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Checked my first pay statement since my visa updated to H-1b from OPT… i hate tax! I wonder how others lived off of this salary. I now understand why people are quitting b4

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same boat d1. I am glad i have h1b but additional taxes makes me wish i didn’t have it.

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you don’t have to pay FICA taxes when you are on f1 opt. That’s 7.65% of your paycheck

This a bs

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If you hate taxes then you are in a wrong country mate. Uncle Sam gets really mad if you don’t pay taxes. W2 is the only document they see during visa stamping other than I797 approval notice.

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FICA Tax?

I think they should have FICA even on F1! I don't mind more taxes if it leads to cheaper/free healthcare

Who needs comprehensive healthcare at young age. Get the cheapest one

Yesss shit sux

I got a lesser paycheck when my H1B first kicked in 😬😭

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