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drkamranrajput
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Can submit return as 'Resident' for 2018 using 1040 instead of 1040nr. I am J1 Scholar, arrived in USA in Sep 2016 and never left USA. I was in USA for whole 2018 year.

 
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KarenJ
Intuit Alumni

Can submit return as 'Resident' for 2018 using 1040 instead of 1040nr. I am J1 Scholar, arrived in USA in Sep 2016 and never left USA. I was in USA for whole 2018 year.

Yes, as you have been a J1 scholar for 2 years or part years, you are considered a US resident as of January 1, 2018.  You can use TurboTax to file a full year resident return declaring your worldwide income for calendar year 2018.

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KarenJ
Intuit Alumni

Can submit return as 'Resident' for 2018 using 1040 instead of 1040nr. I am J1 Scholar, arrived in USA in Sep 2016 and never left USA. I was in USA for whole 2018 year.

Yes, as you have been a J1 scholar for 2 years or part years, you are considered a US resident as of January 1, 2018.  You can use TurboTax to file a full year resident return declaring your worldwide income for calendar year 2018.

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