Ho Fools, This is copied from another board and I was told to ask this question here. That's why it looks a bit chaotic... Sorry 'bout that. Here goes:...Thing is, I am German (living in Taiwan) and therefore different regulations, laws, etc apply to me than to an American citizen. It *looks* as if I won't have to pay any taxes at all in the USA, but I am not really sure whether that is actually the case. In Germany aforeigner investing there can only get a certain amount tax-free, and everything above will be taxed pretty steeply.>Just a very short question, or maybe two. :) If you >have filled out forms W8 & 1001, will there still be >a maximum limit (for which you *don't* have to pay >taxes in the USA) for a)dividends and>b)capital gains? If so, how much is it?As far as I know *every* non-US-citizen has to fill them out before he can start investing in the States.> If you're asking about an exemption for dividends or >capital gains, there isn't one. Many years ago>(more than 10) there was a tax exemption for the >first few hundred dollars of dividend income. That's >gone. Dividends and capital gains are taxable>from the first dollar.>If this doesn't answer your question you might try >posting again on the Tax Strategies board.Cheers! Fool on and prosper! HolgPS: Aehm... If it isn't too much trouble, could you please cc: a copy to the email address below? mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Best Of |
Favorites & Replies |
Start a New Board |
My Fool |
BATS data provided in real-time. NYSE, NASDAQ and NYSEMKT data delayed 15 minutes.
Real-Time prices provided by BATS. Market data provided by Interactive Data.
Company fundamental data provided by Morningstar. Earnings Estimates, Analyst Ra