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Hi! I have been offered to work in Kabul for 12 months. Will

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I have been offered to work in Kabul for 12 months. Will I pay tax in Afghanistan?

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Randalltax :

If you are working for a contractor, there is no Afghan tax.

Randalltax :

You will pay US tax on your income, UNLESS you qualify for the foreign earned income exclusion.

Randalltax :

To qualify, you will need to be outside the US for at least 330 of any 365 consecutive days. So if you have a 12 month assignment, be sure you don't spend more than about 30 days in the US.

Randalltax :

You can exclude up to about $92K in wages per year. If the qualifying period is only partially within a tax year, you will get a pro-rated exlcusion amount in each tax year.

Customer:

Hi, How is "contractor" defined? The company I will work for is based in Dubai. I am a Swedish citizen. Thanks

Randalltax :

I will then opt out. My advice is for US citizens.

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Live in Sweden but for less than 183 days? You are not considered tax resident and pay tax only on the income earned in Sweden.

 

http://www.cbh.com/services/international/Afghanistan.pdf

 

Please read page 4. It explains if you are or are not considered a resident for taxation purposes and the rates that apply.

 

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Dear Mr. Adamo,
Thank you for your answer and the pdf-file. Just a question for clarification. The pdf-file states: "Non-resident persons are exempt from income tax if the person is from a foreign country that grants a similar exemption to residents of Afghanistan."

Do you know if Dubai is such a country? If it is, and I am resident there, it means that I will be granted exempt from income tax in Afghanistan?

Thanks and regards,
Henry Strömsten

Henry -

 

Dubai grants an exemption, so it will be "carried " to Afghanistan.

 

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Thanks Shawn,

That's great. I am happy with your answer!

Kind regards,

Henry Strömsten

Thanks.

 

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