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No longer living in the U.S, still need to pay tax for adsense income?

     
12:13 pm on Dec 27, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I signed up for Adsense a few years ago when I was living in the U.S. But I moved to my country of origin last year and its been more than 365 days now.

Do I still need to report my adsense income to IRS when i am not living in US nor I am permanent resident of US?
12:35 pm on Dec 27, 2016 (gmt 0)

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If Google issues you a 1099, then they are reporting to the IRS and you need to at least file a return. If you're living abroad you may be entitled to an exclusion.
1:53 pm on Dec 27, 2016 (gmt 0)

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So in the return I can mention I was living abroad and can get the exclusion?
2:19 pm on Dec 27, 2016 (gmt 0)

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It depends on whether or not you're a tax resident of the US I believe.
2:48 pm on Dec 27, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I was filing tax earlier so I believe I still need to report Adsense as miscellaneous income but will get exclusion when I will select duration of stay in US as 0 days.. This is what I am thinking..
4:34 pm on Dec 27, 2016 (gmt 0)

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I am not a tax expert.

But I thought you get taxed as long as you are a US citizen? regardless of where you live? You do not pay state taxes if you are not in the state, but you can't get away with federal taxes.

Thus quite a few people disavowed their citizenship in the past few years where the US is cracking down on oversea accounts.

ps. if you are not a current resident, no green card, and no citizenship, I don't see why any taxes should be paid other than to your home country?
4:46 pm on Dec 27, 2016 (gmt 0)

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Yeah I am not a citizen, and no green card or work permit. I owe taxes to my home country but adsense will report my income to IRS so I wanted to check if I need to file my return at least..
8:20 pm on Dec 27, 2016 (gmt 0)

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If I don't make mistake, your adsense account needs to match the country where you live. So if you moved to a different one, I guess you are supposed to close your adsense account, and open a new one associated with your "new" country. (since it's not possible to change the country of an existing account).
9:53 pm on Dec 27, 2016 (gmt 0)

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In my experience both RibaRiva & Dimitri are correct.

Deal with the 1099 (if there is one) and change your account.
6:58 am on Dec 30, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The responses to this question are mostly wrong. I also live abroad and I can tell you that you need to file a return with the IRS, if your income is above a certain threshold.

If you reside outside the US for at least 330 days out of a 365 day period then you do not pay INCOME TAXES up to approximately 100,000 USD of income for that period. That's a nice savings of about $20,000, awesome!

You still, however, are liable for self-employment taxes which are about 13%. You also need to file a state income tax return, assuming you live in a state that taxes income. Typically, living abroad doesn't help you there :( although all states have different rules. It's great to have an address in FL, WA and a few other states!

So, to answer your question, you need to pay but you can get a nice tax break.
11:59 pm on Dec 30, 2016 (gmt 0)

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The thing is rickyortan924 is not american. So to me, he has to register a new adsense account, with the country where he lives now, he'll then no longer be affiliated to Google USA, but to another Google, and then he will be subject to other tax mechanisms. For example, if he lives in the EU, he'll be registered with Google Ireland.
2:35 pm on Jan 1, 2017 (gmt 0)

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If he is not American then, true, that's a whole different story. Can't really talk about it, especially if his citizenship is unknown.
4:10 pm on Jan 3, 2017 (gmt 0)

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I think you'd be considered a non-resident alien and would be subject to US federal taxes, especially if you get a 1099. This may help: [payroll.wsu.edu...]

It's hard to imagine the IRS allowing non-citizens outside of the US to earn money within the US in any way and not pay taxes. But I also think you need to update your locaation address with Adsense.