working for foreign company

Old Aug 18th 2003, 3:58 pm
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Kopys
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Hey -

Looks like this message group might have lots of flawed info on
working for company abroad while in the US on H1B visa.

Couple of lawyers told me that it is okay to do some work for a family
based travel agency abroad. They do run a web site so Americans can
also make bookings through the web site. But you cannot book American
establishments - just foreign. But Americans also do book. Internet is
available for everybody.

But then some people seem to be convinced that you cannot work for a
forign business in the US.

Normally a B1 or B2 visa people can do that for sure.

Anyways - I would appreciate knowledgable responses and maybe some
good references written by lawyers. Looks like laymen people tend to
change their opinion very frequently.
 
Old Aug 18th 2003, 6:07 pm
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Joachim Feise
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Kopys wrote:
    >
    > Looks like this message group might have lots of flawed info on
    > working for company abroad while in the US on H1B visa.

It is a gray area at best.
One thing is for sure, though: a person on H1 doing that has to pay US
taxes on the income from the foreign business. The person is considered
a US resident for tax purposes by IRS, and tax residents have to pay US
taxes on their worldwide income. See IRS Publication 519.

-Joe
 
Old Aug 19th 2003, 2:10 pm
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Kopys
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Anybody help?

[email protected] (Kopys) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > Hey -
    >
    > Looks like this message group might have lots of flawed info on
    > working for company abroad while in the US on H1B visa.
    >
    > Couple of lawyers told me that it is okay to do some work for a family
    > based travel agency abroad. They do run a web site so Americans can
    > also make bookings through the web site. But you cannot book American
    > establishments - just foreign. But Americans also do book. Internet is
    > available for everybody.
    >
    > But then some people seem to be convinced that you cannot work for a
    > forign business in the US.
    >
    > Normally a B1 or B2 visa people can do that for sure.
    >
    > Anyways - I would appreciate knowledgable responses and maybe some
    > good references written by lawyers. Looks like laymen people tend to
    > change their opinion very frequently.
 
Old Aug 22nd 2003, 3:45 pm
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Kopys
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I assume that people don't understand issues such as these?

[email protected] (Kopys) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > Anybody help?
    >
    > [email protected] (Kopys) wrote in message news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > > Hey -
    > >
    > > Looks like this message group might have lots of flawed info on
    > > working for company abroad while in the US on H1B visa.
    > >
    > > Couple of lawyers told me that it is okay to do some work for a family
    > > based travel agency abroad. They do run a web site so Americans can
    > > also make bookings through the web site. But you cannot book American
    > > establishments - just foreign. But Americans also do book. Internet is
    > > available for everybody.
    > >
    > > But then some people seem to be convinced that you cannot work for a
    > > forign business in the US.
    > >
    > > Normally a B1 or B2 visa people can do that for sure.
    > >
    > > Anyways - I would appreciate knowledgable responses and maybe some
    > > good references written by lawyers. Looks like laymen people tend to
    > > change their opinion very frequently.
 
Old Aug 22nd 2003, 4:46 pm
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Jozef
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If you really want to receive responses from the people here, I suggest you
start a new thread under a different name and leave out 'lots of flawed
info' and 'layman people tend to change their opinion very frequently'.

"Kopys" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > I assume that people don't understand issues such as these?
    > [email protected] (Kopys) wrote in message
news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > > Anybody help?
    > >
    > > [email protected] (Kopys) wrote in message
news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > > > Hey -
    > > >
    > > > Looks like this message group might have lots of flawed info on
    > > > working for company abroad while in the US on H1B visa.
    > > >
    > > > Couple of lawyers told me that it is okay to do some work for a family
    > > > based travel agency abroad. They do run a web site so Americans can
    > > > also make bookings through the web site. But you cannot book American
    > > > establishments - just foreign. But Americans also do book. Internet is
    > > > available for everybody.
    > > >
    > > > But then some people seem to be convinced that you cannot work for a
    > > > forign business in the US.
    > > >
    > > > Normally a B1 or B2 visa people can do that for sure.
    > > >
    > > > Anyways - I would appreciate knowledgable responses and maybe some
    > > > good references written by lawyers. Looks like laymen people tend to
    > > > change their opinion very frequently.
 
Old Aug 22nd 2003, 10:10 pm
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J. J. Farrell
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"Kopys" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected]...
    > I assume that people don't understand issues such as these?
    > [email protected] (Kopys) wrote in message
news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > > Anybody help?
    > >
    > > [email protected] (Kopys) wrote in message
news:<[email protected]. com>...
    > > > Hey -
    > > >
    > > > Looks like this message group might have lots of flawed info on
    > > > working for company abroad while in the US on H1B visa.
    > > >
    > > > Couple of lawyers told me that it is okay to do some work for a family
    > > > based travel agency abroad. They do run a web site so Americans can
    > > > also make bookings through the web site. But you cannot book American
    > > > establishments - just foreign. But Americans also do book. Internet is
    > > > available for everybody.
    > > >
    > > > But then some people seem to be convinced that you cannot work for a
    > > > forign business in the US.
    > > >
    > > > Normally a B1 or B2 visa people can do that for sure.
    > > >
    > > > Anyways - I would appreciate knowledgable responses and maybe some
    > > > good references written by lawyers. Looks like laymen people tend to
    > > > change their opinion very frequently.

You start of by implying that any opinions that differ from your
lawyers' are flawed. You later insult the several layman experts
in the group. Why would any layman bother giving an opinion
to someone who has insulted them and pre-determined that
their opinion is wrong?

That leaves the possibility of good references written by lawyers.
It seems very unlikely to me that you will get professional services
of that sort for free in a public forum.
 

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