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US Income Tax Return Workshop for International Postdocs and Scholars (Residents for Tax Purposes ONLY*)

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Thursday, February 14, 2019
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Margaret Hung, MLS, EA, Professional Tax Consultant, H&R Block

This workshop will provide a general overview of how to file US income tax returns for international postdocs and scholars who are residents for tax purposes*. Attendees will learn some general tax saving tips and also be alerted to some "red flags" to watch out for when filing a return.

* If you are not sure whether you are a resident or non-resident for tax purposes, please visit the IRS website to determine your status: https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/International-Taxpayers/Determining-Alien-Tax-Status. A tax workshop for non-residents for tax purposes will be offered as an International House workshop on Feb 19, 6 pm, in rm 143 Jones Bldg - look for an announcement and a registration link on intlflash or the intlhouse listserv.

TOPICS:
- US federal income tax: what counts as income, what can be deducted
- Worldwide Income
- Standard deduction
- Itemized deductions: homeownership, employment-related, charity donations, other miscellaneous deductions
- What's New for 2018?

PLEASE NOTE: The advice given in this workshop will be general in nature, and any advice given is not necessarily endorsed by Duke. The speaker will not address individual situations, and will not show how to fill in tax forms line-by-line. For specific advice, it is strongly encouraged that postdocs make an individual appointment with a tax professional.

Contact: Paige Vinson