U.S. Tax Treaties with Turkey, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh- Professors, Teachers, and Researchers Income

There are some countries listed by U.S such as Turkey, Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. The residents of these countries who are professors, teachers or researchers generally do not have to pay the U.S. tax. If they temporarily visit the United States to teach or do research, the income of the professors and teachers are exempt from the U.S. tax for 2 or 3 years. The tax exemption is valid for the income earned by the professors or teachers during the applicable period. For most of the countries, the start date of the U.S. income tax exemption begins on the date of arrival in the United States for the purpose of teaching or conducting a research.

The exemption generally applies to pay received during a second teaching assignment if both are completed within the specified time, even if the second assignment was not arranged until after arrival in the United States on the first assignment.

If you do not meet the requirements for exemption as a teacher or if you are a resident of treaty country that does not have a special provision for teachers, you may qualify under a personal.

TURKEY

A resident of Turkey who is in the United States for the purpose of teaching or conducting a research for no longer than 2 years is exempt from the U.S. tax income on payments received from outside the United States.

PAKISTAN

A resident of Pakistan who is a professor or teacher and visits the United States for the purpose of teaching at a college, university, school or other educational institution for no longer than 2 years is exempt from the U.S. tax income on the payments received outside the United States for teaching or doing research.

INDIA

A resident of India who is a professor or teacher and visits the United States for the purpose of teaching at a college, school or conduct a research at an accredited university or other recognized educational institution in the United States for no longer than 2 years is exempt from the U.S. tax income on the payments received outside the United States for teaching or doing research.

If the resident’s visit of U.S. exceeds 2 years, the tax exemption will be gone for the entire visit.

If the research carried on mainly for the private benefit of any person rather than in the public interest, this tax exemption will not be applicable.

BANGLADESH

A resident of Bangladesh who is a professor or teacher and visits the United States for the purpose of teaching at a college, school or any other recognized educational institution or conducting a research in the United States for no longer than 2 years from the date of arrival is exempt from the U.S. tax income on the payments received outside the United States for teaching or doing research.

If the research carried on mainly for the private benefit of any person rather than in the public interest, this tax exemption will not be applicable.

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