All posts by Kristina Valcheva

  • H1B签证报税——终极指南

    H1B 签证报税

    关于H1B签证

    H1B 签证使具有专业知识的技术工人能够在美国居住三年(之后可以再延长三年),并为雇主工作。

    为了申请,您需要具备医学、科学、数学、信息技术、建筑、金融和会计等领域的专业知识和学士学位或同等工作经验。

    您可以在此处找到有关 H1B 签证资格、申请流程和签证期限的更多信息。

    H1B签证所得税义务

    H1B签证持有人的税率是多少?

    这个问题的答案取决于您的收入水平。

    如果您在美国以 H1B 的身份工作,您可以期望支付 20-40% 的工资作为联邦、州和地方税。

    这些税将包括:

    • 联邦所得税
    • 地方所得税(取决于您居住的地方)
    • 州所得税(取决于您居住的地方)
    • 联邦社会保障和医疗保险税(FICA)

    在美国居住期间,您还可能需要缴纳财产税、销售税、资本利得税、转让税、遗产税或遗产税、酒店或住宿税、汽油税等。

    Filing taxes on H1B visa

    联邦社会保障和医疗保险 (FICA)

    这些税是为退休提供的养老金和医疗保健。

    您的工资总额的 6.2% 将被扣除,用于社会保障和 1.45% 的医疗保险,并且您的雇主也将支付相同的金额。

    根据美国与您所在国家/地区签订的税收协定,在某些情况下,您可以在离开后获得社会保障。

    在此处了解有关非居民 FICA 免税的更多信息

    H1B 的联邦所得税

    如果您是非居民并持有 H1B 签证在美国工作,您将按照与美国公民相同的税率对您在美国的收入征税。您有义务提交美国纳税申报表(表格 1040NR),但您不能申请与美国公民相同的扣除额。

    如果您成为美国居民,您将可以享受这些扣除,但您的全球收入也将被收取费用。

    您的收入水平决定了税率,税率在 10% 到 39.6% 之间。美国实行累进制的“边际税率”。大多数 H1B 签证持有人支付其收入的 20-35%。

    2021 年联邦所得税等级

    税率 单身 已婚共同申报 已婚分开申报 主纳税人(户主
    10% $0 to $9,950 $0 to $19,990 $0 to $9,950 $0 to $14,200
    12% $9,951 to $40,525 $19,901 to $80,050 $9,951 to $40,525 $14,201 to $54,200
    22% $40,526 to $86,375 $80,051 to $172,750 $40,526 to $86,375 $54,201 to $86,350
    24% $86,375 to $164,925 $172,751 to $329,850 $86,376 to $164,925 $86,351 to $164,900
    32% $164,425 to $209,425 $329,851 to $418,850 $164,926 to $209,425 $164,901 to $209,400
    35% $209,426 to $523,600 $418,851 to $628,300 $209,426 to $314,150 $209,401 to $523,600
    37% $5123,601或更多 $628,301或更多 $314,151或更多 $523,601或更多

    2021 年联邦所得税等级

    税率 单身 已婚共同申报 已婚分开申报 主纳税人(户主
    10% $0 to $9,950 $0 to $19,990 $0 to $9,950 $0 to $14,200
    12% $9,951 to $40,525 $19,901 to $80,050 $9,951 to $40,525 $14,201 to $54,200
    22% $40,526 to $86,375 $80,051 to $172,750 $40,526 to $86,375 $54,201 to $86,350
    24% $86,375 to $164,925 $172,751 to $329,850 $86,376 to $164,925 $86,351 to $164,900
    32% $164,425 to $209,425 $329,851 to $418,850 $164,926 to $209,425 $164,901 to $209,400
    35% $209,426 to $523,600 $418,851 to $628,300 $209,426 to $314,150 $209,401 to $523,600
    37% $5123,601或更多 $628,301或更多 $314,151或更多 $523,601或更多

    州所得税

    您将支付多少完全取决于您工作所在的州。税款将由您的雇主代扣代缴。该税通常占您总收入的 0% 到 10%。这同样适用于公民和非公民。有些州没有个人所得税,比如怀俄明州、华盛顿州、阿拉斯加州、佛罗里达州、南达科他州、德克萨斯州和内华达州。更重要的是,田纳西州和新罕布什尔州仅在州一级对利息和股息征税。

    从 1 月到 4 月(在纳税季节),您需要提交州所得税申报表。您也可以申请延期并将截止日期更改为 10 月。

    我住在一个州,在另一个州工作。这对我的税收有何影响?

