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    Totally agree with ATE. You won't find any tax...

    Totally agree with ATE. You won't find any tax software/online do-it-yourself tax service that would create a dual status return for you.
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    What's the income code on form 1042s?

    What's the income code on form 1042s?
  3. If you weren't in the US in 2013, you are a...

    If you weren't in the US in 2013, you are a non-resident alien
  4. Even though she yelled at you, she probably...

    Even though she yelled at you, she probably didn't mean it. She is in a bad situation and instead of thinking about killing yourself because she yelled at you, think about how you can help her. ...
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    Hi ATE, Did you get an answer from the IRS? I...

    Hi ATE,
    Did you get an answer from the IRS? I would be interested in that too.

    Thanks
  6. On F1/OPT you are a non-resident alien for 5...

    On F1/OPT you are a non-resident alien for 5 calendar years, so that would be from 2008-2012. For 2013 you need to use the Substantial Presence Test to determine if you are a residnet or non-resident...
  7. The distribution would go on line 17a and 17b of...

    The distribution would go on line 17a and 17b of form 1040NR.
    Early withdrawal penalty would go on line 56.
    Taxes withheld on line 61
    See the instructions:...
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    Both spouses need to have earned income (or be a...

    Both spouses need to have earned income (or be a full time student or disabled), otherwise you don't qualify for the credit.
    The part about "actively looking for work" refers to expenses that could...
  9. It shouldn't really matter what your friends do,...

    It shouldn't really matter what your friends do, it matters what is the correct way.
    Or as my MIL would say "If your friend jumps from a roof, would you jump too?"

    You might want to point out to...
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    ATE: does this deduction apply to...

    ATE: does this deduction apply to daycare/peschool teachers? I always thought it only applies to K-12 teachers.
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    lovingmeforever...

    lovingmeforever
    Without some info about your income/filing status/dependents etc. we can't really answer that question
  12. You can look for a VITA site close to you where...

    You can look for a VITA site close to you where they would file your return for free
    Find a Location for Free Tax Help
    Or you could use tax software that offers free filing for low income/EIC...
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    Don, I used Cintax back in the day when I was a...

    Don,
    I used Cintax back in the day when I was a non-resident alien. Some universities even provide access to it for their students, ask in your (international) student office.
    If you use online...
  14. Question: Income tax

    by taxesforaliens
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    I agree with ATE. You can claim her as a...

    I agree with ATE. You can claim her as a dependent relative, but not as a dependent child
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    If you don't have your copy anymore, you would...

    If you don't have your copy anymore, you would have to ask your employer

    You could get a transcript from the IRS
    Tax Topics - Topic 159 Prior Year(s) Form W-2 (How to Get a Copy)
  16. Actually it would matter as the asker would be a...

    Actually it would matter as the asker would be a non-resident alien and would not be able to be treated as resident alien/dual status alin based on the first year choice as the asker came in the...
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    I beliefe you can just send in a new form 8843....

    I beliefe you can just send in a new form 8843.
    No need to amend your entire return as it doesn't change anything on your tax return.
  18. Most likely you will get a substantial refund. If...

    Most likely you will get a substantial refund. If you get everything back depends on the amount of your income.
    When did you come exaclty to the US?

    You are a non-resident alien and would file...
  19. When did yor spouse coe to the US?

    When did yor spouse coe to the US?
  20. If your husband is applying for an ITIN number,...

    If your husband is applying for an ITIN number, an emailed copy won't suffice.
    You need to get a certified copy, certified by the issuing agency.
    ...
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    East India is only a small part of India, so...

    East India is only a small part of India, so that's not a proper term to call the entire nation.
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    I don't see any problem here. How else would you...

    I don't see any problem here. How else would you call someone from India or the Indian government?
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    ATE is very patient ;-) You asked the same...

    ATE is very patient ;-)
    You asked the same question three times already and always got a great answer from ATE.

    IRS offices in IL are listed here:
    Contact My Local Office in Illinois
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    Where are you from/travelling from? How long will...

    Where are you from/travelling from? How long will you be staying in Germany?
  25. Part 1 (4(a & b)) : You do enter the actual...

    Part 1 (4(a & b)) : You do enter the actual number of days you were present in the US (these will be the days excluded from being counted towards the SPT)

    Part II: Do put your university name. The...
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    As a non-resident alien you would fill out form...

