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How Is A Resident Alien Taxed?

A resident Alien is taxed on Worldwide income from all sources just like a US citizen. The exclusion for foreign earned income may be claimed. A resident alien may claim a foreign tax credit. A resident alien pension from a foreign government is subject to US tax. A resident alien working in the US for a foreign government is not taxed on the wages if the foreign government allows a similar exemption.

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