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Tax requirements

Old Feb 23rd 2001, 5:21 am
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Alex Vilner
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Hello!

For somebody who was in the US for over 6 months in 2000, and earned some income on the
H1-B visa (Computers), what are the tax filing requirements? Should the person just file
the regular 1040 form, 1040-NR?

How about if the person is married and has a wife over, but the wife does not have the SS#
-- it is the new regulation that SS# is not given out any more, unless the person is
authorized to work in the US, which she is not...

Any pointers are greatly appreciated. Please reply to: [email protected]

Thanks!

Alex
 
Old Feb 26th 2001, 4:24 am
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Ingo
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You'd file a dual-status return. As far as I recall, you can use either form and have to
clearly mark it on the first page as "dual-status". One of the restrictions is that you
cannot take standard deductions; you must itemize.

If your wife is a non-resident, you will be treated as a single person for tax reasons,
but you may be able to take deductions for your wife as a dependent or something like
that. I'm not sure about the details.

Go to the IRS Web site and download the "tax guide for aliens" for more detailed
information.

Ingo

On Fri, 23 Feb 2001 06:21:18 GMT, "Alex Vilner" <[email protected]> wrote:

>Hello!
>
>For somebody who was in the US for over 6 months in 2000, and earned some income on the
>H1-B visa (Computers), what are the tax filing requirements? Should the person just file
>the regular 1040 form, 1040-NR?
>
>How about if the person is married and has a wife over, but the wife does not have the
>SS# -- it is the new regulation that SS# is not given out any more, unless the person is
>authorized to work in the US, which she is not...
>
>Any pointers are greatly appreciated. Please reply to: [email protected]
>
>Thanks!
>
>Alex
>
>

I am not a lawyer and this is not legal advice. For reliable advice, please consult with a
professional immigration attorney.

For further information, check the following frequently-requested links.

For many questions, you may find answers at http://travel.state.gov/visa_services.html
(Department of State)

or http://ins.usdoj.gov (INS).

For consular policies and visa reciprocity fees, find your consulate in
http://travel.state.gov/links.html

For DOL Faxback status information: http://workforcesecurity.doleta.gov/

For information on affidavit of support for marriage to US citizens (I-864), go to
http://travel.state.gov/i864gen.html and http://travel.state.gov/checklist.html

For information on entering the US as a K-1: http://www.k1poelist.com/

For poverty levels, see http://aspe.os.dhhs.gov/poverty/00poverty.htm

For information on H/L/O/P visa extensions at Dept. of State in St. Louis, MO, see
http://travel.state.gov/revals.html

For non-official information, check:

(When using these sites, and any Web sites, please watch out for privacy, as I do not know
all site operators.)

http://www.visalaw.com http://www.shusterman.com http://www.immigration.com
http://members.aol.com/MDUdall http://www.murthy.com/ http://www.getusavisa.com
http://greencard-lottery.virtualave.net/ http://www.jcvisa.com (H-1B)
http://www.h1bresources.com (marriage and fiancee) http://www.kamya.com/misc/ (marriage
and fiancee) http://www2.apex.net/users/thehydes http://www.formshome.com
http://www.workpermit.com

This is not an endorsement of any of these Web sites. I am not affiliated with any of the
Web site owners and do not receive nor accept payment in return for listing them, and
typically don't even know them.

(if believe you have a good immigration-related Web site and want your Web site listed
here, please e-mail me).
 

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