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    TAXKAMARA Posts: 6, Reputation: 1
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    Mar 29, 2008, 06:31 AM
    Do Indian F1 students get Social Security taxes back?
    Well I am amazed as how much you can learn on the website. So here I am again clearing up queries I have had for years...

    So as far as I nderstand one can claim SSN benefits if a person is a non-resident alien and is on F1 status i.e.. You file 1040-NR-EZ. If you are on F1 and you pass the 183 day test (resident alien) you cannot claim these benefits. Is that correct?
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    MukatA Posts: 7,110, Reputation: 176
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    Mar 29, 2008, 10:00 AM
    Everyone on F1 or OPT is exempt from residency for 5 years, and does not pay FICA taxes. It is not only for Indian.

    So even if you pass 183 days test on F1, yoy don't become resident.
    Read: Your U.S. Tax Return: U.S. Tax Filing Requirements for Non-Residents

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