Resident alien US tax liability? Advice?
November 18, 2007 11:57 AM Subscribe
Tax question/advice re: UK IT worker moving to US
posted by potsmokinghippieoverlord to Work & Money (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
(I'm posting this on behalf of Mr. Potsmokinghippieoverlord-to-be, who works in the IT industry.)
I'm a Brit looking to move to the US and I'm also looking to pay no tax! [HEH! - psho] As I see it, I have two options:
1) Contract, perform the work in the US, put the money through my UK company and merely draw it in the US.
2) Full-time UK company employee who happens to work in the US. There's no material gain by working in the US, so can the US touch me?
Do either of these work in the US? I've checked them out in the UK and I'm free and clear here for both.
(Psho here -- my understanding is that resident aliens in the US have to pay tax on all sources of income, so he'd have to declare his UK income and pay tax on that -- or am I wrong? And we will be seeking professional tax advice. Just wondering what others have experienced.)