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I have been transferred to the USA on an L1 Visa and will make

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I have been transferred to the USA on an L1 Visa and will make an income from the USA Company, which I will have to pay Tax on. In addition I earn other income which will be sent to me from abroad as a director of another company is that money also taxable in the USA, It is not taxed abroad.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for asking your question! I'm sorry to hear about your tax issue and I'm going to try my best to help you understand or resolve it.

Thank you for your question, and thanks for using JustAnswer.com. If you are in the United States on a long term project, and you meet the substantial presence test, you are a tax resident. If you are a tax resident, then you are taxed on your worldwide income.

According to the IRS:

You will be considered a U.S. resident for tax purposes if you meet the substantial presence test for the calendar year. To meet this test, you must be physically present in the United States on at least:

  1. 31 days during the current year, and
  2. 183 days during the 3-year period that includes the current year and the 2 years immediately before that, counting:
    • All the days you were present in the current year, and
    • 1/3 of the days you were present in the first year before the current year, and
    • 1/6 of the days you were present in the second year before the current year.
So, if 2012 was the first year you were in the US, and you were here less than 183 days then you are not a tax resident. However, you may very well be a tax resident in 2013.

Please let me know if you need anything additional. Thanks again for using JustAnswer.com and have a great day.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

Will I have to pay tax on the income I will receive from other companies who are abroad

Expert:  Megan C replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your follow up. If you are in the US more than 183 days during 2012 (and it's your first year in the US), then yes you would owe tax on income from other companies abroad.

If you are here less than 183 days (and it's your first year in the US) then you will NOT have to pay tax on the money from companies abroad.

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