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Tax Residency Apostille

The IRS must certify that the business or person claiming treaty advantages is a resident of the United States for federal tax purposes before it may provide that information to U.S. treaty partners. This residency certification is provided by the IRS on Form 6166. U.S. Residency Certification is the usual term used to describe this letter.

A letter on letterhead from the U.S. Department of Treasury, known as Form 6166, certifies that a firm or individual is a resident of the United States for the purposes of the country's income tax laws. This form can be used to claim income tax treaty benefits as well as several other tax benefits in other countries.

You may be able to avoid paying taxes twice if you decide to teach in a country that has a tax treaty with the US. To find out if the country has a tax treaty with the US, we advise you to get in touch with the IRS.

Many businesses establish local offices abroad in order to conduct business there. If the country and the United States have a tax treaty, the person or business must show documentation to the foreign government in order to be eligible for the lower tax rate. A VAT (Value Added Tax) imposed by a foreign entity can also be claimed using Form 6166.

Form 6166 example:

Tax treaties may allow residents of other nations to pay less in taxes. As a result, there won't be any double taxation or tax debt reduction.

You must first obtain this document by completing form 8802 in order to obtain an apostille on Form 6166. The IRS anticipates sending you this form within a few weeks. You can mail this letter to our after receiving the form printed on Department of Treasury letterhead, so that it can be processed by the American Department of State.

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