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Author: ZenSeeker One star, 50 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 121175  
Subject: Capital gains tax for non-US citizen Date: 6/7/1997 6:19 AM
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Hello all,

I'm a new Fool starting with a UV2 portfolio soon, and would like to ask a few questions about capital gains taxes concerning non-US residents. My situation is that I'm a foreign student doing a Ph.D program in the US. My country of citizenship, Singapore, offers a lower capital gains tax structure than the US. I return to Singapore once a year, and can easily execute online orders from there. In such a situation can I legally claim potential capital gains to be subject to Singapore taxes rather than US taxes?
Conversely, if I execute orders from the US, are the capital gains then subject to the US taxes?

Thanks in advance for any information.


Foolishly seeking Zen


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