    在这种情况下,您可能需要在两个州提交纳税申报表,并且您通常会支付两个州税中较高的一个。

    好消息是 Sprintax 可以帮助您处理多州纳税申报表。如果您有任何疑问,可以随时与我们的 24/7 实时聊天支持联系

    H1B taxes

    H1B 报税

    通过实质性存在测试确定您的居留身份

    出于税收目的,有两种类型的外国人 – 居民和非居民外国人。为了报税,您必须通过实质居住测试来确定您的居住身份Sprintax 可以为您完成这项工作。该测试按日历年逐年进行。

    居民外国人的全球收入与美国公民的征税方式相同,而非居民外国人仅对来自美国的收入征税。

    收集您的税务文件

    您将需要您的社会保障卡和所有税表,例如 W-2、1099 系列表格、投资损益表和其他收入信息。

    如果您是加拿大、墨西哥、韩国的居民或来自印度的学生或商业学徒,您可能有权申请美国居民的一些额外积分,如像儿童积分。如果您想申请任何居民税收减免,您必须用托儿收据、教育费用收据和其他适用的收据来支持您的申请。

    如何报税

    当您准备好所有必需的文件后,您可以继续提交纳税申报表。

    如果您是持有 H1B 工作签证的美国临时访客,您可以直接自己报税。或者,如果您需要帮助处理所有棘手的文书工作,Sprintax 可以为您准备所得税申报表!

    使用 Sprintax 准备您的美国非居民纳税申报表!

    我可以和我的配偶一起提交吗?

    如果您在纳税年度内结婚,如果你们都是非居民外国人,则您不能选择与您的配偶共同报税,并且已婚非居民外国人身份也被视为单身。

    这意味着您的配偶具有与您相同的申报义务。

    Do H1B holders pay taxes

    我可以在我的纳税申报表上申报受抚养人吗?

    非居民不得在纳税申报表上申报受抚养人。但是,如果满足某些条件,加拿大、墨西哥、韩国的居民和来自印度的一些商业学徒或学生可以为其家庭成员申请儿童税收抵免。

    如果您想申请受抚养人,您必须使用表格 1040 NR 提交申请,因为表格 1040NR-EZ 无法获得豁免。

    谁可以帮助我进行 H1B 报税?

    如果您是在美国持有 H1B 签证的非居民外国人,Sprintax 可以帮助您电子提交联邦纳税申报表并准备您的州纳税申报表。

    只需创建您的帐户,几分钟后,您就可以完成纳税申报表了!

    使用 Sprintax,您可以:

    • 轻松地以线上方式提交您的联邦纳税申报表并准备您的州申报表,因为 Sprintax 是唯一适用于非居民的在线软件
    • 资深的代理商24/7服务
    • 获得最大的退税并享受每项税收权利

    税收可以很有趣!

    使用 Sprintax 在线完成您的 1040NR!

  • La guía fiscal definitiva para los participantes en el programa de visas J-1

    The ultimate US tax guide for J-1 participants

    Decenas de miles de personas acuden a Estados Unidos con visas J-1 cada año.

    Todos los participantes en el programa de visas J-1 tienen la obligación de presentar sus impuestos. ¡Es la ley!

    Muchos titulares de visados J-1 se sienten confundidos por la a menudo complicada jerga fiscal estadounidense.

    Sin embargo, no es tan malo como parece, y conocer, aunque sea un poco sus requisitos de declaración puede ser de gran ayuda.

    Con esto en mente, hemos creado una entrada en el blog que responderá algunas preguntas comunes de los participantes en el programa de visas J-1 en los Estados Unidos. Continue reading “La guía fiscal definitiva para los participantes en el programa de visas J-1” »

  • How to File Prior-Year Tax Returns as a Nonresident Alien

    How Do I File Back Tax Returns

    People do not file their taxes for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you forgot or were unaware that you had to file. Perhaps you had a hefty tax bill that you could not cover.

    Whatever the reason, if you did not file your tax return by the deadline, you should do it as soon as possible. Otherwise, you risk being hit by fines, and you can jeopardize your future visa applications.

    As a nonresident, you probably know that you have the obligation to file a tax return if you were in the US for just one day, and even if you did not earn any income in order to stay compliant with your visa tax commitment.

