Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
Level Basic Advanced Military International

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How Would You Respond?

Zheng came into the tax center and needs help with his 2020 tax return. He came to the U.S. in J-1 immigration status in 2018 to teach at a university for two years. He brought his wife and one child (both in J-2 immigration status). The university hired Zheng's wife Jiang Zhou, who received employment authorization to teach, starting in the 2020 fall semester. Follow along in the conversation and think about how you would answer his questions.

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