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JAJ Oct 2nd 2014 2:20 am

Re: Claiming for Dependents..Help!!
 

Originally Posted by PaulineMurray (Post 11423768)
Appreciate your comments...As a non resident Alien coming into the US (Texas) with Husband and 2 Children can we file as Married with 2 dependents? Having read the IRS website over and over my understanding is that we cant and can only file as single but his employers is saying we can. We will be entering on a L1 visa.

You will be on an L1 visa, you say - so why is your employer not providing U.S. tax assistance? There are a lot of U.S. specific tax issues you will need to learn. Also, there are some decisions you may want to make before you become U.S. tax resident in order to avoid tax issues later on.

Professional assitance is strongly recommended, and since you are going to the U.S. at your employer's convenience, the employer should pay for it.

kodokan Oct 2nd 2014 5:48 am

Re: Claiming for Dependents..Help!!
 

Originally Posted by JAJ (Post 11425280)
You will be on an L1 visa, you say - so why is your employer not providing U.S. tax assistance? There are a lot of U.S. specific tax issues you will need to learn. Also, there are some decisions you may want to make before you become U.S. tax resident in order to avoid tax issues later on.

Professional assitance is strongly recommended, and since you are going to the U.S. at your employer's convenience, the employer should pay for it.

In my experience (two overseas moves to date), employers usually pay for tax return preparation for the first and last years, but nothing resembling tax advice or optimisation.


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