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Some Useful Information about US Tax

The US remains one of the most popular destinations for those that are looking for an adventure in the form of work and travel. There is so much to explore in the US, and so much diversity to experience, that the US travel experience remains one of the most popular of all the work and travel programmes available. Each state in this vast country is like a country in itself, with different laws, different customs and very different landscapes and climates. Thus, you can never really say that you have seen the US, only a portion of it!

{mosgoogle right}With regard to the government tax regulations, there are a few important things to note, for people that are traveling to the US on a work permit / visa programme. For example, foreign students and participants in Internship or other Educational programmes, that are in the US on F1, M1 and J1 visas, each required to file a US tax return, in case they have an income, as a result of working in the US. Generally, all of these visa types will have very different sources of income whether they have earned money from employment, scholarships, assistantships, grants and other payment related that are related to their education.

The US government has tax treaty agreements with many countries, including the United Kingdom and Ireland. Under these tax treaty agreements, some income can be earned free of tax, up to a certain amount. Regulations and stipulations exist with regard to this whole area, but in general, income tax avoidance (not income tax evasion, please note!) will depend on the person’s occupation whilst employed in the US as well as the duration of their stay in the US.

If you are currently residing in the US on a work permit programme, and you have been paying income tax on your income whilst in the US, you are most likely due a tax refund. The only way to find out for certain is to check with the tax authorities themselves because one thing you can be absolutely certain of is that they will not contact you!

An altogether easier way to go about securing your refund is to contact Taxback.com, the world’s leading income tax refund company. They will handle your refund request from start to finish, meaning that all you have to do is register, sit back, relax and let them do all the work on your behalf!

Visit www.xpatriates.lnk.taxback.com for full details.