I am an international student and have stayed at the same state in U.S. more than one year. Am I a resident of that state for tax purposes?
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In light of the IRS Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens, if you are currently under a F-1 or J-1 student visa and not meet the “green card” or the “substantial presence” test as described in publication. You are generally considered a non-resident during the first five calendar years in the United Sates for tax purpose. Therefore, although you were living in the state not less than 12 months a year, you will need to file a nonresident income tax form for your state. I do encourage you to check with your State Department of Revenue for specific tax fillings information.
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