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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Do nonresident aliens visiting the Coachella Valley in California need to file a US income tax return?

Many visitors to the Coachella Valley can be misguided or confused as to how long they can stay before they need to file a tax return. Do nonresident aliens visiting the Coachella Valley in California need to file a US income tax return?

The Answer is Sort of... If you are a nonresident, the rules and tax forms that apply to you are different from those that apply to US citizens and resident aliens. If you have stayed a substantial amount of time in the US, it is best to file a 1040 – NR form as a nonresident alien with a form 8840 attached.

Tax Tips for Nonresident Aliens in Coachella Valley, CA

Just remember that as a nonresident alien make sure that you do not stay in the United States for more than 183 days or more during the calendar year. Once you have filed for a green card, have a green card, or have overstayed your visit visit in the United States by staying more than 182 days a year, you are no longer able to file a form 1040 – NR or a form 8840 as a nonresident alien.

If you are a Canadian or any other nonresident alien and have not overstayed your 182 days for the calendar year, we can help you file all necessary IRS forms to the US government so that all data is up to date and you have no issues with crossing back and forth over the border. Give us a call today if you need US tax services as a Canadian citizen or a citizen of another country.



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