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    bandipriti Posts: 4, Reputation: 1
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    Apr 4, 2006, 08:15 AM
    Georgia state taxes-OPT-H1

    I was wondering if anyone could help me with my Georgia state taxes

    This is my employment history

    Aug 2002-Dec 2004- F1 (Wisconsin)
    Feb 2005-October 2005- OPT (Atlanta, GA)
    November 2005 to present - H1 (Atlanta, GA)

    I am filing as a non resident for both federal (1040NR-EZ) and state (GA 500 form)

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me whether I could claim any itemized or standard deduction as a student of India in my GA form 500. (Page 4, Line 10)
    A friend of mine who studied in Atlanta was told apply a standard deduction, in the GA 500 form, of $2,300 according to a student tax treaty with India.

    Could anyone please clarify?

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    AtlantaTaxExpert Posts: 21,836, Reputation: 846
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    Apr 4, 2006, 07:59 PM

    Actually, you are a part-year resident of Georgia, though if you have NO income other than Georgia-based income, you should file as a full-year resident.

    If you withheld GA taxes and charitable deductions exceed $2,300, then claim te itemized deduction. Otherwise, claim the $2,300 standard deduction that Georgia authorizes.

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