My friend is an international student from India, studying in the US (F1 student VISA).
I work from India and U.S. client is about to pay me for some writing services. The U.S client agreed to pay the money in my friend's US account, which he can then transfer to my Indian account.
Please do not suggest alternatives to this payment route. I am aware of them.
The friend is trustworthy. Period.
I am asking whether this is alright to do. And that he wouldn't have to show this as "taxable income" when he files for taxes at year end?
He is just acting as an intermediary in this case.
Would this be a problem with the IRS or immigration's?