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Real Estate REI Abroad

Discussion in 'Real Estate Investing' started by zaiteku, Mar 19, 2008.

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    zaiteku New Contributor Read Millionaire Fastlane

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    Does anyone invest overseas?

    I was wondering what the tax implications are? For example, if I own a rental unit in NZ, do I HAVE to repatriate the money to the US each year? or can I leave it in an account over there for as long as I want? Would this shelter me from US Fed. income tax as long as I dont bring it into the US?
     
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    I'm not a CPA (so take this for what it's worth), but I believe that if you're a US citizen, you need to pay US taxes on any money you earn, regardless of the source or the location of the source...
     

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