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Social Security and the Complex World of U.S. Visas

As outlined in a post by Bloomberg Tax, certain types of visas for work in the U.S. provide exemptions for the FICA tax provision which, of course, provides funding for our country’s Social Security and Medicare programs. This comment in the post puts the matter in some perspective: “The general rule is that resident and nonresident foreign workers working in the U.S. are subject to the same tax rules as U.S. citizens, but other exemptions can apply even before the visa status is considered, Jonathan Stone, a managing director at KPMG LLP, said.” In a nutshell, it’s complicated, but the content of this post will help set context for the issue. Check it out here…

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