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German PhD Student doing a Paid internship in USA for 3 Months. How to handle the taxes?

The United States Tax Authority (IRS) refers to your situation as a nonresident alien. Unfortunately, the tax treaties between the USA and European nations do not mean that you get to choose where to ...
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German PhD Student doing a Paid internship in USA for 3 Months. How to handle the taxes?

Do I need a bank account in the USA to recieve my salary? Probably. Ask your employer, but it is very uncommon for American software companies to pay in cash. Can I pay the taxes in Germany myself ...
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Received a Letter from SSN Administration and Very Confused

The SSA is tracking your annual reported income (self-employed or employed), so when you retire, they are able to calculate your SS payments. What this means is that they think your self-employed ...
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US Social Security survivor’s benefit—amount

I should have made this an answer instead of an update. I called the Social Security national line, and to my surprise was not on hold for an hour.  Person told me that I was correct and did not know ...
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If I earn my 40th Social Security credit mid-year, is my Medicare Initial Enrolment Period when I earn the credit or when the credit is filed for?

OK, I researched this on my own. There are zero online resources for this. It was just me vs. the regulations. tl;dr You can choose whichever calendar quarters to credit in your favour. Eligibility ...
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