Columbia - USA tax = Expert Income Tax help on cross Border tax and immigration and divorce and RRSP and IRA and other matters


On 08/06/2010 5:36 AM, XXXXXX wrote:

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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.


If your question was not answered fully or you wish to go further, I am available for individual consultations by phone or email or in person for $450 per professional hour. 

Please also note that we prepare Canadian, US, Australian, UK and New Zealand returns on a mail in, email, fax, snail mail or couriered basis. At any time, our clients are in 40 countries or more.  They have every occupation from nuclear Submarine captains to FedEx pilots to Major Bank officers to Politicians, Diplomats and border patrol officers.  My favourite, however, is a penguin catcher in Antarctica among others there..

If you 'really' only have a single question requiring a 'couple' of minutes, you can try phoning me for free as part of the following.

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You might try calling Fred Snyder's radio program for an answer on a Sunday Morning.. 

Fred Snyder's  "IT'S YOUR MONEY" radio show. on CISL,  650 AM on the dial in Vancouver from 9 to 11:00 AM every Sunday  (604) 280-0650 or (877) 280-0650 - You can listen live from anywhere in the world at from anywhere in the world. click on the button in the top left hand corner.
You might try calling Fred Snyder's weekly radio programs for an answer. 
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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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