I am a Canadian physician in the US on a J1 visa. All my income is from a Canadian source (fellowship grant). I have now been here for 3 years so should be filing as a US-resident. Can I request an exemption (form SCI-W8 with my canadian bank)? Another detail is that I'm also enrolled in graduate school in the US. DOes this change the rule re: the substantial presence test? I'd rather NOT become a US-resident since I will be returning to Canada next year. Thanks!
This is a question for an international tax lawyer. From an immigration point-of-view, resident means green card holder. You mean resident in a non-immigration / tax-related manner.
You keep posting your question in a wrong forum. It is outside of the scope of US immigration law.
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Please begin by reading carefully the terms of the Fellowship Grant because often those documents will define tax consequences for recipients. Otherwise, it is best to consult a tax lawyer with International experience, preferably US/CA.
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