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Non Resident for tax purposes is different than a non resident for immigration. There are some VISAs that you could have which keep you as a non resident but not all.
"F,""J,""M," or "Q" visa holders stay nonresident for a certain number of years. They still have to file a 1040NR and cannot file joint.
If you do not have one of the above VISAs then you may be a Resident Alien for tax purposes in some of the years or all.
You are considered a resident alien if you met one of the following two tests for the calendar year:
To meet the substantial presence test, you must have been physically present in the United States on at least:
First thing to do is decide if you were a resident alien for taxes.
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