    This guide will outline everything you need to know as a nonresident if you did not file your prior-year tax return(s). So, keep reading!

    Continue reading “How to File Prior-Year Tax Returns as a Nonresident Alien” »

  • Which tax forms does Sprintax TDS support?

    tax forms Sprintax TDS supports

    Sprintax TDS is a secure hassle-free online software, which will help your institution to manage tax compliance for each of your nonresidents.

    In this guide, we are going to take a closer look at the many tax forms which can be prepared for your nonresidents using Sprintax TDS.

    Form W-4

    Every nonresident working in the US must complete a W-4 when starting a new job.

    This form is used to determine exactly how much tax should be withheld from the nonresident’s paycheck.

    Sprintax TDS enables nonresidents to complete their W-4 correctly and factors in all relevant tax credits and deductions.

    Form W-4

    1042-S

    If a nonresident receives any of the below forms of income, their tax withholder must provide them with a 1042-S before 15 March.

    • Scholarship
    • Fellowship
    • Grant
    • Teaching or research income (where exempt under a tax treaty)
    • Compensation during study and training (exempt by a tax treaty)
    • Investment income
    • Deposit interest on a US bank account

    Form W-8BEN

    Form W-8BEN

    Income earned by nonresidents in the US is typically taxed at a rate of 30%. However, the nonresident may be entitled to a reduction in tax by availing of tax treaty benefits.

    In order to claim tax treaty benefits, nonresidents must complete the form W-8BEN.

    Sprintax TDS will outline any tax treaties that are available to your nonresidents.

    Form W-8BEN-E

    Money generated by foreign businesses is also typically subject to a 30% tax rate. By completing a Form W-8BEN-E (also known as Certificate of Foreign Status of Beneficial Owner for United States Tax Withholding and Reporting), foreign vendors can avail of tax treaty benefits and a reduction in tax.

    Sprintax TDS automatically generates Form W-8BEN-E for foreign vendors.

    Form 8233

    Form 8233 must be filed by all nonresidents who earn a certain type of scholarship, personal services or fellowship income including compensatory scholarship or fellowship income from the same withholding agent.

    With this form, the nonresident aliens claim exemption from withholding for certain personal services, because of an income tax treaty.

    Sprintax TDS will enable nonresident users to complete their Form 8233 easily online.

    Form W-7

    Nonresidents can also apply for an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) with Sprintax TDS.

    Nonresidents will need an ITIN if they are not eligible to receive a Social Security Number, but they are eligible to receive scholarship payments.

    They also need to file a federal tax return with the IRS for income from US sources or if they are entitled to a refund of withheld taxes under a tax treaty. Form W-7 can be used to apply for a new ITIN if the existing one is expiring.

    Form W-9

    Form W-9 is used to provide and certify a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and to verify that the nonresident is not subject to backup withholding.

    Typically this form is used when a person is required to report certain types of payments. It is also used by a third-party who should file an information return with the IRS. Form W-9 requests information from the taxpayer such as name and address.

    Form W-9

    Form SS-5

    Form SS-5 is a social security administration’s application document for requesting a social security card, whether it be a new card or a replacement one.

    The nonresident must provide certain documents that prove their identity, age, citizenship status and they must be the originals not photocopies (or certified by the agency that issued them).

    Want to learn more about how Sprintax TDS can help your payroll department?

    To find out more about Sprintax TDS, why not register for a free demo here.

     

  • 5 Painful payroll problems Sprintax TDS instantly solves for educational institutions

    Properly documenting and withholding the right amount of tax from nonresidents has become an increasingly important issue for educational institutions.

    International students come from a variety of different countries and spend different amounts of time in the US. So how can you manage all of your international students from a tax perspective when no ‘one-size-fits-all’ rule applies?

    Sprintax Tax Determination System (TDS) is a tool that ensures nonresidents are taxed correctly from their first day working in the US – guaranteeing that the right amount of tax is withheld from their earnings and reported to the IRS.

    A cloud-based payroll software, Sprintax TDS is already working with more than hundreds of educational institutions all over the US.

    How does Sprintax TDS work?

    The first point to note is that Sprintax TDS is completely cloud-based. No software installs are required. As soon as foreign nationals come into the campus, they are assigned an account on TDS.

    They answer a simple online questionnaire and, based on their answers, our payroll tool determines their residency status for tax purposes, as well as identifying what treaty benefits they are entitled to and whether they can avail of any deductions.

