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Do I need to pay U.S. taxes while on a conditional green card?

I just entered the country under an EB-5 visa and got my conditional green card. What is the tax residency status of me now? Am I liable to pay U.S. taxes now or after getting a permanent green card?

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    Daniel A Zeft

    Immigration Attorney
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    Permanent residents and conditional permanent residents must pay all United States taxes. You should hire an accountant to handle your tax matters and ensure that you pay all applicable U.S. taxes.

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    Julia Roussinova

    Immigration Attorney
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    You are responsible for declaring your worldwide income and paying federal income taxes that may be owed on your taxable income each year. Individual federal income tax returns are usually due by April 15, with a six-month extension available. Depending on the U.S. state where you reside, you may or may not have state income tax liability (some states do not have a personal income tax at state level). You may also be subject to foreign accounts/assets reporting. Consult a CPA or other tax professional.

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    Olga V Aksenenko, Esq

    Immigration Attorney
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    You tax questions should be addressed to a tax lawyer or accountant. Generally speaking, tax obligations are tied to tax residency rather than to your immigration status.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, you do need to pay taxes and it starts the moment you entered the country as a conditional permanent resident.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    You need to pay U.S. taxes as a resident now that you have entered as a conditional resident. The tax reporting is only once a year in April. Thus, you will be reporting 2018 taxes on income generated in the U.S. beginning now until the end of the year in April 2019. Also, there is a global taxation reporting requirement of all the income that you had globally and paying taxes appropriately, minus any taxes paid (documented) at other countries when you are a resident of U.S. For any tax advice, please consult an experienced tax professional who is facile on international tax requirements.

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    Belma Chinchoy

    Immigration Attorney
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    Residents are obliged to file taxes. You may or may not have to pay taxes, and that depends on your income and earnings. Consult a qualified tax advisor who understands rules pertaining to international taxation.

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    Robert West

    Immigration Attorney
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    Now.

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    Ting Geng

    Immigration Attorney
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    You already obtained your permanent resident status on the date you entered into the U.S. with an EB-5 immigrant visa. Whether your green card is a conditional one or permanent one does not make a difference on your tax liability. Even though your permanent resident status is conditional and you need to remove the condition on your green card in two years, you are still required to pay U.S. taxes since the date you entered into the U.S. with an immigrant visa. For example, if you entered into the U.S. with an EB-5 visa on July 1, 2018, you will need to file a tax return as a U.S. resident in or before April 2019 to report your income earned worldwide during the period from July 1, 2018, to Dec. 31, 2018.

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    Dale Schwartz

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes.

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    Mitch Wexler

    Immigration Attorney
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    You should seek tax advice from a competent international tax resource. That said, you will likely find that once you become a conditional green card holder, your worldwide income is reportable in the U.S. There are offsetting tax treaties the U.S. has with many countries, so again, it is important to get competent tax advice.

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    Abhinav Lohia

    Immigration Attorney
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    Yes, the day you become a permanent resident of the United States, you also become a tax resident. Whether or not you are required to pay taxes depends on the country of origin. The U.S. has dual taxation avoidance treaties with various countries. You need to consult an international tax expert.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    You are liable to pay taxes now on your worldwide income. Check with an international tax attorney to make sure you are doing this properly.

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    Rebecca Singh

    Immigration Attorney
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    As a conditional green card holder, you are still subject to pay taxes. The conditional green card has the same benefits as a permanent green card, the only difference being the conditions. It would be best to discuss with a tax attorney or accountant regarding which taxes you are subject to in the U.S.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    A conditional permanent resident is exactly the same a regular full permanent resident, and you are generally regarded as a tax resident if you entered with a conditional green card for the year you entered, even if on the last day of that year.

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    Marisa Casablanca

    Immigration Attorney
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    A conditional resident must pay taxes in the U. S. on worldwide income.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    That is a great question for an accountant or tax attorney! Generally, to my knowledge, at some time you will establish "tax residency" and you can be taxed on your worldwide income.

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    You are subject to U.S. tax as a conditional permanent resident.

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