Poland, up to 5 years of Tax Treaty

2 years of teaching/research tax treaty with unlimited exemption; 5 years of grant and similar tax treaty with unlimited exemption; 5 years of training tax treaty with 2000 $ exemption

Tax treaty for Professors, Teachers, and Researchers

An individual who is a resident of Poland on the date of arrival in the United States and who is temporarily in the United States at the invitation of the U.S. Government, a university, or other recognized educational institution in the United States primarily to teach or engage in research, or both, at a university or other recognized educational institution is exempt from U.S. income tax on income for the teaching or research for a maximum of 2 years from the date of arrival in the United States.

The exemption does not apply if the resident claimed, during the immediately preceding period, the benefits described later under Students and Apprentices.

This exemption does not apply to income from research carried on mainly for the private benefit of any person rather than in the public interest.

Tax treaty for Training, education, studying and recipients of grants, fellowships, scholarships and awards

An individual who is a resident of Poland on the date of arrival in the United States and who is temporarily in the United States primarily to study at a university or other recognized educational institution in the United States, obtain professional training, or study or do research as a recipient of a grant, allowance, or award from a governmental, religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational organization is exempt from U.S. income tax on the following amounts.

  • Gifts from abroad for maintenance, education, study, research, or training.
  • The grant, allowance, or award.
  • Any other payments received from Poland, except income from performing personal services.
  • Income from personal services performed in the United States of up to $2,000 each tax year.

An individual is entitled to the benefit of this exemption for a maximum of 5 years.

An individual who is a resident of Poland on the date of arrival in the United States and who is temporarily in the United States as an employee of, or under contract with, a resident of Poland is exempt from U.S. income tax for 1 year on up to $5,000 received for personal services if the individual is in the United States primarily to:

  • Acquire technical, professional, or business experience from a person other than that resident of Poland or other than a person related to that resident, or
  • Study at an educational institution.

An individual who is a resident of Poland on the date of arrival in the United States and who is temporarily in the United States for not longer than 1 year as a participant in a program sponsored by the U.S. Government primarily to train, research, or study is exempt from U.S. income tax on up to $10,000 of income received for personal services for the training, research, or study.

(Reported from Internal Revenue Service (IRS), US government Publication 901)