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

In Personal Finance by RuchikaUpdated : 14 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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Getting handle of your Credit Score as an Immigrant

In Personal Finance by SaurabhUpdated : Leave a Comment

In US, credit score can either be a boon or a bane. Having a good credit score opens up access to cheaper mortgage rates, better credit cards and comfortable auto loans. Absence of one can cause the opposite. As an immigrant, one has no prior credit history. Lack of credit history is not seen favorably by several financial institutions and …