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Sunday, March 10, 2013

U.S. Tax Returns for foreign Students working in USA

Foreign Students who work in the United States for the summer are able to get most of the taxes they have paid back. This money is taken out of their paychecks. They must file  tax returns to get the money back.  You need a copy of your w2's from your employers. You should have gotten them by the end of January.
I have done my taxes for almost twenty years. I have also done others. I can provide references!
There are lots of places who do taxes for international students working in the U.S. seasonally. Usually it costs $50 U.S. dollars. I do them for $30.
April 15 Deadline This is when your taxes should be filed by.
If you or someone you know needs to have their taxes done, please have them contact me!
 Caution for Students: Where ever you have your taxes done, make sure you get a copy of your tax returns from whomever does your taxes. Many companies profit off of students lack of knowledge about U.S. Taxes. I know several personally. Make sure you get a refund from both Federal and State, If you only got one, some one ripped you off. And check the refund you get with the refund amount on the tax forms.
Also, If you can have the money direct deposited into a U.S. Bank Account you should not be ripped off. The money is sent directly from the U.S. government into your account.
If you were in the US in the last 3 years and did not file a return, I would be happy to file for you. I will only charge you if you get a refund. I can find that out before I complete the file. Hey, it is worth a go! If I find it costs me more to file the return for late returns, I will have to charge a bit more. But it would not be an outrageous amount.
If you have questions about this or working in the U.S. I can help. I have worked with and had international students as room mates, co-workers, and I married one! and we have a little bi-cultural baby! So. please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thursday, February 14, 2013