    Sprintax TDS also enables you to withhold the correct amount of tax from payments made to them.

    Finally, our software generates the relevant tax forms for the nonresident – including forms 1042-S, W-4, W-8BEN, 8233. It can also generate the W-8BEN E series if you are engaging with foreign vendors.

    When filling out our questionnaire, students can rely on an experienced Live Chat support team 24/7 who can answer their questions.

    When tax filing season comes around, students can transfer their data to the Sprintax tax preparation software. This will enable them to prepare their Federal and State tax return (and form 8843) easily online.

    How Sprintax TDS helps you solve payroll problems

    1. It saves time!

    It can be complex and time-consuming to determine how to individually tax each one of your international students and scholars.

    Sprintax TDS is a tool specifically designed to help schools withhold and report the correct amount of tax from US payments to nonresident students, scholars and professionals who are being paid scholarships, wages and stipends.

    2. It cuts out paperwork

    Our software Sprintax is an innovative, paper-free way to manage all tax-related forms.

    Instead of dealing with endless paperwork, Sprintax TDS allows you to store information securely in the cloud.

    The document exchange function allows your nonresidents to store and upload tax-related documents in a secure place that you can access as needed.

    3. Tax treaty research is a thing of the past!

    Forget spending hours leafing through the IRS website researching tax treaty agreements.

    You can easily determine whether your nonresidents are eligible for any tax treaties and deductions with Sprintax TDS. Our software also confirms whether or not the employee is a resident or nonresident for tax purposes.

    4. Forget archaic solutions! Sprintax TDS is a user-friendly, one-stop shop!

    The software highlights the tax status of your international scholars and students on a convenient admin dashboard and defines how they should be taxed on income from your institution.

    You can upload multiple users to the system or manually upload students by entering their name and email on the upload wizard. The users will receive a welcome email with a link to their TDS portal.

    You can see in real-time how many students have completed their accounts and view all the activity that is taking place in the system.

    Admins will also have reports and access to important payroll information such as tax residency status, country of residence, applicable tax treaties and their status on TDS.

    You can also generate your own individual report with the information you prefer. You will be able to choose the columns you wish to see and export the report into a CSV file.

    The administrator is able to access the student’s portal and edit the information on their profile, to make sure the information is correct. The system documents who was the last user to make any changes. The admin will also be able to generate a 1042-S form for each selected user.

    Admins can access a report of all payments per user, income code, dates, tax rates, tax calculated and all other information that the institution may need to review for each student. To make it even easier, all the information can be exported into Excel.

    The dashboard will also give you information about the students who have missing information and you will be able to send them reminders.

    Sprintax TDS resolves payroll problems

    5. We remove tax season stress!

    Each nonresident’s details can be transferred from Sprintax TDS into our tax preparation solution. This will enable each user to easily file their tax documents (Federal and State tax returns and form 8843) before the deadline.

    Want to learn more about Sprintax TDS?

    To find out more about how Sprintax TDS can help your payroll office, why not register for a FREE Sprintax TDS demo here.

     

     

  • How to Pay International Student Fees in the US

    international student making tuition payment securely

    Hey international students in the US! Got a college tuition payment coming up? Here’s how to transfer your fees the easy way

    Picture this.

    You’re busy taking notes during an important university lecture.

    And then your phone lights up.

    ‘Bing!’

    It’s time to pay your college fees.

    But as an international student, dealing with currency exchange and bank transfer fees can be a real headache.

    Don’t worry. We’ve put together this simple guide to help you pay your fees the easy way.

    (PSST: If you stick around to the end, we’ll even share some great tips to save you money on your tuition payments.)

    How to pay your international student tuition fees

     1.Traditional Bank transfer

    If you send money directly from your overseas bank account to pay your tuition fees, it’s important to be aware that this can be an expensive route to take.

    Banks can often offer uncompetitive exchange rates and charge high fees. If you are sending thousands of dollars, it’s important to find the most favourable option for your needs.

    What’s more, this service can also take several days to process. So, if you find yourself under pressure to send funds, the international bank transfer option can often leave you sweating

     2. International Bank Draft

    An international bank draft is used when you want to pay important bills in a foreign country. When you buy an international bank draft you put money on the counter or ask the bank to take them from your account.

    Then the bank converts it into whatever currency you need. Then you can send the bank draft in the payee’s local currency.

    Bank drafts are designed for the overseas transfer of large sums.

