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Childcare, School – Immunization Requirements in US for Kids

In Living in US by RuchikaUpdated : 5 Comments

Making sure that our children receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things we can do as a parent to ensure their long-term health—as well as the health of their friends, classmates, and others in our community. All 50 states in US have legislation requiring specified vaccines for children and require certain age-appropriate vaccines to …

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US Tax Filing on H1B for H4 Spouse, Dependent Children FAQs

In Personal Finance by RuchikaUpdated : 47 Comments

In the last article, we have covered the tax classification of resident vs non-resident alien, filing status info. In this article, we will cover how H1B visa holder would file taxes for H4 spouse and dependent children, including benefits and other FAQs. What are the various tax benefits that a H1B visa holder claim? In general, U.S. resident aliens can …

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How to File Taxes in US on H4 Visa, Dependents + Apply ITIN Number ?

In Personal Finance by RuchikaUpdated : 64 Comments

As we all know that H4 visa holders are not eligible to have a Social Security Number (SSN), but for filing U.S. tax returns and claiming them dependent on H1 visa holders, they do require a unique identification number, which is called Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN).  On H4 visa, me and my daughter (18 months) had no SSN number and we …

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For The Movie Maniac

In Living in US by SaurabhUpdated : 3 Comments

First the disclosure – I am a movie maniac. I love to watch both Bollywood and Hollywood films whenever I am not on this blog 🙂 There are so many viewing options available that at times it confuses me where to go. Theater 1. I usually go to Costco to buy AMC or Century Theaters tickets. They are sold for …