I came to US in 2014 on F1 and started F1-OPT in July, 2015. 3 months later, I started my H1B in October and I'm still single. It's pretty complicated and according to my research, I have these two options:
- Filing as Non-Resident. But by doing so I'm not sure if I can use the treaty between my country.
- Filing as Dual-Status after making the first year choice. I think I can use the treaty in the first part of dual status, i.e. before October. But what other benefits would this provide?
Besides, I have one more question. Since I just graduated in May, 2015, am I eligible to claim education credit? I didn't see it on Pub 519.