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Hi there! I have a tax question… this is my 6th year and I got h1b in October. However I should be considered as a resident for tax purpose in 2021 correct? My company didn’t start to deduct fica until October. Should I pay all year of fica? Also, if I have enough tax withholding that could cover my fica is it ok?

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FICA is different from income tax withholding. They are in different buckets and you can’t use your withholding against FICA or vice versa. You shouldn’t have to pay for FICA pre October depending on your previous status before H-1B. If your 6 years made you a resident then you have to pay FICA all year regardless of H-1B

Thanks for the information! I just reached out payroll team and they are checking for me.

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