Which tax form to file when visa changes from F1 to H1b?

The most common and confusing question students have is what tax form to file when their visa status changes from F1 to H1b. As an F1 visa student, most students file form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ because they are non resident aliens as per the substantial presence test. So what happens when their visa status changes … Continue reading Which tax form to file when visa changes from F1 to H1b?

FICA refund for F1 visa / OPT / CPT students

IRS Guideline: Social Security/Medicare and Self-Employment Tax Liability of Foreign Students, Scholars, Teachers, Researchers, and Trainees What is FICA? FICA is the abbreviation of the Federal Insurance Contribution Act. The FICA tax is a United States federal payroll tax administered to both employees and employers to fund Medicare and Social Security. This means that when you … Continue reading FICA refund for F1 visa / OPT / CPT students