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Schedule NEC (Form 1040-NR) is used to report income not effectively connected with a U.S. trade or business. This may include, but is not limited to, dividends, royalties, and gambling winnings. Tax must be withheld at the source, and is generally withheld at a rate of 30%. The tax must be withheld by the person that pays the income. If your country of residence and the United States have a treaty which sets lower rates, your withholding may be lower.

To enter your income on Schedule NEC:

  1. From within your TaxAct return (Online or Desktop), click Tools down the left to expand, then click Forms Assistant. On smaller devices, click in the upper left-hand corner, then click Tools.
  2. Click to expand the FEDERAL Forms folder, then click to expand the Forms & Schedules folder.
  3. Click Schedule NEC - Tax on Income Not Effectively Connected With a U.S. Trade or Business, then click Add.
  4. On the screen titled Social Security Benefits - Schedule NEC, click Yes.
  5. On the screen titled Tax on Income Not Effectively Connected With a U.S. Trade or Business, click Schedule NEC, enter your information directly on the Quick Window, then click Save & Close.

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