    While they are not the easiest to carry out, the good news is that this type of payment is accepted in the majority of countries around the world and is relatively inexpensive. Bank drafts are secure too.

    However, bank drafts typically take several weeks to process, so they are only an option if the time is not of the essence.

    3. University Online Payment Portal

    Even though many universities offer their own payment portals, this may not be the best option when it comes to saving money. When using this type of payment portal to pay your tuition fee, try to keep in mind that:

    • Paying the entire year of tuition instead of just one semester may secure you lower fees and stronger exchange rates. It’s a good idea to ask about discounts based on payment size.
    • If you find any links on Google or in emails for paying your tuition fee, do not click on them. Instead, always go to the official university website and click on the payment portal there.

    4. Cash

    Some educational institutions will accept cash payments.

    That said, this should probably be the last option you consider. After all, it’s not exactly convenient or secure to carry around large sums of money!

    If you decide to exchange money abroad, consider using a money transfer service which gives you the ability to pick up cash.

    Alternatively, if you choose to exchange in your own country and if travel internationally by plane, keep in mind that airlines have cash limits.

    5. Credit Card

    Want to pay for college with a credit card? The good news is that more and more colleges are now offering this option. The bad news? Many schools charge a fee for the convenience of using a credit card.

    In fact, a recent survey has found that, of the 300 largest US private, public and community schools, 255 schools (85%) accept credit cards for tuition payments – under at least some circumstances. However, among the schools that accept cards, 145 (57%) charge fees for card payments. The average fee is 2.62%.

    Most schools disclose these card fees on their websites, but the information isn’t always easy to find. If you choose this option, it’s a good idea to call the school to confirm transaction costs before you pay your tuition fees.

    6. Wire Transfers 

    A wire transfer (also known as money transfers, bank transfer or credit transfer) is any electronic transfer of money from one person or entity to another.

    Most people are daunted by the idea of sending wire transfer due to the amount of paperwork that must be completed.

    To get started, you will need to include:

    • Account holder’s name, institution number and mailing address
    • Branch number
    • Account number
    • SWIFT code and routing number (international wires)

    It is very important that you are aware of any wire transfer fees and the amounts vary if the wire is domestic or international.

    Wire transfer fees may vary depending on your bank and take 3 to 5 business days.

    Even though this is a secure way to send money, there are often scams involved when transferring a large amount of funds and you cannot reverse the transaction if you change your mind.

    How to pay your tuition fees the easy way – Secure Wire transfer

    The best way to pay for your tuition fees?

    Simple!

    With SprintPayments, you can send money directly to your institution securely online and on the go.

    Our solution eliminates bank transfer fees and you will enjoy unbeatable exchange rates too.

    The result? You save on every transaction.

    Payments are fully tracked from transfer to delivery, ensuring complete peace of mind.

    How does SprintPayments work?

    To get started, create your free account on SprintPayments.com.

    You will then receive a highly competitive exchange rate for that day – valid for 48 hours.

    Next, simply make the payment into your SprintPayments account in your local currency. The payment will immediately transfer to your institution’s US bank account.

    Why choose SprintPayments?

    You save money

    We have eliminated bank transfer fees and you will also enjoy unbeatable exchange rates.

    Safety and security

    This is a licensed and regulated payment solution that is trusted by banks and regulations worldwide.

    Flexibility

    You can pay via bank transfer or credit card.

    Fast service

    Payments are processed within 48 hours.

    Unrivaled customer service

    24/7 multi-lingual customer support and online tracking.

    To get started, simply create your SprintPayments account here.

     

  • What income is taxable for nonresident aliens in the US?

    Are you a nonresident living in the US? We know it can be confusing to understand the tax system in your home country, let alone in a different one, so we are here to help explain what income is taxable for nonresidents in the US.

    As a foreign national you can be subject to one of two different systems of taxation in the US, depending on whether you are classified as a nonresident or resident alien in the US.

    If you are a nonresident alien, you are subject to US income tax only on your US source income and just like residents, you must report your income on US income tax returns.

    In this guide, we are going to take a closer look at the various different types of income which are taxable in the US and outline our tips on managing your tax requirements.
    Continue reading “What income is taxable for nonresident aliens in the US?” »

  • Todo lo que un extranjero no residente de EE.UU. debe saber sobre el segundo cheque de estímulo

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    ¿Recibiste los $600 del IRS? Esto es lo que debes saber

    A fines de diciembre, el gobierno de EE.U. autorizó al IRS a repartir la segunda ronda de pagos del ‘Economic Impact Payment’ a los contribuyentes – vía cuentas bancarias y cheques.

