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Visitor III

Exemption from Social Security and Medicare

Hi,

 

So I have read all the information on Non-Resident Aliens being/should be exempted from the Medicare and Social Security tax withholding and I provided that information to my employer. They did not accept that and told me to bring a letter from IRS, stating that I am personally exempted from these taxes, which is absolutely not possible (I mean why would they give a letter for a nonresident alien?!)

Anyways, the employer said if not so, then I will have to file it at the end of the year and I read about the process online. My QUESTION is if there is any other way, like contacting USCIS or the SSA regarding this and if they can provide a document to IRS or me for exemption from Medicare /Social Security?

 

Please help, as I do not wish to wait for the tax year as I need the funds right now and cannot afford to pay monthly.

 

Thanks!

2 Comments
Catalyst V

Exemption from Social Security and Medicare

What is your VISA status, and when did you arrive in the U.S.?

Visitor III

Exemption from Social Security and Medicare

F1 and I arrived in 2016