26 U.S. Code § 873 - Deductions

(a) General rule
In the case of a nonresident alien individual, the deductions shall be allowed only for purposes of section 871 (b) and (except as provided by subsection (b)) only if and to the extent that they are connected with income which is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States; and the proper apportionment and allocation of the deductions for this purpose shall be determined as provided in regulations prescribed by the Secretary.
(b) Exceptions
The following deductions shall be allowed whether or not they are connected with income which is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States:
(1) Losses
The deduction allowed by section 165 for casualty or theft losses described in paragraph (2) or (3) of section 165 (c), but only if the loss is of property located within the United States.
(2) Charitable contributions
The deduction for charitable contributions and gifts allowed by section 170.
(3) Personal exemption
The deduction for personal exemptions allowed by section 151, except that only one exemption shall be allowed under section 151 unless the taxpayer is a resident of a contiguous country or is a national of the United States.
(c) Cross reference
For rule that certain foreign taxes are not to be taken into account in determining deduction or credit, see section 906 (b)(1).

Source

(Aug. 16, 1954, ch. 736, 68A Stat. 280; Pub. L. 89–809, title I, § 103(c)(1),Nov. 13, 1966, 80 Stat. 1550; Pub. L. 92–580, § 1(b),Oct. 27, 1972, 86 Stat. 1276; Pub. L. 94–455, title XIX, § 1906(b)(13)(A),Oct. 4, 1976, 90 Stat. 1834; Pub. L. 95–30, title I, § 101(d)(11),May 23, 1977, 91 Stat. 134; Pub. L. 98–369, div. A, title VII, § 711(c)(2)(A)(iv),July 18, 1984, 98 Stat. 945; Pub. L. 105–277, div. J, title IV, § 4004(b)(3),Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681–911.)
Amendments

1998—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 105–277amended heading and text of par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The deduction for losses allowed by section 165 (c)(3), but only if the loss is of property located within the United States.”
1984—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 98–369substituted “for losses” for “, for losses of property not connected with the trade or business if arising from certain casualties or theft,”.
1977—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 95–30struck out par. (1) which made a cross reference to section 142 (b)(1) for disallowance of the standard deduction and struck out “(2)” at beginning of single remaining cross reference.
1976—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94–455struck out “or his delegate” after “Secretary”.
1972—Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 92–580substituted exception that only one exemption be allowed under section 151 unless the taxpayer is a resident of a contiguous country or is a national of the United States, for exception that in the case of a non-resident alien individual who is not a resident of a contiguous country only one exception be allowed under section 151.
1966—Pub. L. 89–809amended section generally, substituting “connected with income which is effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business within the United States” for “connected with income from sources within the United States” in subsec. (a), striking out provisions relating to the deduction of losses not connected with a trade or business but incurred in transactions entered into for profit in subsec. (b), making the casualty loss deduction available even if the property giving rise to the loss is not effectively connected with the conduct of a trade or business in the United States if the property is located in this country, making the charitable contribution deduction available even though not related to the trade or business, and adding subsec. (c)(2) making a cross reference to section 906 (b)(1) for rule that certain foreign taxes are not to be taken into account in determining deduction or credit.
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 105–277applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1983, see section 4004(c)(1) ofPub. L. 105–277, set out as a note under section 172 of this title.
Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 98–369applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1983, see section 711(c)(2)(A)(v) ofPub. L. 98–369, set out as a note under section 165 of this title.
Effective Date of 1977 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–30applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1976, see section 106(a) ofPub. L. 95–30, set out as a note under section 1 of this title.
Effective Date of 1972 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 92–580applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1971, see section 1(c) ofPub. L. 92–580, set out as a note under section 152 of this title.
Effective Date of 1966 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 89–809applicable with respect to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1966, see section 103(n)(1) ofPub. L. 89–809, set out as a note under section 871 of this title.

 

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