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Vasanth Krishna Sista
06-18-2014, 11:51 AM
Dear DESI OPT , thanks for all the effort you put to address the questions of members.

I would like to raise a question, I am at present working as an Intern(Independent Contractor) under CPT in a NGO and it is mentioned in the contract I will not be given any W2 benefits and I need to file the taxes (both state and federal) by myself at the end of the year. They made me fill a W-9 form on the very first day of joining and told that I will be getting a form 1099 mentioning all the money I have earned.

I got my first paycheck in which there were no taxes deducted. I was wondering if there will be any problem while applying for OPT.

Help would be greatly appreciated.

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06-18-2014, 05:12 PM
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06-20-2014, 04:35 PM
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DesiOPT-FaceBook-Fan
06-23-2014, 04:29 AM
Dude they are making all the payment to you so you need to file your taxes independently and for that you need to fill w-9 1099 form so can pay taxes a independent contractor , and you will be getting a taxpayer identification number (TIN) so you can pay through that . Don't worry cheers !!!

DesiOPT-FaceBook-Fan
06-23-2014, 04:29 AM
Shouldn't be a problem....

DesiOPT-FaceBook-Fan
06-23-2014, 04:30 AM
1 it was not pay check it was just a payment for u r service ... u need to pay u r self employment tax and income taxes ..

DesiOPT-FaceBook-Fan
06-23-2014, 04:31 AM
You need to report your 1099 income on your tax return for the year and you will pay taxes on that earned income.

DesiOPT-FaceBook-Fan
06-23-2014, 04:31 AM
When u r filing 2014 tax returns, mention these amount in your total income. Taxes will get deducted accordingly