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K1 Visa, work authorization and taxes

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My wife came here 7 months ago with a k1 visa. We have since been married and applied for her adjustment of status and work authorization. She received her work authorization card but not her adjustment of status and she is now working here in the USA but there are no federal taxes being held out of her check. Is this because of her citizenship status or something else? Will we have to pay this back later or pay taxes in the Philippines? *confused*

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What type of work does she do? Is she an independent contractor, or an actual employee? What did she fill out on her W-4?


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Though, you didn't mention it, I am assuming she has a SSN?

She should likely contact the personnel/HR/payroll folks at her company and see what is happening. Like KayDeeCee mentioned, is she an employee, or an independent contractor?


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