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The U.S. Tax System If you are a J1 exchange visitor, you might be confused about how the US tax system works. Relax, so is everyone else! We have a tax system that virtually no one understands completely. It is vast, deep and murky. In the next few paragraphs I hope...read more
We Specialize to Save You Money You may have noticed that we focus on the tax needs of only a short list of foreign visitors to the United States through this website. That list includes short-term J-1 visitors, such as these: Au Pairs Camp Counselors International...read more
General Social Security Tax Rules Most people who earn wages in the United States are required to contribute to the Social Security and Medicare programs through payroll contributions. Contributions are required regardless of a worker's residency status. A...read more
IRS Brings Nonresident Returns to the Modern Age Over the last 30 years the IRS has transformed the tax return filing process from one that relied entirely on paper forms to a system that is primarily paperless. Paper tax forms are no longer available at the local...read more
Away From Home Deductions The United States Internal Revenue Code (IRC) has a little present for us in Section 162. It says: (a) There shall be allowed as a deduction all the ordinary and necessary expenses paid or incurred during the taxable year in carrying on any...read more
Your Employer's Responsibility When you work for a U.S. employer in the United States, a portion of your paycheck is required to be withheld each pay period and sent to the IRS and state department of revenue for the state in which you worked (unless the state doesn't...read more