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If you are a non resident alien, you are allowed an exemption -- and this amount falls below the exemption. However, in the future if you start earning a substantial income you will need to obtain an ITIN and pay tax. But, for this year you're good with no tax due.
Please let me know if you need anything additional. If not, please rate positive.
yes, that is below the exemption amount you're fine for this year --- but if your income goes up next year (exemption is $3950) then you will need to file a return