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LaurensOele
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Non Resident alien or residential alien F1

So I have been in the US since 2013 and haven’t been home longer then 2-4 weeks. Last time I left the US was in 2017. Am I considered a resident alien? I’ve paid taxes since 2017 as well. 

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JohnB5677
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Non Resident alien or residential alien F1

If you are an alien (not a U.S. citizen), you are considered a nonresident alien unless you meet one of two tests.

 

You are a resident alien of the United States for tax purposes if you meet either the green card test or the substantial presence test for the calendar year (January 1-December 31).

 

Certain rules exist for determining the Residency Starting and Ending Dates for aliens.

 

IRS - Alien Status

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LaurensOele
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Non Resident alien or residential alien F1

So because for the last three years I haven't left the country I am considered a Residential alien? (over 900 days spend in the country)

ThomasM125
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Non Resident alien or residential alien F1

Yes, for tax purposes only, you would be considered a resident alien.

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