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U.S. Tax Treaty Basics for International Students Salary and Wages

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The following information is applicable for salary and wages reported on form W-2 "Wage and Tax Statement."

This chart provides very basic information. It is important to review the text of the tax treaty as summarized in IRS publication 901, US Tax Treaties, or by reviewing the special IRS Tax Treaty Website: http://www.irs.gov/businesses/international/article/0,,id=96739,00.html or the website of Windstar Technologies.

 

COUNTRY

AMOUNT OF INCOME EXEMPT FROM TAX

TYPE OF INCOME

TREATY ARTICLE #

BANGLADESH

up to $8,000/yr for max 5 yrs

studying & training

21(2)

BELGIUM

up to $9,000/yr for max 5 yrs

studying & training

21(1)

CANADA

up to 10,000 yr

dependent personal services 

XV

CHINA

up to $5,000/yr for the time reasonably necessary to complete the education/training

studying & training

20(c)

CYPRUS

up to $2,000/yr for up to 5 tax years & for an additional period as necessary to complete, as a ft student, educational requirements for a post-grad or prof degree

studying & training

21(1)

CZECH  REP 

up to $5,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training

21(1)

EGYPT

up to $3,000/yr for max 5 yrs & for an additional period needed to complete, as ft student, ed. req. for a post-grad or prof. degree

studying & training

23(1)

ESTONIA

up to $5,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training

20(1)

FRANCE 

up to $5,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training 

21(1)

GERMANY 

up to $9,000/yr up to 4 yrs; if visit exceeds 4 yrs, exemption is lost for entire visit 

studying & training

20(4)

ICELAND 

up to $9,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training

22(1)

INDIA 

can claim standard deduction rather than itemize (see info sheet)

n/a

21(2)

INDONESIA 

up to $2,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training

19(1)

ISRAEL 

up to $3,000/yr up to 5 yrs 

studying & training

 24(1)

LATVIA

up to $5,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training

20(1)

LITHUANIA

up to $5,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training

20(1)

LUXEMBOURG

No limit up to 2 yrs

Studying & training

21(1)

REP. OF KOREA 

up to $2,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training 

21(1)

MALTA

upto $9000/yr 

studying & training

20(2)

MOROCCO 

up to $2,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training

18

NETHERLANDS 

up to $2,000/yr for a period of time considered reasonable req'd to complete study/training

studying & training

 22(1)

NORWAY 

up to $2,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training

16(1)

PAKISTAN 

up to $5,000/yr

studying & training

XIII(1)

PHILIPPINES 

up to $3,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training 

22(1)

POLAND 

 up to $2,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training

18(1)

PORTUGAL 

 up to $5000/yr up to 5 tax years

studying & training

23(1)

ROMANIA 

up to $2,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training

 20(1)

SLOVAK REPUBLIC 

up to $5,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training

21(1)

SPAIN 

up to $5,000/yr up to 5 yrs minus the personal exemption amount for the current tax year.

studying & training 

22(1)

THAILAND

up to $3000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training 

22(1)

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 

up to $2,000/yr up to 5yrs

studying & training

19(1)

TUNISIA 

 up to $4,000/yr up to 5 yrs

 studying & training 

20

VENEZUELA

up to $5,000/yr up to 5 yrs

studying & training

21(1)

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Last Updated: 2/14/14