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I'm a Canadian resident alien doing my PhD in the US. I got a four-month fellowship to spend 4 months in Sydney (12k stipend, 2k relocation, 3k for flight to australia). The fellowship is non-taxable in Australia, do I need to report it on my US taxes?

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago
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If you are filing your US tax return as a nonresident alien - then - your Australian fellowship is not taxable.

If however - you are filing the US tax return as a resident alien - then you will include all your worldwide income - but will be allowed deduct travel expenses related to this trip on your 2017 tax return.

Let me know if you need any help with reporting.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I'll be a filing as a resident alien. How do I deduct travel expenses related to this trip? And what all can I deduct? Is it just the flight or can I also deduct living expenses (that were much more expensive in Sydney than they would be in the US).
Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago

Taxable fellowship is reported as wages on form 1040 line 7.

When you have business related travel - that is reported on form 2106.

You will be able to deduct flight tickets.

Per Diem in Sydney is $157 - that is for meal

https://aoprals.state.gov/web920/per_diem_action.asp?MenuHide=1&CountryCode=1118

In additional dwelling as per receipts.

Please be aware that deduction will NOT be available in 2018.

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Tax Professional: Lev, Tax Advisor replied 4 months ago

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