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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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Tax return on income less than 8000 USD from royalties

I am a U.S. Nonresident Alien (graduate student in Seattle, WA). I am married, but my wife is not in US. In 2018, I earned ~8,000 USD in royalties. That's my total US earnings for 2018. I have not ...
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Individual Mandate Penalty for a Resident Alien who left the country in August

I am an F1 student who was in the United States from September 2011 till August 2018. I completed my coursework in May 2015, and stayed in the US for another three years under the OPT provision. I ...
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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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Can an F1 student elect to file as a resident alien during the first 5 years?

As stated above, can an F1 student elect to be treated as a resident alien for tax purposes? As in, can an F1 student choose to not exempt their days in the US under the substantial presence test?
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PA state tax for CA income as an F-1 student (nonresident alien)

I'm currently studying in PA on F-1 visa and have earned my only income last year from CA (internship while on CPT). I understand I should file state tax with CA as a nonresident. But I'm confused ...
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Does a small Bonus for an unpaid internship need to be reported or taxed?

I did an unpaid internship in fall 2019, at the end I was given an amount below $500 as a small bonus for my work their. It came from a personal account of my boss, so my question if that money needs ...
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Fed MED/EE, Fed OASDI/EE and CA OASDI/EE visa status F1 - OPT

When I worked as intern on CPT, my employer deducted the following taxes from my pay check: Fed MED/EE Fed OASDI/EE CA OASDI/EE My tax agent said I need to request them to get that back or fill a ...
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Capital gain tax on stocks for nonresident alien under USA-German tax treaty

I am trying to understand the tax treaty between USA and Germany but this is a pain. I am in the USA on a student visa and considered to be a nonresident alien for tax purposes. I had some gain from ...
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Using Standard deduction while filing 1040NR for year 2018

As per https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p519.pdf Standard deduction. If you are a student who qualifies under Article 21(2) of the United States–India Income Tax Treaty, you can take the standard ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How do I file royalty taxes from abroad as a nonresident alien in the US

I have a question regarding royalty taxes. Last summer, I earned additional ~18,000 from a book that I wrote, next to my primary income source (I am currently appointed as a research assistant), and I ...
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How much tax should I expect to pay on $1850 per month of PhD stipend in Virginia as an international student on study visa?

First $5000 are tax free due to a treaty. The money is from a teaching assistantship. According to the internet state tax is < 5%. Are there any other taxes like federal tax etc? Are taxes paid ...
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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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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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Capital gains tax for F1 visa holders?

I am currently on F1 visa and planning to invest in U.S. stocks. Could someone explain how much is the tax on any capital gains? Both long term and short term?
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On my tax status and the substantial presence test for F1 student on OPT

I have done much reading on the matter but I find myself still uncertain regarding my current tax status, because of how the exemption days count for F1 students. I got my F1 visa and have been ...
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Tax forms to report Capital Gain/Losses for Non-Resident Alien on F-1 visa?

I am a non-resident alien on F-1 Visa. I recieved a W-2 from my employer. I have also sold stocks and etfs through robo-advisors. I have recieved forms 1099-B and 1099-DIV from them. Where should I ...
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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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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 ...