is getting a remote job in another country aside U.S illegal if i am on F1 visa?

IEEE AC/VC
Nov 17 18 Comments

my parents can't really send money to me like before. i am yet to balance my tuition for this time. and i just can't get an on-campus job. i am thinking of finding a paid sales or customer support remote jobs outside u.s. my skills are in IT, Security, and Networks. is it illegal if i find a job online?

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  • Adobe qqXb73
    Yes, illegal.
    Nov 17 4
    • IEEE AC/VC
      OP
      Even though the job isn't in America.
      Nov 17
    • Adobe qqXb73
      Yes, illegal.
      Nov 17
    • Amazon garand
      The job is in America
      Nov 17
    • Adobe qqXb73
      Also illegal.
      Nov 17
  • Medtronic miraculou
    It’s illegal , on your 1040, you are required to report all income sources .. also there is FATCA regulation in effect
    Nov 17 0
  • New
    scheme

    New

    BIO
    Started blind to get some break from work. Now I work to get some break from blind.
    schememore
    Not sure about the legality of it but it will be almost impossible to track if you use a bank account outside US for parking that extra cash.
    Nov 17 5
    • Medtronic miraculou
      Ever heard of FATCA regulation?
      Nov 17
    • Gilead Sciences / Other 👻❤👽
      I am not sure if FATCA applies for non-immigrant visas. It applies to H1Bs, because H1Bs are expected to apply for citizenship down the line, but it makes no sense that Uncle Sam would want to tax your foreign income on F1. Also, OP is most likely doing taxes as non-resident which means only US income is taxable.

      OP, you should post on Trackitt section on "ask a lawyer".
      Nov 17
    • If one is considered a US resident for tax purposes (as determined by the substantial presence test), one will have FATCA/FinCen reporting obligations. Students are generally considered non-resident and exempt from this requirement for up to 5 years.
      Nov 19
    • Gilead Sciences / Other 👻❤👽
      I believe on F1 you have the option to do resident taxes even if you meet the substantial presence test.
      Nov 20
    • Yes, F1/Opt can be exempt from the SPT for up to 5 years.
      Nov 20
  • Google Gentrified
    Consult a lawyer. But one way to keep your hands clean and afford your tuition is to take up the job but have them pay your parents or sibling or friend. Essentially avoid getting paid in your name, and have your parents continue to send you money as a gift. As long as you do not have a balance greater than $10K or any transfer greater than $10K, you aren’t likely to get flagged. Consult a lawyer and evaluate the risks before you make a move
    Nov 20 0
  • Medtronic miraculou
    You will always have a paper trail of fund deposits to your offshore account .. you are looking for a trouble if you don’t declare.. it’s another thing If it’s passive income like rental income
    Nov 17 0
  • Apple ((🥃))
    Even if it’s a non us company, if you’re living in the us and getting paid for it, it’s a visa violation.
    Nov 19 0
  • Talk to lawyer
    Nov 18 0
  • Apple KGHP41
    Only illegal if the government finds out 😂
    Nov 17 0
  • Google sleck
    I wouldn’t worry about it. You are good
    Nov 17 0

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