发信人: whitebird (迎风展翅), 信区: TAX
标 题: Re: IRS 要我补税，怎么办？
发信站: The unknown SPACE (Sat May 19 17:08:53 2001) WWW-POST
If you are married, you are not single. Your filing status
should be married filing separately. The law is written so
that married individuals who choose not to file joint tax
returns pay more taxes. Unfortunately, nonresident aliens
do not have the option of filing joint tax returns and are
caught up in this law with no other options. Although the
law probably did not take into consideration the tax
implications for nonresident aliens when it was enacted, it
still is the law and the IRS cannot change that. Tax laws
are changed when congress writes new laws or amends existing
laws. As you know, nonresident aliens do not vote in this
country and consequently probably have little voice with the
law-makers. All I can suggest to you is to contact the
congressman (senator or representative) for your area and
request that the law be changed.
In the meantime, if your income comes from wages, you should
adjust the amount of taxes that are being withheld from your
wages. There are special instructions for withholding on
nonresident aliens so that the correct amount of taxes are
withheld and you will not owe at the end of the year. A
nonresident alien subject to wage withholding must give the
employer a completed Form W-4 to enable the employer to
figure how much income tax to withhold. In completing the
form, nonresident aliens should use the following
instructions instead of the instructions on Form W-4:
Check only "Single" marital status on line 3 (regardless of
actual marital status).
Claim only one withholding allowance on line 5, unless a
resident of Canada, Mexico, Japan, or South Korea, or a U.S.
Request that additional tax of $7.60 per week be withheld on
line 6. If the pay period is two weeks, request that $15.30
be withheld instead. For other payroll periods, see the
amounts in Publication 15 (Circular E).
Do not claim "Exempt" withholding status on line 7.
These instructions restrict a nonresident alien's filing
status, generally limit the number of allowable exemptions,
and require additional tax to be withheld because a
nonresident alien cannot claim the standard deduction.
Since we are already almost half way into the tax year, you
should consider doubling the amount of $7.60 quoted above.
You may wish to discuss this with your employer.
If you are unable to pay the additional taxes that are due
on your account, you can request an installment agreement so
that you can make monthly payments. Call 1-800-829-1040 for
more information about this issue.
For more information, please refer to Tax Publication 519,
US Tax Guide for Aliens, and the instructions for Form
【 在 whitebird (迎风展翅) 的大作中提到: 】
: 2000 联邦税，1040NR，
: 老婆是F2， 没收入，没税。
: 我就把自已按 single 算了， 我们同学都这么算的。
: 没想到昨天收到IRS 的信， 让我补税， 说是不能算 single, 要算
: married filing seperately, 要多交 ＄310 的税。
: 算 married filing seperately.
: 我还是不服，又打电话去问，接线小姐也说你应该算single, 她也很
: 们的 Advance lawyer, 可惜等了半个小时电话都占线。
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