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When is the earliest I can file as a resident alien?

I came to the US in 2016 August as a F1 student and I know I am a non resident alient for the first five years. I want to know when the earliest I can file as a resident alien. Is it when I file in ...
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Tax Changes Not Updated in W-2 after Change of Status from F-1 to H1B

I was on the F1 OPT Extension student visa from May 2017 to May 2019. My H1B started on October 10th, 2018 but my HR records/paystubs didn't update and so is my W-2 for the last 3 months of 2018. ...
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Dual status tax returns (F-1 H1B)

I was on an F-1 visa from August 2013 till September 2017 and on an H1B visa from October till now. I am single. I filed extension for the 2017 year and now as I am Resident for tax purpose as I ...
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Resident vs Non-resident alien in the United States

I have been in the United States since August 2015 in an F1 visa. I was away from January 2018 to May 2018 in Denmark for study abroad. I do have a SSN as well. I wanted to open a savings account in ...
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Can a student with F-1 visa status in USA invest using Robinhood app? If yes, how can we pay taxes including this investments?

I'm an international student in the USA on an F1 Visa. I just want to know if I can use Robinhood app on my visa status. I've found some posts on Quora that say trading is completely legal, but should ...
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Claim Tax treaty for savings account in the US

Should I claim tax treaty benefits as an Indian working in the US on F1 Visa, non-resident status for tax purposes, on my w8 form? It was issued by my bank in US for holding a savings account with ...
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US investments for a non-resident alien

Where am I allowed to invest my money in the US considering that I am non-resident alien (I have a F1 visa)? I noticed that most of the brokerage or investment platforms online do not allow people ...
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Form 8843 - Statement for Exempt Individuals - Do I need to complete a closer connection form?

I am a Canadian citizen that has studied and worked in the US over the past 5 years. I am unsure how to complete Part III Questions 11 and 12 on the Form 8843. I was on an F1 from Aug 2010 - May ...
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Can a student on an F1 Visa day trade US stocks? [duplicate]

I am an international student on F1 visa. Can I day trade US stocks? As a day trader I will be placing multiple buy sell orders within a day. Is there any limit to number of orders that I can place ...
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Tax situation for money made online by a person in US on F1 Visa?

I am on an F1 Visa in US (citizen on India), and I recently started selling items on Amazon. My revenue for past two months(feb/mar-18) have been around $2000 with around 50% profit. My concern is ...
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1040NR - India F1/F2 visa - Can we claim standard deduction AND claim my spouse as dependent by filing ITIN

According to Pub. 519 Chapter 5, Indian F1 visa taxpayer can claim spouse as dependent in Line 7c of 1040NR along with ITIN application 'APPLIED', if they don't have income. (My spouse on F2 visa, so ...
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Tax filing, visa status changed from F-1 to H1B

As obvious as it is, I am looking to get maximum out of my tax return. I was on the F1 student visa for 4 years August 2013 to September 2017. I was still exempt at the end. My H1B started in ...
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State taxes as an international student on opt who worked as contractor

I worked in the U.S. from February 2017 to January 2018 on an F1-OPT status. I was hired as a contractor so I got my monthly salary without any deductions. I used Glacier tax services to file my ...
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Healthcare requirements for J-1 married to US Citizen

I am a US Citizen and married a J-1 visa holder at the end of December 2017. Facts: I have had healthcare coverage the entire time in 2017 and currently in 2018. My wife is still a J-1 with a ...
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I am on H1B and my wife moved to H4 to F1 this year. Can we file tax returns as married filed jointly?

