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Do I pay gift taxes in US, if I send money (>$15000) to my father in India?

I am in the US on F1 visa - OPT, I need to send money to pay off my student loan in India. I have already sent about $25000 to my dad, who has paid it to the bank for my student loan and I am planning ...
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Is Stock Trading legal for a student on F-1 Visa in USA? [duplicate]

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've found some posts on quora that say Trading is completely legal, but should not ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Can an F1 student working on OPT with a STEM extension earn unrelated self employed income from a foreign employer?

I am currently working in the US for a company where the role is directly related to my major. While I am here, can I complete work for an international company on a freelance (contracted) basis, or ...
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Am I eligible for a refund of Social Security and Medicare taxes for when I was on an F-1 visa?

This question is for a friend. They came to the United States as a student in 2009 on OPT/F-1 visa. In November of 2011 they started to work for the Department of Defense as a teacher. They had Social ...
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Can I claim my wife as dependent once she gets her SSN, for a previous years return?

Here are some facts pertaining to my situation: I'm an international student on F-1 visa, and my wife joined me in US on a F-2 visa I tried to get a ITIN for her before filing my federal tax return ...
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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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Investment options for f1 visa students in USA

I am foreign graduate student in USA. I recently completed my undergrad (from USA) and have a bit of money saved up. I know that F1 students cannot work off campus and other business activities such ...
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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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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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Student on F1 visa with paid internship: How to estimate & file a tax return for refund?

I'm on an F1 visa, and I did a paid internship for 7 months. My gross earnings was around $27K, and ~$4K was withheld for taxes. On my pay stub, I see records for: Federal Income tax, California ...
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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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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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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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Figuring out eligibility for Substantial Presence Test

I am in the US for the past five years on F-1 Visa.I came here on Jan 01,2011. One of the HR Block Tax Pro that I used for filing 2014 tax returns used Substantial Presence Test where I was considered ...
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Accepting money for college tuition from US citizen

I am a student in the US on a F-1 visa. Can I accept money which will go towards my university tuition from a US citizen? I have a college checking account here and I don't know if I can accept ...
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Can an International student of F1 VISA accept money in her US bank account on behalf of someone else?

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 ...
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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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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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Question about being a Resident Alien for Tax purposes

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 ...
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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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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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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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I filed my 2015 taxes with 1040 using TurboTax, but I am F1 student. How should I file for amendment

I am on F1 Visa(International student). I have a W2 from my summer internship. I accidentally filed my taxes using TurboTax with 1040A, but I need to file with 1040NR. How should I file for amendment?
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F1 student in US, correcting mistake in wrong tax form filed

I noticed a similar question In the US as an F-1 student, filed the wrong form last year. But I have something additional to ask. I am a F1 student nonresident alien and, in 2014, I filed form 1040EZ ...
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Can I receive APTC if I am on F1?

Last year I used the marketplace (healthcare.gov) to get health insurance for myself (F1) and my dependents (F2). Based on the information and documents I provided, they found me eligible and gave my ...
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Stimulus check for resident alien on 2020 tax return

As a F1 student, I was nonresident alien from 2015-2019, then my status changed to resident alien at 2020. But, as you know, this status change happens at August 2020, I didn’t get the stimulus check, ...
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Am I a US resident?

I came to USA in August 2015 on a F-1 visa and switched to H1-B visa in Jan 2020. As per the substantial presence test, I will only become a resident alien after 183 days. My questions are, I have ...
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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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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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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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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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As a student, should I get a credit card from India to the US, or apply for a credit card in the US?

I am planning to travel to the US as a student. I'm currently employed at an IB in India and I could get a credit card with a very good credit limit. However, if I get a credit card after going to the ...
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How can I receive money in the US without having a work visa?

I have a business idea and go to school in the US. I am wondering if I tell my trusted friend my idea and he opens the business under his name (he is a US citizen) and I invest 50 percent of capital ...
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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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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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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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Passive income for International student

After working 3 jobs and taking advantage of scholarships, I am seeking advice for earning passive income with F1-visa. It's amazing to be able 'buy' time to spent with the family!! I am very ...
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1040 or 1040NR this time?

I am a international student, came to USA on F-1 visa from India and graduated last year. this year (2014) my company filed H1-B and got approval. Now I am on my H1-B from this October. When I file my ...
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File as single or married separately?

I’m in the US under an f1 student visa and got married in december of 2023 with a foreign person that lives abroad. I received income in 2023 and will submit my taxes as non resident and I believe my ...
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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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Foreign student and substantial presence test

I am an international student on F-1 visa for the past three years. I have maintained F-1 status throughout these years and F-1 is the only visa class I enter the US with in the past three years. I ...
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Can I file tax for both F1 and H-1B partially the first year?

Last year I started working at a company as F-1 OPT around Jul, and then I turned into H-1B on Oct. So, I have to file as a non-resident alien. However, somehow the company withhold FICA tax from my ...
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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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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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How do I file 2015 taxes for F-1 OPT till Sept 30, 2015 to H-1B from Oct 1, 2015?

Last year, I've filed 1040NR-EZ myself by entering all the values in the form manually. Because of complications in my case this year, I'm seeking a software's help. I was on F1/OPT From Dec 2012 ...
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