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Hi, I have a question regarding online commission work while awaiting my EAD.

Is this allowed? I do digital art illustrations and I receive payments through invoices into my paypal account which is connected to my Australian bank account.

I'm most probably going to play it safe and not attempt to go down this route but I'm just curious if anyone has any information about it?

 

Many thanks!

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If you are physically in the US then you are not authorized to work even if it is "self employment"

 

Also if you are going to maintain the Australian account you will be subject to FBAR. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/report-of-foreign-bank-and-financial-accounts-fbar

 


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51 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

If you are physically in the US then you are not authorized to work even if it is "self employment"

 

Also if you are going to maintain the Australian account you will be subject to FBAR. https://www.irs.gov/businesses/small-businesses-self-employed/report-of-foreign-bank-and-financial-accounts-fbar

 

Thanks for confirming! It's only ever been small amounts (considered a hobby), not any type of real self employment. After I get my work permit and before I start, I'll be switching payments to a US account.

 

Thanks for the insight.

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