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nopr123
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Actually I was working at us by j1 visa. so I don't need to pay to IRS. I don't know why they took my money. I heard most of j1 visa, they can get tax back.

but in my case, they took money.
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LinaJ2018
Intuit Alumni

Actually I was working at us by j1 visa. so I don't need to pay to IRS. I don't know why they took my money. I heard most of j1 visa, they can get tax back.

When did you first enter the US with the J visa ?
nopr123
New Member

Actually I was working at us by j1 visa. so I don't need to pay to IRS. I don't know why they took my money. I heard most of j1 visa, they can get tax back.

I started at Jan 04 2017
LinaJ2018
Intuit Alumni

Actually I was working at us by j1 visa. so I don't need to pay to IRS. I don't know why they took my money. I heard most of j1 visa, they can get tax back.

As a J-visa holder, you are considered as a nonresident for the first two years since you entered the US. ( 2017 and 2018)  You will need to file a Form 1040NR reporting only U.S source income.  For income taxes, you might still owe IRS, see Nonresident and Tax Treaty.

However, you are exempt from FICA, the Social security and Medicare taxes up two years when you are a nonresident.  If they were withheld in error from pay that is not subject to these taxes, you should contact the employer who withheld the taxes for a refund.

If you are unable to get a full refund of the amount from your employer, file a claim for refund with the Internal Revenue Service on Form 843, Claim for Refund and Request for Abatement

Please see More Form 843 for more information

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