident alien for the part of the year before that date.

TurboTax does not support dual status filings and they can be quite complicated.

If you do not meet the two above tests, you will be considered a nonresident aliens and will file Form 1040NR to report your US source income. Form 1040NR is not supported by TurboTax

As a nonresident alien, you are only required to file a US tax return for income from US sources. If you are required to file a tax return, you will file a Form 1040NR. TurboTax does not support Form 1040NR but you can go to the following website https://www.sprintax.com/ which is specifically designed to help international visa holders file 1040NRs. 

Click this link for more information about filing as a nonresident alien:

https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Nonresident-Alien---Figuring-Your-Tax


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DS30
New Member

Foreign income non resident alien

Because this is your first year in the US, if you meet the green card test or the substantial presence test, you will be considered a dual-status alien for 2015.

For your First Year of Residency, the US Tax Guide for Aliens states that if you are a U.S. resident for the calendar year, but you were not a U.S. resident at any time during the preceding calendar year, you are a U.S. resident only for the part of the calendar year that begins on the residency starting date. You are a nonresident alien for the part of the year before that date.

TurboTax does not support dual status filings and they can be quite complicated.

If you do not meet the two above tests, you will be considered a nonresident aliens and will file Form 1040NR to report your US source income. Form 1040NR is not supported by TurboTax

As a nonresident alien, you are only required to file a US tax return for income from US sources. If you are required to file a tax return, you will file a Form 1040NR. TurboTax does not support Form 1040NR but you can go to the following website https://www.sprintax.com/ which is specifically designed to help international visa holders file 1040NRs. 

Click this link for more information about filing as a nonresident alien:

https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Nonresident-Alien---Figuring-Your-Tax


Lisa-Cole
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Foreign income non resident alien

Hi there, 


Fort anyone who needs to file a 1040NR, TurboTax has partnered with Sprintax, non-resident tax software you can use to file your tax return. click this link for more information: 

https://www.sprintax.com/turbotax.html?utm_campaign=turbotax 


Lisa,

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