    As a non-resident alien you would fill out form W8-BEN instead of W9.
    Once you become a resident alien (after 5 years in the US on F1), the W9 would apply to you as well.

    Form W4 is for...
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    You should contact the German Embassy for...

    You should contact the German Embassy for information and what kind of documents they would need from you.
    ...
  28. The article from the treaty that is relevant in...

    The article from the treaty that is relevant in your situation is Article 21.

    Paragraph 1 clearly states that you are exempt for payments for education/maintenance/training that arise outside the...
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    If you are an Australian citizen traveling to and...

    If you are an Australian citizen traveling to and from Australia, you need to travel with an Australian passport.
    http://www.immi.gov.au/migrants/residents/return-documents.htm
  30. If they send you a new SSN card but you didn't...

    If they send you a new SSN card but you didn't receive it, call the Social Security Office again. They should be able to track the letter they sent to you.
  31. Question: Baby cough

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    This could be a number of things (from a simple...

    This could be a number of things (from a simple cold to whooping cough), so you should probably ask the babies physician if the cough is persistent.
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    Norman, this smells like a scam to me

    Norman, this smells like a scam to me
  33. Did you check here (some amended returns are not...

    Did you check here (some amended returns are not in the system):
    Where's My Amended Return?

    It can take up to 12 weeks to process an amended return and a few extra days to receive your refund. If...
  34. There is no US tax for the recipient of the gift.

    There is no US tax for the recipient of the gift.
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    This can be a number of things. You should go see...

    This can be a number of things. You should go see a doctor if the pain persists
  36. You should provide a form W8BEN instead of W9.

    You should provide a form W8BEN instead of W9.
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    The best would be to sign her up for a class....

    The best would be to sign her up for a class.
    For other ideas see for example here:
    How to Learn English From Urdu | The Classroom | Synonym on Synonym
  38. It doesn't really matter what type of Visa you...

    It doesn't really matter what type of Visa you have for tax purposes. If you live outside the US you don't even need a visa and can still file a joint return with your US husband.
    Since he is...
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    Are they vaccinated against whooping cough? I...

    Are they vaccinated against whooping cough?

    I had it several years ago and it's a cough with no runny nose/fever/mucus.
    It didn't ave the whooping sound in the beginning but it's definitely very...
  40. Since Pi is 3.14159.. you are a little off....

    Since Pi is 3.14159.. you are a little off.
    Missing a bracket:

    System.out.println(4*(1.0-(1.0/3)+(1.0/5)-(1.0/7)+(1.0/9)-(1.0/11)));

    you could also lose the brackets around (1.0/3) etc, but...
  41. We are not here to do your homework. If you show...

    We are not here to do your homework.
    If you show what you did yourself, we could comment on it.
  42. You would need to file a tax return to get a...

    You would need to file a tax return to get a refund for those withholdings and make sure to provide the form w8Ben to your broker as soon as possible (if you still hold those RSUs).
  43. You would have to file a tax return only for the...

    You would have to file a tax return only for the years you are actually present in the US. So once you return to the UK, you would file your final return for the year you left the US. Depending on...
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    Generations of children grew up without any or...

    Generations of children grew up without any or limited electronic devices and there weren't bored at all.
    Playing outside is far from boring. You can do team sports like soccer, basketball, baseball...
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    A child can attain German citizenship by being...

    A child can attain German citizenship by being born in Germany even if neither parent is German. However this only applies to children born on or after 1 January 2000.

    A further condition is that...
  46. I agree with everyone saying it's a scam. There...

    I agree with everyone saying it's a scam.
    There is no inheritance tax in Israel, there would only be a capital gains tax (if applicable). Taxes are withheld at source, so there would be no need to...
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    I doubt that it's broken, you probably wouldn't...

    I doubt that it's broken, you probably wouldn't be able to walk if it was. However, since you are still in pain 2 weeks after the injury, you should go see a doctor.
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    That's a question you should ask your doctor

    That's a question you should ask your doctor
  49. You don't really have to renounce it, the moment...

    You don't really have to renounce it, the moment you take a different citizenship, the German one is revoked if you didn't get permission beforehand (Im German too with double citizenship). The case...
  50. The question would be if your father was still a...

    The question would be if your father was still a German citizen. Since your grandma gave up German citizenship upon immigration to the US, it could that the same happened with your father, however,...
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