Thank you for your reply. Just a few follow-up questions. 1. If my actual tax year starts from the date of admission (end of May) do I completely ignore any earning before moving to the US? If so, what do I put on the TurboTax boxes for the time period before then? For example, what do I answer to "Did I lived in another state in 2018"? As if I say no, then it is assumed I have been resident in my current state for the whole of 2018. 2. How do I refer to dividends earned from shares held in a UK-based ISA with TurboTax? Is it considered "money earned outside the US", "Received a distribution from a foreign trust", or simply the same as a dividend earned normally in the US?
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I moved to the US at the end of May 2018 from the UK. Therefore, assuming I qualify for the substantial residence test, I have the following questions: 1. Do I submit a standard tax return for my income/earnings but only include things from my first day in the US? If so, how to I refer to the Jan-May period on my return in TurboTax. 2. Do I mention small dividends received after May from UK shares in a UK-based ISA? If so, how do I refer to this on my tax return in TurboTax? 3. If my savings in a UK bank account and ISA exceed $50K do I have to submit a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) in addition to my tax return through TurboTax, or can this be included with the software?
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