US tax rebate for nonresident alien?
January 24, 2008 9:37 AM Subscribe
Am I, a nonresident alien who is a "US resident for tax purposes", going to get the $600 US tax rebate check in 2008?
I was livid when I did not receive the $300 rebate in 2001, despite the fact that I lived in the US and paid the same taxes (in fact more) than everyone else. But back then, I used to fill out the 1040NR (where NR = nonresident).
Now, I have been filling out the regular 1040 for a few years (you can do that once you have lived in the US for five years). There is nowhere on the 1040 where I have to mention that I am not a citizen or permanent resident (I have a J-1 visa).
Am I going to get the tax rebate this time?
(As an aside, I think this is a stupid stimulus plan, and I wish no-one would get a rebate, but if people are getting them, then I want mine!)