On 08/06/2010 5:36 AM, XXXXXX wrote:
Below is the result of your feedback form. It was submitted by XXXXXXX on Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 05:36:51 --------------------------------------------------------------------------- My_question_is: Applicable-to-other-jurisdiction question: hello, my question is: im from Colombia South america, and im becoming a citizen next month (USA. Well in colombia my parents for bilding my credit they put my name in some properties and other bissnes so i was wondering: when i become a usa citizen will i have to pay for the stuff i have in colombia and the stuffs i got here??? even that i got dose before coming a usa citezen??? thanks so much fro your time .. ----------------------------------
david ingram replies:
Interesting to me that I am answering questions from Ecuador and Columbia today.
As a US Resident (not a citizen) you have been required to report your world wide income since becoming a resident of the US.
1. To become a citizen now , you have to have lived in the US for at least 5 years with a green card.
2. An exception would be if you are being sponsored as the spouse of a US citizen, you married just over 3 years ago.
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3. Another possibility is that you are getting a derivative citizenship because your Mother or Father is an American.
In any of the above three cases, you have been taxable on your world income for years. Make sure you get the returns done sooner rather than later.
Of course, the USA IRS will give you credit for any tax paid to Columbia.
Glad to help of course, but I do not speak or read Spanish. We do have A Spanish reading tax preparer who will be back in 4 months however.
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