Non-investing personal finance issues including insurance, credit, real estate, taxes, employment and legal issues such as trusts and wills
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If you also work in a state that has income tax I recommend waiting to file the state return until you have the ITIN issued by the IRS.
When you discover that you are riding a dead horse, the best strategy is to dismount.
Do you have an SSN? You can use that. The card likely says "For employment purposes only" which is to distinguish from those which are actually for the purposes of collecting social security, which you do not qualify for.mobi999 wrote:Hi,
I will be filing tax return for first time. I am on H1-B visa. Do I need to get ITIN number first for filing tax return?
You can E file. If you only have 1 W-2 you can probably do it yourself using one of the free software programs such as Turbo Tax. I would not go to H&R Block if you have an H1B, it's not hard but they have a habit of making things hard that are not and really screwing it up. I would find a CPA or other service that doesn't use people who are just temp employees. Or you could find an IRS Vita site in your area if your income isn't too high.