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Hey guys!

 

I'm getting closer to the end of my K1 Visa process. While waiting for the interview, I try to gather information about things I'll need to know once I move. One of them is connected to my apartment here in Saint Petersburg.

 

I was wondering how much I'd have to pay yearly for my property? I don't plan on selling or renting it once I leave, that's why I won't profit from it in any way. Will I still be taxed for it regardless? And if so, how much? 

 

Here in Russia I pay taxes once a year and it's a fixed and small amount of money unless I profit from it. But I don't know how it works in the US. 

 

Thank you,  

 

Olga 

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59 minutes ago, Olga&Jared said:

Hey guys!

 

I'm getting closer to the end of my K1 Visa process. While waiting for the interview, I try to gather information about things I'll need to know once I move. One of them is connected to my apartment here in Saint Petersburg.

 

I was wondering how much I'd have to pay yearly for my property? I don't plan on selling or renting it once I leave, that's why I won't profit from it in any way. Will I still be taxed for it regardless? And if so, how much? 

 

Here in Russia I pay taxes once a year and it's a fixed and small amount of money unless I profit from it. But I don't know how it works in the US. 

 

Thank you,  

 

Olga 

No effect on your US taxes.  Just don't try to deduct taxes you paid on property in St. Pete on your US tax forms.


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3 minutes ago, gregcrs2 said:

No effect on your US taxes.  Just don't try to deduct taxes you paid on property in St. Pete on your US tax forms.

You mean that I need to declare the amount of taxes I paid for the entire time I had this property or only declare the ones I'll be paying after I move? 

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2 minutes ago, Olga&Jared said:

You mean that I need to declare the amount of taxes I paid for the entire time I had this property or only declare the ones I'll be paying after I move? 

No, you do not declare anything relating to property taxes paid in St. Pete.


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12/29/2018  Sent ROC package to Dallas PO Box by USPS Priority Mail. 

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01/03/2019  Received text message from USCIS stating original receipt to follow in mail and a receipt number starting with MSC.

01/07/2019  Added receipt number to myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ and it shows case received and nothing to do at this time.

01/11/2019  Received US Postal Service Informed Delivery email at 8:20am showing incoming letter from USCIS.

01/11/2019  Received biometric appointment in the mail.  Biometric appointment is for 01/22/2019

01/14/2019  Completed walk-in biometric at Tampa Field Office.

01/29/2019  Filed an online e-request due to no I-797 receipt mailed to date.  Received automated email to expect a reply by Feb. 20.

01/30/2019  E-request response received.  They will send a duplicate receipt and we should receive it within 30 days.

02/04/2019  Informed delivery show an incoming letter form USCIS.  Won't know if it is a copy or original extension letter as we are out of country for about another 2 weeks and mail is on hold until then.

02/19/2019  USPS delivered our "hold mail" today.  Received an original 18 month extension letter.   Notice date is 01/30/2019.

04/13/2019  Checked case status online.  Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview as of 04/04/2019

 

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US taxes are based on income, not wealth.  Unless income is generated, it won't affect your US taxes.


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