    El Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act proporciona un pago de hasta $600 por persona elegible.

    Este es el segundo ‘stimulus payment’ liberado por el gobierno de EE.UU. y le sigue a los $1,200 CARES Act payment, que fue emitido en abril.

    Sin embargo, si recibiste el pago de $600 por parte del IRS, es importante tener en cuenta que no necesariamente tendrías derecho a él.
    Continue reading “Todo lo que un extranjero no residente de EE.UU. debe saber sobre el segundo cheque de estímulo” »

  • Filing taxes on H1B visa – the Ultimate guide

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    About H1B visa

    The H1B visa enables skilled workers with specialized expertise to live in the US for three years (later it can be extended for another three years), and work for a sponsoring employer.

    In order to apply, you need specialized knowledge and a bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience in areas such as medicine, science, mathematics, information technology, architecture, finance, and accounting.
    Continue reading “Filing taxes on H1B visa – the Ultimate guide” »

  • FICA tax explained for nonresident aliens

    FICA tax exemption

    The Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) is the means by which social security and medicare are funded in the US.

    FICA also provides benefits to children who have lost their working parents, widows and widowers, and disabled workers who qualify for benefits.

    For self-employed people, there is an equivalent law called SECA (Self-employed Contributions Act).

    Contributions to FICA are deducted from employee income. Many workers in the US will notice FICA being deducted from their income each time they receive their paycheck. Continue reading “FICA tax explained for nonresident aliens” »

  • The ultimate tax guide for international students on OPT

    (Updated for 2021)

    What is OPT?

    Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an opportunity for international students under an F-1 visa to work in the US for 12 months. After this, STEM students (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) can extend this period up to 24 months.

    Most students complete OPT after graduating from university. Others participate after they have been pursuing their degree for more than nine months and are entitled to work and gain practical knowledge in the field of their studies. Continue reading “The ultimate tax guide for international students on OPT” »

  • Why are my federal wages different from my state wages?

    Sprintax W2 - Federal income higher or less than State income

    (Updated for 2021)

    When preparing your tax return you will need to include some details from your income documents about the money you earned and tax you paid in the US.

    While it is not unusual for there to be differences between the taxation of federal and state income, it can be tricky for nonresidents to file their taxes in such cases.
    The easiest way to prepare your tax documents online is by using Sprintax – the nonresident alien tax return software.

    In this guide, we’re going to outline how you can enter your payment and tax details by completing Step 3 of the Sprintax tax prep process and what to do if you receive an error alert relating to your federal and state income. Continue reading “Why are my federal wages different from my state wages?” »

  • How to track the processing of your North Carolina state tax return?

    Check status of North Carolina state tax return

    North Carolina is one of the 43 states in America that taxes its residents’ individual income.

    You must file a state tax return if you are a nonresident alien and your income from North Carolina sources is greater than $0.

    If you have already filed your North Carolina state tax return ahead of the 17 May 2021 tax filing deadline, you may want to follow the progress of your return and the processing of your tax refund.

    In this guide, we’re going to show you exactly how you can track your return and let you know what to do if you have not yet filed your taxes.
    Continue reading “How to track the processing of your North Carolina state tax return?” »

  • U.S. entry and exit dates – how to check your travel history

    US entry and exit dates - check travel history

    In order to prepare your US tax documents, you will need to know the exact dates on which you travelled in or out of the US.

    However, if you don’t know your travel history and you need to double-check the exact entry and exit dates, the good news is that you can easily do this online.

    The US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP) keeps a record of all nonresidents who travel to the country over the past 5 years.

    These documents also include the reason for their travel and the dates of their previous visits to the US.

    In this post, we will discuss how to track all your travel history paperwork. Continue reading “U.S. entry and exit dates – how to check your travel history” »

  • 5 Top Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filers

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    (Updated for 2021)

    International students must file a tax return as a condition of their visa. You may be subject to penalties and interest if you don’t do it.

    However, many will inevitably wait until the last minute to file their US tax returns.

    If you’ve procrastinated and haven’t done your taxes yet, you are not alone!

    But don’t worry! We are here to help with our 5 top tax tips for last-minute filers.
    Continue reading “5 Top Tax Tips for Last-Minute Filers” »