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I am on H1B visa and earned some money from source outside my sponsor. Should I report it to IRS during my tax return filing?

My answer to I am on H1B visa and earned some money from source outside my sponsor. Should I report it to IRS durin…

Answer by Raad Ahmed:

Yes, you have to report the income because that is the law. As your application indicated, while you are in the US, you have to follow the laws that govern the country. However, you are also in violation of the terms of your visa because you worked outside of your approved employer. It wouldn’t be in your best interest to file your taxes appropriately because failure to do so will only complicate things. To help you avoid further legal issues, you should consult an immigration attorney for guidance.

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I am on H1B visa and earned some money from source outside my sponsor. Should I report it to IRS during my tax return filing?

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