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    Hello,

    I had a question regarding earning income from another source while having a full time job on OPT.

    As all of you are aware and heard of car pool/ride sharing, I am planning to sign up for this as I travel long distance to work in my car 5 days a week.
    All the companies(sidecar, uber etc.) ask for bank account and SSN in order to deposit the amount given by the people to whom I have given a ride on daily basis.
    Is this source of income legal while on OPT? Do I have to file for taxes on this? Is it taxable or non-taxable income?

    I have no idea on this. Please advice.

    Thanks in advance!

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    • #3
      Your message was posted as anonymous on Facebook wall- (Sept 25th)

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      • #4
        Taxable.. Just pay at the end of the year as additional income.. if its a lot then pay tax every three months..Normally this should also come under your 40 hrs per week but there are loopholes to put it as additional income..

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        • #5
          Hey Kailash,

          I am planning to enroll for this. Can you plz text me when your free so we can discuss about this in detail 24eight-nine82-5one7zero. Thank you.

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          • #6
            Hey! I did take solutions from different people but did not do anything related to that.. So I might not be of any help for you. Sorry!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by kailash174 View Post
              Hey! I did take solutions from different people but did not do anything related to that.. So I might not be of any help for you. Sorry!
              Thank you for getting back to me. So what would you suggest in my case ? is it safe to drive or its better to stay away from to ? I am trying to is drive during weekends as part time since during the week i have a job related to my field of study.

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              • #8
                As I did not pursue what my question said, I would say, check with somebody else because half knowledge is always dangerous and I believe USCIS will somehow figure out in the future that you did work more than 40 hours during OPT and NOT in the field of your specialization which might hurt your future H1B or GC process. But again check with a lawyer before you proceed.

                Since you already have a 40 hour job, my personal opinion is DON'T GO FOR IT. Its not worth in the long term.

                Hope this helps!

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