Can we file tax return as married filing jointly in following scenario: My wife was on H4 moved to F1 since July 2017. She has ITIN. She has been in a different state for 4 months in 2017 for her ...
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Legal issues for selling software for a student on F-1 visa [closed]

A friend of mine is going to sell subscriptions for a SAAS software and he is on F-1 student visa as a non-resident alien. I have got a couple questions about legal issues: Does he need to form an ...
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Tax on Profitable Crypto Transfers between the US & India

I am a non resident alien on F1 OPT living in the US, and have noticed an arbitrage opportunity when trading ETH [a cryptocurrency] between the US & India. Assume the following: I bought 5 eth ...
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Confusion with Spouse Allowances on W-4

I'm trying to minimize my tax withholding, but at the same time not to claim more than a correct number of exemptions. I got stuck with my wife's situation. She's a full-time PhD student and ...
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Married Filing Jointly, moved from F1 to H1B on November 6th

I worked on OPT (F1 visa) in 2017 till November 5th and then moved to H1B. After my research, I found out that I don't pass the substantial presence test since I was under F1 student visa (OPT) for ...
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Is filling 1040NR sufficient for Crypto gains for an F-1 student?

On F-1 status since last 16 months. I have gains of less than $100 on Crypto. Transactions were made on Coinbase.com portal in the US. Other income sources include an Internship on my CPT. Is filing ...
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U.S. taxes for last year of residency

My situation: I was a student on an F-1 visa in the U.S. during the first half of 2017. I received a salary while being a student. I had been in the U.S. for >5 years, so I was a resident alien for ...
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F1-OPT taxes with Husband on H1B - Filing Jointly or Separate

I am on an F1-OPT and asked my employer not to withhold my FICA taxes(social security and medicare) and they have not. My husband is on an H1B and we were thinking if we can file our return together ...
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Tax filing requirements for OPT period (F-1 VISA) in Pennsylvania

This past year I worked under the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program after I graduated. I started my employment period March 15th and worked until September 28th. During this time I got paid ...
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Tax filing for status change - from nonresident F1 to resident H1-B

I have found this question is discussed in several places. I especially found this answer How do I file 2015 taxes for F-1 OPT till Sept 30, 2015 to H-1B from Oct 1, 2015? useful as my situation is ...
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Can I work in US as well as India when on F-1 visa

As a student on the F-1 visa, Am I allowed to work online with income coming to my bank account in my home country. Will that be a violation any F-1 rules?
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May an international student on F1-Visa accept money (cash rewards) in return of contributions made online?

I am an international student currently studying on F1-student-visa in united states. There are many websites where I can contribute (for example, by adding questions/answers, writing articles etc.) ...
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Is buying and selling Bitcoin (and other cryptocurrency) legal for a student on F-1 Visa doing OPT in USA?

I know that trading stocks is allowed for F-1 students in the US as long as income/losses are reported when taxes are done. (Is Stock Trading legal for a student on F-1 Visa in USA?) How about buying ...
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Is Stock Trading legal for a student on F-1 Visa doing CPT in USA?

I'm an international student in US on F1 Visa. I just want to know if how legal is trading stocks on my visa status.I am doing CPT and will be trading with bitcoins. I've found some posts on quora ...
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Help filing US tax return using form 1040NR

I am a married International student on F1 Visa in US. My spouse is here on a dependent VISA. I applied for my tax return using form 1040NR with an ITIN application for my wife at the one of the ...
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F-1 Visa expired - Unable to repay private student loan. What to do?

I was an F-1 student and I graduated with MBA from a top 15 B-school in 2016 and had taken a loan of $85000 (without co-signer). Since my H1B didn't kick in I was forced to quit my job and leave the ...
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W-7 form for F-2 visa?

I am here on an F-1 visa, my wife is here on an F-2 (both non-resident). My wife doesn't have income, but I do. I think my wife did not have to file tax return but she did and we filed separately. ...
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F-1 student investing in foreign markets

I am currently an F-1 student studying in the US. Before I came to the US, I was day trading stocks back home ('a foreign market') - where I am from. Can I still day trade from the US in my home ...
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F1 student for undergraduate and graduate degrees: 1040 or 1040NR

I did an undergraduate degree between 2008 and 2013 under an F1 visa. Then, right after, I started a graduate degree (PhD). I had to apply for a new F1 visa after I graduated in 2013, but I kept my ...
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Non Resident alien income tax, moved from F1 to H1B on October 1st

