I've been in the United States since January 2009 under an F1 student visa. Since that time I have left the united states only once in December 2009. For the past few years I've been filing taxes as a non-resident alien for tax purposes due to the F1 student visa exemption. However I believe that i read somewhere that after 5 calendar years you are no longer exempt. Does that mean when I go to file my taxes for the 2014 tax year I can do so as a resident alien for tax purposes? I've also looked at the substantial presence test but as far as I understand I would meet the requirements there as I have not left the country since 2009. Mostly just trying to verify that I read the documentation correctly.
Can I now just file using turbotax or similar like every other citizen/resident? Does the fact that I was recently approved for a H1B visa make any difference?
Thanks again for any help