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Do expats in the Philippines required to pay Philippines income tax for income from outside the Philippines?

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In my case, I'm US citizen married to a Philippina (that also have a US citizenship).

I will have US generated income from investments, withdrawals from my 401K, and social security benefits.

I know that I have to pay US tax for those income and that's fine.

But will I need to pay also Philippines tax?

The Philippines - US tax treaty, does not solve the problem, since Philippines tax rate will be much higher than the US rate.

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Taxes are very individualized. I always suggest speaking to a professional about specifics to your situation.

If your income is US based, you should okay. However, you may want to check about your wife's tax obligations as a Philippine citizen when she moves back to Philippines.

Here is the information from PWC's:

The Philippines taxes its resident citizens on their worldwide income. Non-resident citizens and aliens, whether or not resident in the Philippines, are taxed only on income from sources within the Philippines. 

I'm not a tax advisor and this is not tax advice. 

This post was modified 1 month ago by Marco