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    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.
    Last edited by Vasanth Krishna Sista; 06-18-2014, 12:06 PM.

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    • #3
      Your message was posted as anonymous on Facebook wall- (June 20th)

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      • #4
        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 !!!

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        • #5
          Shouldn't be a problem....

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          • #6
            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 ..

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            • #7
              You need to report your 1099 income on your tax return for the year and you will pay taxes on that earned income.

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              • #8
                When u r filing 2014 tax returns, mention these amount in your total income. Taxes will get deducted accordingly

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