a "resident" under the Internal Revenue Code
Law of Nations: Definition of
"Resident"-HOT! This is the book upon which the writing
of our Constitution was based by the Founding Fathers
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Black's Law Dictionary,
Sixth Edition, p. 1309:
person who occupies
a dwelling within the State,
has a present intent to remain within
the State for a period
of time, and manifests the genuineness of that intent by establishing
an ongoing physical presence within
the State together with
indicia that his presence within
the State is something
other than merely transitory
in nature. The word “resident” when used as a noun means a dweller,
habitant or occupant; one who resides or dwells in a place for a period
of more, or less, duration; it signifies one having a residence, or
one who resides or abides. [Hanson v. P.A. Peterson Home Ass’n,
35 Ill.App2d 134, 182 N.E.2d 237, 240] [Underlines added]
Word “resident” has
many meanings in law, largely determined by
statutory context in
which it is used. [Kelm v. Carlson, C.A.Ohio, 473, F2d 1267,
[Black's Law Dictionary,
Sixth Edition, p. 1309]
§7701(b)(1)(A) Resident alien
(b) Definition of resident alien
and nonresident alien
(1) In general
For purposes of this title (other than subtitle B) -
(A) Resident alien
An alien individual shall be
treated as a resident
of the United States
with respect to any calendar year if (and only if) such individual
meets the requirements of clause (i), (ii), or (iii):
(i) Lawfully admitted for permanent residence
Such individual is a lawful permanent resident of the United
States at any time during such calendar year.
(ii) Substantial presence test
Such individual meets the substantial presence test of paragraph
(iii) First year election
Such individual makes the election provided in paragraph
26 CFR §301.7701(b)-1: Resident alien
26: Internal Revenue
PART 301—PROCEDURE AND ADMINISTRATION
§ 301.7701(b)-1 Resident alien.
Section 301.7701(b)–1(b) provides
rules for determining whether an alien individual is a lawful permanent
resident of the United States. Section 301.7701(b)–1(c) provides
rules for determining if an alien individual satisfies the substantial
presence test. Section 301.7701(b)–2 provides rules for determining
when an alien individual will be considered to maintain a
tax home in a foreign country and to have
a closer connection to that foreign country. Section 301.7701(b)–3
provides rules for determining if an individual is an exempt individual
because of his or her status as a foreign government-related individual,
teacher, trainee, student, or professional athlete. Section 301.7701(b)–3
also provides rules for determining whether an individual may exclude
days of presence in the United States because the individual was
unable to leave the United States because of a medical condition.
Section 301.7701(b)–4 provides rules for determining an individual's
residency starting and termination dates. Section 301.7701(b)–5
provides rules for applying section 877 to a nonresident alien individual.
Section 301.7701(b)–6 provides rules for determining the taxable
year of an alien. Section 301.7701(b)–7 provides rules for determining
the effect of these regulations on rules in tax conventions to which
the United States is a party. Section 301.7701(b)–8 provides procedural
rules for establishing that an individual is a nonresident alien.
Section 301.7701(b)–9 provides the effective dates of section 7701(b)
and the regulations under that section. Unless the context indicates
otherwise, the regulations under §§301.7701(b)–1 through 301.7701(b)–9
apply for purposes of determining whether a United States citizen
is also a resident of the United States. (This determination may
be relevant, for example, to the application of section 861(a)(1)
which treats income from interest-bearing obligations of residents
as income from sources within the United States.) The regulations
do not apply and §§1.871–2 and 1.871–5 of this chapter continue
to apply for purposes of the bona fide residence test of section
911. See §1.911–2(c) of this chapter. For purposes of determining
whether an individual is a resident of the United States for estate
and gift tax purposes, see §20.0–1(b)(1) and (2) and §25.2501–1(b)
of this chapter, respectively.
(b) Lawful permanent resident—(1) Green card test.
An alien is a resident alien with respect to a calendar year if
the individual is a lawful permanent resident at any time during
the calendar year. A lawful permanent resident is an individual
who has been lawfully granted the privilege of residing permanently
in the United States as an immigrant in accordance with the immigration
laws. Resident status is deemed to continue unless it is rescinded
or administratively or judicially determined to have been abandoned.
(2) Rescission of resident status. Resident status is
considered to be rescinded if a final administrative or judicial
order of exclusion or deportation is issued regarding the alien
individual. For purposes of this paragraph, the term “final judicial
order” means an order that is no longer subject to appeal to a higher
court of competent jurisdiction.
26 CFR §301.7701-5 Domestic,
foreign, resident, and nonresident persons.
A domestic corporation
is one organized or created in the United States, including only
the States (and during the periods when not States, the Territories
of Alaska and Hawaii), and the District of Columbia, or under the
law of the United States or of any State or Territory. A foreign
corporation is one which is not domestic. A domestic corporation
is a resident corporation even though it does no business and owns
no property in the United States.
A foreign corporation
engaged in trade or business within the United States is referred
to in the regulations in this chapter as a resident foreign corporation,
and a foreign corporation not engaged in trade or business within
the United States, as a nonresident foreign corporation.
A partnership engaged in trade or business within the United States
is referred to in the regulations in this chapter as a resident
partnership, and a partnership not engaged in trade or business
within the United States, as a nonresident partnership.
Whether a partnership
is to be regarded as resident or nonresident is not determined by
the nationality or residence of its members or by the place in which
it was created or organized.
[Amended by T.D. 8813, Federal Register: February 2, 1999 (Volume
64, Number 21), Page 4967-4975]
NOTE!: Whether a "person" is a "resident" or "nonresident"
has NOTHING to do with the nationality or residence, but with whether
it is engaged in a "trade or business"]
26 U.S.C. § 865. Source rules for personal property sales
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Subtitle A >
CHAPTER 1 >
Subchapter N >
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§ 865. Source rules for personal property sales
(g) United States
For purposes of this section—
(1) In general
Except as otherwise provided in this subsection—
The term “United States resident” means—
any individual who—
is a United States citizen or
a resident alien and does not have a
tax home (as defined in section
(d)(3)) in a foreign country, or
is a nonresident alien and has
a tax home (as so defined) in the United States, and
any corporation, trust, or estate
which is a United States person (as defined in section
The term “nonresident” means any person
other than a United States resident.
of Law ©1996.
who has a residence in a particular place but does not necessarily have
the status of a citizen.
Note that even when a person is not a resident, he or she may elect
to be treated as a resident with his or her consent. The rules
for electing to be treated as a resident are found in IRS Publication
54: Tax Guide for U.S. Citizens
and Resident Aliens Abroad.
RESIDENCY OF PERSONS
We as people are not "resident" or "domiciled" - "within" we
are an "inhabitant" and a temporary sojourner upon the land. Our
life is for a specific time and once it is over its over on this
world. However, an entity such as a corporation has perpetual life
and it is a creature of the State under the Municipal Corporations
Act of 1871. Prior to that time a corporation could only be formed
by an Act of the Legislature of the state where the corporation
would operate its business. Now all one needs to do is apply to
the Corporate Division of the Secretary of State for the privilege
of doing business as a corporation.