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  • Tax on H1B

    Hi Experts,

    I came to USA in May 2007 on H4 and got my H1B in October 2008.

    I started working from Octber 1, 2008 and gets paid on 5th of next month. Accordingly, I will receive my December pay on Januray 5, 2009. This makes my December pay to fall in 2009 tax year, and I will receive W2 for only two months in 2008(October & November). This is how my employer does for all employees.

    Since, I have not yet got my visa stamped for H1B, Will this be a problem. Is there any official rule for H1B holders that you should have a W2 for 3 months? If yes please guide as early as possible because my employer has no issues giving me a pay cheque on december 31, 2008. But if there is no such rule, it will reduce my tax burden for atleast one time.

    So Please guide. Thanks.

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    This situation is common and you need not be worried. Your pay stubs will clearly say when you were getting paid. W2 isn't an issue.

    I am not a lawyer and you need to consult with one to validate any info posted on the forum and discuss your case specifics. H1b Question? Read the FAQ first.