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Hi I am on H1B but due to some family emergency I am travelling to my home country wont be back in US for a long time My company is suggesting me to become a consultant and get 1099, is that better or W8?

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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 11 months ago

As a non resident of the US You would not be issued a 1099MISC. You would need to complete the W8 form to identify your self as a non resident and not physically in the US performing any service. A non resident outside the US is not taxed in the US on services performed for US companies.

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Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 11 months ago

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Will my company withhold federal tax using the W8 Form?
Tax Professional: Robin D., Senior Tax Advisor 4 replied 11 months ago

No they should not. A non US person performing services outside the US means no US tax is withheld.

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