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is a sale of land in panama taxable to a united states resident

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Submitted: 8 years ago.
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Expert:  RD replied 8 years ago.

Being a US resident- your world wide income is taxable in US unless you are covered under the double tax avoidance tax treaties(but US and Panama do not have such a tax treaty).

You will owe tax on the gain on sale of land. However you will get a credit (foreign tax credit) for taxes paid to Panama on this gain. So if the gain is long term capital gain and your tax liability in Panama was more than 15%, than in most cases you will not owe any tax in US on the gain as the tax will be offset by the foreign tax credit.



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