Originally Posted by Bob Miller
You don't have to be a "citizen" to get taxed in the US of A, we are an equal opportunity taxing entity, we get our money any place we can....LOL
Yes, we have a famous example in the Mayor of London. Born in the US to British parents studying in the US, he has both US and British citizenship. The US tax authorities are trying to get capital tax payments from him, although he hasn't lived there since his birth in 1964!
But maybe it is just revenge since the city of London has a long-standing dispute with the US Embassy. When 'road charging' (ie, a daily toll for vehicle use in the city centre) was introduced, the US Embassy declared that they considered it a form of local taxation from which they considered themselves exempt. The penalty charges run up by the embassy for non-payment for embassy vehicles stands at $8 million and includes a fine for the US President's limo last year.
I had been wondering if the 180-day limit was the point at which 'foreigners' would become liable for US taxes.