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Question regarding remote working whilst living in the USA when GC/EAD comes through

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So I'm looking for some advice, I've done a lot of research but it's unfortunately not sinking with me. When I move to the USA, after my Green Card or EAD comes through - I'll be working remotely for a United Kingdom employer. I'm wondering how I'd be paid with this? Would I either...

 

1) Become an independant contractor and invoice the UK company each month - if I did this, what is involved as to becoming an independant contractor?

 

2) This might be the easiest option - is there anyway my UK employer could keep me as a salaried employee, continue to pay my monthly salary into a UK bank account, without being taxed in the UK. If this was an option, how would I pay US taxes? As I understand it - as a contractor, I would pay quarterly contributions.

 

Can someone shed some light on this please?


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26 minutes ago, Transborderwife said:

Grey area.  I encourage you to look up some vj threads about this.  A lot of people from Canada and the U.K. Often ask this.

OP is asking about remote work after getting EAD/GC.

 

I don't know about the independent contractor. If you stay employed in the UK, you will be paid and taxed in the UK. You will have to report your foreign-earned income on your US taxes, but will not have to pay taxes on it as long as the income level stays below some threshold.


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10 minutes ago, A'n'L said:

OP is asking about remote work after getting EAD/GC.

 

I don't know about the independent contractor. If you stay employed in the UK, you will be paid and taxed in the UK. You will have to report your foreign-earned income on your US taxes, but will not have to pay taxes on it as long as the income level stays below some threshold.

OK thanks. And is it possible to continue to pay UK taxes from a UK employer if I'm a permanent resident in the United States?


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4 minutes ago, A'n'L said:

OP is asking about remote work after getting EAD/GC.

 

I don't know about the independent contractor. If you stay employed in the UK, you will be paid and taxed in the UK. You will have to report your foreign-earned income on your US taxes, but will not have to pay taxes on it as long as the income level stays below some threshold.

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46 minutes ago, Adam&Allison said:

OK thanks. And is it possible to continue to pay UK taxes from a UK employer if I'm a permanent resident in the United States?

Doesn't you employer automatically withdraw taxes?


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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7 minutes ago, A'n'L said:

Doesn't you employer automatically withdraw taxes?

 

Yeah they do right now, but I wasn't sure how that would work with me not being a permanent resident of the UK anymore when I move to the US


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