The U.S. Social Security Number (SSN) serves a multifaceted purpose, primarily for recording an individual’s earnings and determining their entitlement to Social Security benefits. It also plays a crucial role in various government processes and services. Let’s delve deeper into the significance of the SSN, its applicability to workers, and some other essential details you should know.
In some instances, nonimmigrant visa holders may be required to file taxes in the United States. If your nonimmigrant status doesn’t qualify for a Social Security Number (SSN), you may need an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). We cover the basic steps to obtain an ITIN if you are a nonimmigrant visa holder in the United States here.
If you are in the United States on a nonimmigrant visa, you need to be aware of your potential tax obligations. Depending on your situation you may be required to file US taxes. We cover some general guidelines on tax obligations while in the US on a nonimmigrant visa here.