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My husband received his approval to work in the US yesterday. I keep hearing different things from everyone. Would it be best for him to begin work ASAP or wait until the new year? Will it make a difference in our tax return?

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No reason to wait........It would have an effect on your taxes.......but the net outcome would be more money in his pocket..😀

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The sooner he works, the sooner he brings in income. The end of year tax refund liability difference may eat into some of it, but by no means does it mean he gets less money overall.


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It would mean more money at the end, so why not?

 

If he starts working ASAP, the income tax deducted from his paycheck will be for the annualized salary.  But because he will at most work 3 months of the year, you'd expect to get a big tax return because at that time IRS will only tax on the 3 months income.

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