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What taxes do we need to pay? H2B visa holders from Philippines

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What taxes do we need to pay? H2B visa holders from Philippines working in Guam
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.
Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** it will be my pleasure to assist you with your tax question today.
For the H-2B (non-ag) workers on Guam, a treaty with the Philippines eliminates the payroll taxes on this particular group of primarily construction workers.
The following links contain excellent information you will find helpful:
http://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Aliens-Employed-in-the-U.S.-%E2%80%93-Social-Security-Taxes
http://cis.org/Employers-Cheat-Aging-By-Hiring-Foreign-Workers-Spanish
Please let me know if you require further information or clarification.
Thank you and best regards,
Barb
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Question is, what taxes do we have to pay pertaining to employment in GUAM under h2b visa? Do you mean, we don't have to pay taxes in GUAM?
Expert:  Barbara replied 1 year ago.
If you are a nonresident alien of the United States who does not qualify as a bona fide resident of Guam for the entire tax year, you generally must file the following returns.
•A Guam tax return reporting only your income from sources within Guam. In this situation, wages for services performed in Guam, whether for a private employer, the U.S. Government, or otherwise, is income from sources within Guam.
•A U.S. tax return (Form 1040NR) reporting U.S. source income according to the rules for a nonresident alien. See the instructions for Form 1040NR.
http://www.irs.gov/publications/p570/ch03.html#en_US_2014_publink1000221321

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