I was recommended an enrolled agent (EA) to help me file my taxes and he asked me to file an extension as he needs more time to read about my specific tax situation.
The EA did not go into details with my return yet, but he mentioned that although my 1099-MISC puts all my income in box 7, I would not have to pay any self employment taxes (FICA) on it, just the income tax
From what I have read so far, this raises a red flag as I understand that income reported only in box 3 is not subject to self employment taxes but all income reported in box 7 is subjected to both income and SE taxes
Since I have no income reported in box 3 and all of it in box 7, by not paying self employment taxes, the EA might be filing my taxes incorrectly?
The first name on the tax return is that of my wife (who had no income for 2102) if that helps.
My tax situation (if that could change the answer) is detailed here: F1 student, as a non-resident, filing married separate tax return with US Citizen wife