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Subject: Re: Us investments by Foreigns Date: 7/8/2000 12:58 AM
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I am a Guatemalan Resident and want to invest in the US market, but i want to know if it would be profitable for me to do so, considering all tax issues as well as my country's currency inflation. As i understand so far i will pay 30% of all dividends as tax. My big doubt is how are Capital Gains treated by the IRS when it comes to collecting taxes on a Exempt Foreign Person.

I usually avoid international issues since I don't deal with them, but I'm pretty sure I know this one.

Assuming that in addition to being a non-resident you are also not a US citizen, then your capital gains will not be taxed in the US.

--Peter
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