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Foreign income tax - taxed but not repatriated

 I'm a US permanent resident, I'm filing joint-return with my wife, who has substantial foreign income that has been taxed by the foreign country and local revenue agencies, and the asset is staying in the foreign account, and will not be repatriated to our account in US.

 

In this situation, will the income be taxed by IRS, again, even if it stays in the foreign account AND already taxed by the foreign country? What forms should we fill out to report this income?

 

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Foreign income tax - taxed but not repatriated

 

 

Yes, it will be taxed again by the IRS.  As you are a US resident and file jointly with your spouse, both of you are required to report worldwide income including her foreign portion.  However, if you have paid taxes to the foreign authorities, to avoid double taxation, IRS allows you to claim a foreign tax credit on your US tax return.  To claim this foreign tax credit, you would need to file a Form 1116 Foreign Tax Credit. 

 

To enter this information in the TurboTax program, here are the steps:

 

  • Open up your TurboTax account and select Pick up where you left off
  • At the right upper corner, in the search box, type in "foreign tax credit" and Enter
  • Select Jump to foreign tax credit

 

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Employee Tax Expert

Foreign income tax - taxed but not repatriated

 

 

Yes, it will be taxed again by the IRS.  As you are a US resident and file jointly with your spouse, both of you are required to report worldwide income including her foreign portion.  However, if you have paid taxes to the foreign authorities, to avoid double taxation, IRS allows you to claim a foreign tax credit on your US tax return.  To claim this foreign tax credit, you would need to file a Form 1116 Foreign Tax Credit. 

 

To enter this information in the TurboTax program, here are the steps:

 

  • Open up your TurboTax account and select Pick up where you left off
  • At the right upper corner, in the search box, type in "foreign tax credit" and Enter
  • Select Jump to foreign tax credit

 

**Say "Thanks" by clicking the thumb icon in a post
**Mark the post that answers your question by clicking on "Mark as Best Answer"

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