Category:Non-US domiciles

From Bogleheads

Non-US domiciles includes pages that deal with investing and tax for investors domiciled outside the US.

Most countries tax you if only you live there (or sometimes, if you are domiciled there). Eritrea and the US are different. Both of these countries tax their citizens no matter where they live. For more, see: Taxation as a US person living abroad. Also: Accidental American § Taxation of non-residents from Wikipedia.

Domicile is a legal term for being a lawful permanent resident in a particular jurisdiction. Your domicile often determines your best options for investing. Investment funds also have a domicile, and here this too affects how they operate, including taxation.

You can remain domiciled in a jurisdiction even after leaving it, if you keep enough links with that jurisdiction or do not intend to leave permanently; for example, if you move to a different state or country but have not yet decided to remain there indefinitely.

For non-US investors, that is, people who are not US citizens, not US green card holders, and not resident in the US, most of the Bogleheads investment philosophy is universally applicable. You can use it if you live outside of the US, although you will need to account for your local investment and tax rules.

For US expat investors, that is, people who are US citizens or green card holders but who live outside the US, harsh US tax rules generally mean that you must invest as if still domiciled in the US, even though not.

For a complete overview of non-US investing, see Outline of non-US domiciles. If you are a non-US investor, many wiki pages will not apply to you. See: Pages not intended for non-US investors. Conversely, some pages apply only to non-US investors. A banner at the top of a page may indicate the investor group to which it applies.

Canadian investors should also refer to our sister Canadian wiki, finiki.