How Would You Respond?
Hari, who is from India, came into the tax center for help with his tax return. He arrived on an F-1 visa in 2008. In 2009, his wife and two children joined him in the U.S. and obtained identification numbers. In 2011, his wife gave birth to a third child in the U.S.
Hari earned $7,850 from on-campus work in 2011 and provided all support for his family. His wife, who is on an F-2 visa, is not permitted to work.
Follow along in the conversation and think about how you would answer Hari's questions.