My employee thought I was on student visa and did not have to pay FICA. However, I passed the substantial presence and need to pay FICA.
I only realized this after I already filed my taxes and my W2 says 0 withheld for FICA. What should I do in this case? Will IRS find out about this? Should I just wait for IRS to respond?
You need to speak to your employer to get this corrected for 2018 and going forward. Also, they need to assist you with resolving this issue for 2017.
Paying FICA and Social Security taxes is not as straight forward as your regular income taxes. If you make additional tax payments, they need to be directed at Medicare and Social Security in your name.
I've attached IRS information to assist you in getting this issue resolved with your employer:
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The IRS will process your tax return the way it is filed now. If they review and decide to make adjustments, they will send you a letter describing their adjustments. However, they may continue to process and send you a refund.
After you receive a corrected W-2, you can amend your 2017 return. The following information will assist you in amending your return:
Open this TurboTax link and follow the instructions to add your corrected W-2 and amend your tax return.
You especially need to wait until the IRS finalizes your original return and you receive your refund or your payment is processed.
You will mail your amended return to the IRS. They do not accept electronic amendments.
The following IRS link is very helpful in understanding the amendment process.