I worked on OPT (F1 visa) in 2016 till September 30th and then moved to H1B. After my research, I found out that I don't pass the substantial presnece test since I was under F1 student visa (OPT) for ...
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US State Tax Filings for international student

I have a classic question that a lot of my peers in my university have. I am an international student at New York University (NYU) currently on my F-1 visa in the United States pursuing a Masters ...
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Dual status tax filing and residency starting day

In example 1 on the IRS website about alien residency examples the IRS arrives at the conclusion that Wei Wu's residency starting day is 01-01-2016 (he passed the substantial presence test on 07-01-...
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US taxation of stock purchase plan for non-resident alien

An individual in USA is a non-resident alien for tax purposes for the whole year. He works for a US corporation in US. He buys stocks under the stock purchase plan of the company and sells it in the ...
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Worked on internship on student visa but employer asking me to fill form W-9

I worked for a startup company in California on F-1 CPT for two months in 2016. The CEO gave me personal check for salary payment. He hasn't given me W-2 as of yet and upon contacting him I came to ...
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Dividend and Capital gain taxes for F-1 student

I'm an F-1 student under OPT working full time in NYC. I have a brokerage account with Fidelity. I pay income taxes as a non-resident (1040NR)as I am in F-1 and my F-1 Visa started on 2014. While ...
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Filing for taxes as an F-1 on Stipend

I'm an F-1 Student that was on a co-op for 7 months and during this, 14% of my stipend was withheld, every month. Since this was not an employment, I will not be getting a W2, instead I'll be provided ...
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FICA taxes withheld on F1 visa, employer said to give correct W2C moving withheld FICA to Federal? (Unique Case)

I was an intern at a company in 2016. I am currently on F1 visa (Non Resident Alien under 5 years) and therefore exempt fro SSN and Medicare taxes (FICA). My employer withheld these taxes and gave ...
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U.S. nonresident alien: Is my state tax refund taxable?

I am nonresident alien student in US from India and filing 2016 federal tax using 1040-NREZ. I used itemized deductions in 2015 federal taxes (standard deductions). I received state tax refund last ...
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Do I have to pay a Health Care Tax Penalty for my F-1 spouse?

I'm an H-1B holder married to an F-1 student for the middle of 2016. I have insurance coverage through my employer. My F-1 wife doesn't have health insurance. She only has student insurance covered ...
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H-1b visa holder with F-1 spouse filling tax jointly

I'm an H-1b visa holder. I got married in this May 2016. My spouse is an F-1 visa holder. What kind of tax return status is correct for this year. Do I have to file as single from January to April ...
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Previous Employer withheld FICA taxes. Gave me W2C after I filed for taxes

Currently on F1 Visa status. Previous employer withheld FICA taxes. I realized only after filing taxes. After reaching out to them and explaining, a few months later they finally gave me a W2C but did ...
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Are there any legal or tax issues for an international student receiving a gift via wire transfer?

I am an international student in the USA. I have a friend in UAE, he wants to send me money to cover my tuition cost ~$2500.00. He is planning to send it through the Western Union or Money gram. Do I ...
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Becoming a resident for tax purposes for F1 student in USA?

I have been in the US since August 2011, during which I left the country only for 3 weeks. Therefore, I must file my taxes this year as a resident alien for tax purposes. So my question is this: ...
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US-Belgium tax treaty exemption - still valid after visa status change?

tl;dr: what does the word "Resident" mean in a tax treaty Hi, I'm a Belgian PhD Student (F-1) at an accredited US research university. My F-1 visa status officially started in July 2016. From ...
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F1 student and eBay selling tax

I am an international student and I am having an eBay selling account which is not reach the threshold(over 20k$ and 200 transactions). Do i need to file any tax form to IRS. if yes, which form should ...
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Can a F-1 student visa holder loan a car from bmw?

Here is a little bit background: I am currently an opt(F-1) student working at a company as a software developer. My company is actively working with a law firm to get me a work visa. A couple weeks ...