Video instructions and help with filling out and completing Where Form 8815 Nonresident

Instructions and Help about Where Form 8815 Nonresident

Welcome to another video from easy student taxes.com in this video we will talk about how to determine if you are a resident alien or a non-resident alien if you are not a citizen of the United States specific rules apply to determine if you are a resident alien or a non-resident alien for tax purposes generally you are considered a resident alien if you meet either the green card test or the substantial presence test for tax year these tests can be taken from our home page by clicking on determine your residency status generally you are considered a non-resident alien for the year if you are not a u.s. resident under either of these tests however even if you are a u.s. resident under one of these tests you may still be considered a non-resident alien if you qualify as a resident of a treaty country within the meaning of an income tax treaty between the United States and that country and elect to be treated as a resident of that country test one green card test you are a resident for tax purposes if you were a lawful permanent resident immigrant of the United States at any time during the tax year and you took no steps to be treated as a resident of a foreign country under an income tax treaty in most cases you are a lawful permanent resident if the USCIS has issued you an alien registration card also known as a green card test to substantial presence test you are considered a u.s. resident if you meet the substantial presence test for the tax year you meet this test if you were physically present to the United States for at least 131 days during 2014 and to 183 days during the period of the tax year along with the previous two years but the math isn't as simple as adding the number of days you were present in the US for all of those three years remember there are different tax forms for resident alien and non-resident alien non-resident alien cannot evil with the IRS and therefore should not use leading tax software available in market for u.s. citizens drop us a message if you want to know more about this topic