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    sshenoy Posts: 1, Reputation: 1
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    Jun 17, 2007, 10:52 AM
    Social Security Tax (F-1 on CPT)
    I am F-1 Student doing my CPT in NY, in my first salary slip social security tax has been deducted, I was wondering if am applicable for this tax. Also if would be great if some one would tell me which and all tax excempts are F-1 students applicable to, any links to prev post or external sites will also be extremely helpful.

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    AtlantaTaxExpert Posts: 21,834, Reputation: 846
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    Jun 18, 2007, 10:45 AM
    If you are on CPT under a F-1 visa and your F-1 visa starting on or after 2002, you are NOT LIABLE for Social Security and Medicare taxes.

    You need to inform your employer of this fact and ask for a refund of the withheld Social Security and Medicare taxes.

    You are, however, liable for federal and state INCOME taxes.
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    Apr 14, 2009, 04:02 PM

    I have been in a similar situation. My employer never took the taxes off my internship paystub. You can ask for a refund from your employer or social security office for the tax amount later.
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    MukatA Posts: 7,110, Reputation: 176
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    Apr 14, 2009, 06:51 PM

    Read about filing Form 843: Your U.S. Tax Return: Social Security and Medicare (FICA) Taxes for Non-resident Exempt Individual

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