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Old 09.03.2015, 15:27
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Re: FAQ: Expat's Guide to US Tax


This tax guide is so helpful, thank you!!

I am still trying to decipher if I can claim that I am a bonifide resident or not. If not, I will have to limit my time visiting the US this summer. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Here is the basic situation:

These are my locations of work in 2014:

Jan 1-Apr 20 2014 Worked in Switzerand (seasonal job)
(then travelled in Europe x3 weeks)
May 25- Aug 7 Worked in USA
Aug 18-present (contract currently through June 2016 with view to extend)

When I file my 2014 US taxes, I cannot qualify as a bonfide resident, correct? Or can I claim my tax year from Aug 2014-Aug 2015?

(I know will qualify as bonafide resident for 2015 US taxes).

If I go for the physical presence test for my 2014 US taxes, can I count Aug 2014-Aug 2015 as my 12 consecutive months even though a majority of it is in 2015?

Any expertise would be very helpful! I would like to go home and visit family during summer break, but since I was home for Christmas (Dec 20, 2014-Jan 10, 2015), I am feeling like I need to limit my time visiting the US to only 14 more days this year (or at least until Aug)

Thank you in advance!
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