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I am an F1 student <5 years in the USA and am eligible for FICA refunds.

I contacted my company and told them that I will be requesting the IRS for the FICA refund as I was very close to the last date for filing tax returns and there wasn't enough time. They accepted and I sent my returns to IRS. However, 6 weeks later, I received a check from my company with the refund amount and the corrected W2c document, even though I had asked them not to. Now that I have obtained the refund from the company, what should I do? Do I need to send an amendment to the IRS? Note- IRS has NOT sent me a FICA refund yet.

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    "Do I need to send an amendment to the IRS?" Probably. But I'd wait for the IRS check, or some other communication from them. – RonJohn Jun 26 at 21:32
  • Thanks for the reply! Any idea about how long they usually take to communicate? Tried calling the IRS but didn't get through! – sanchkin Jun 27 at 22:36
  • Eight weeks should be long enough. – RonJohn Jun 28 at 2:34
  • Thank you! I'll report back if I get anything. – sanchkin Jun 29 at 3:17

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