Cole, TC Summary Opinion 2016-22

Facts: A U.S. citizen and permanent resident of Israel incurs capital gains from the sale of stock of a U.S. corporation.

U.S. – Israel Income Tax Treaty Provisions:

Article 15, Paragraph 1: “[a] resident of one of the Contracting States shall be exempt from tax by the other Contracting State on gains from the sale, exchange, or other disposition of capital assets.”

Article 6, Paragraph 3: ““[n]otwithstanding any provisions of this Convention except paragraph (4), a Contracting State may tax its residents and its citizens as if this Convention had not come into effect.”

Question: Can the U.S. subject the taxpayer’s gain to U.S. income tax…

Cole, TC Summary Opinion 2016-22

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