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Side hustle for h1b visa holders

Applied Material Tomcat104
7d

Can h1b visa workers start a side hustle that fetches them light money ? If not why are they able to earn through stock trading ?
Any thoughts or leads can help me clarify this.

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  • McAfee JohnMcPee
    Moonlight as a stripper and only accept cash.
    7d0
  • eBay cyene
    you can invest but can't earn
    7d5
    • Applied Material Tomcat104
      OP
      What if your investments are in profit, how do you draw the line between profitable investment and earning ?
      7d
    • Investing isn't considered employment.

      Google "passive income" to understand what's allowed. Basically you can invest money in a business, but if you participate in operating the business you have crossed the line.
      7d
    • Applied Material Tomcat104
      OP
      Okay that helps, I’ll check into it
      7d
    • There are specific rules around when real estate is considered passive versus active income.

      If you rent out your home to somebody and collect the rent, that's passive. If you buy an entire apartment building and take on all kinds of odd jobs to manage the property that's active.

      Google "passive income" to learn more.
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    • Applied Material Tomcat104
      OP
      I see thanks
      7d
  • Google / EngBluths
    No you can’t. Even actively trading might get you into trouble.
    7d2
    • Applied Material Tomcat104
      OP
      How is actively trading quantified ?
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    • Google / EngBluths
      I am not a lawyer. But pretty much anything that would constitute active work. So actively day trading definitely qualifies but does trading once a week? I don’t know.
      7d
  • Cisco / Eng
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    That is the rule. Not science to ask why.
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