When I worked as intern on CPT, my employer deducted the following taxes from my pay check:
- Fed MED/EE
- Fed OASDI/EE
- CA OASDI/EE
My tax agent said I need to request them to get that back or fill a form along with my taxes. I did and got 100% of it back. Tax agent said that you should deal with it during your first pay check and they will not deduct it from there on.
Now, I am working on OPT full-time with my visa status as F1. My new employer is also deducting same taxes for me. I contacted payroll department but they sent me a mail stating "Those are default taxes and we cannot stop that."
How do I let them know that I am exempt from those taxes?