US Taxes

Income Taxes In Brief:

In the US, everyone who makes over a certain amount of money in a year must pay income tax. Money is withheld from each of your paychecks by your employer and paid to the US government. When you get a job, you fill out a "W-4" form, which helps your employer to calculate how much tax to withhold from your pay. 

Then, at the end of year, you must file a US and a state tax return, which is a form that lists your income and any tax deductions that apply to calculate whether you owe an addition sum, or will receive a tax refund.  You will receive a "W-2 form from your employer(s) showing how much you were paid and how much was deducted for the year. You will use this information to fill out your tax return form.  The deadline to file this paperwork is April 15 each year.  

Here are some resources to help you make sense of American income taxes: 

A Tax Guide for US Immigrants, compiled by TurboTax, an automated,online  tax filing program.

Tips for Green Card Holders:  published by The Balance, an online resource about money and investing. 


US Taxes and Immigration Consequences from CitizenPath

Tax information from LivingAmerican.com


  1. Income Tax
  2. Sales Tax
  3. Property Tax

In the US, everyone who makes over a certain amount of money in a year must pay income tax. Money is withheld from each of your paychecks by your employer and paid to the US government. When you get a job, you fill out a "W-4" form, which helps your employer to calculate how much tax to withhold from your pay. 

Then, at the end of year, you must file a US and a state tax return, which is a form that lists your income and any tax deductions that apply to calculate whether you owe an addition sum, or will receive a tax refund.  You will receive a "W-2 form from your employer(s) showing how much you were paid and how much was deducted for the year. You will use this information to fill out your tax return form.  The deadline to file this paperwork is April 15 each year.  

Here are some resources to help you make sense of American income taxes: 

A Tax Guide for US Immigrants, compiled by TurboTax, an automated,online  tax filing program.

Tips for Green Card Holders:  published by The Balance, an online resource about money and investing. 


US Taxes and Immigration Consequences from CitizenPath

Tax information from LivingAmerican.com