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I'm on a H1B Visa and about to be part-owner/member of an LLC. I will be getting profit-shares and will receive K-1 for tax filing. Is this possible for me to do?
Yes - that is possible and allowed if you are a resident alien fro tax purposes - please be aware that residency is determined differently for tax and immigration purposes.
You will be considered a U.S. resident for tax purposes if you meet the substantial presence test for calendar year. To meet this test, you must be physically present in the United States on at least:
31 days during that year, and
183 days during the 3-year period that includes that year and two previous years, counting:
-- All the days you were present in the current year, and
-- 1/3 of the days you were present in the first year before the current year, and
-- 1/6 of the days you were present in the second year before the current year.As you are living in the US - most likely - you are a resident alien based on the test above.
As a resident alien - you will be getting K1 on your share of income realized by the LLC.However - in order to be eligible - you would need to have a job authorization from immigration authorities.
From IRS prospective - there is NO violations - you are a resident alien - will use form 1040 as all other US persons - and as long as you will include all your worldwide taxable income including income reported on K1 into your tax return - the IRS will be "happy"However from immigration prospective - that would be NOT authorized work - if that work produced taxable income.
The LLC must specifically apply on your behalf for employment authorization.
H1B ONLY allows employment for the employer who sponsored your H1 visa.
So to comply with immigration regulations and your visa status - you need separate employment authorization fro each work.
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