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Author: DowDanny Big red star, 1000 posts Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 124982  
Subject: Re: TRADE STOCKS TAX FREE Date: 6/3/1998 12:11 PM
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Re: Trading from Overseas:

I look forward to whatever advice you get on this topic, but I can tell you my experience from living/working overseas for >3 years.

We were advices that the (now $75K) dollar "exclusion" only applied to "earned income", and so continued to pay cap gains taxes when they were incurred. Plus you gotta check with the locality you actually reside in whether or not your income is really free from local taxes.

You sound like you want to live in US, but trade from a Cayman account. Even if that is possible, it sure sounds like it will not benefit from the 'foreign income exclusion' which requires that you establish primary residence overseas from Jan 1 - Dec 31 of the tax year in question, or else actually remain outside the US for >335 of the preceeding 365 calendar days.

Good luck !
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