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Work/Travel options after 485 : H1 Versus EAD/AP Work/Travel options after 485 : H1 Versus EAD/AP. Comparison between keeping H1 versus forfeiting H1 and using EAD/AP after 485 filing.

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Old 08-26-2008, 06:25 PM
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Default EAD - Social Security Tax

A friend of mine told me that we do not have to pay Social Security Tax while working on EAD. Does anybody know if this is true ?

That would be a huge plus in case its true.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:28 PM
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i donno who told u this..thts is completely baseless and untrue..
if it is true , i wud never need GC..will be in EAD all my life
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:30 PM
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that applies only if you are on F1 visa (still considered a student), so you dont owe social security and medicare.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:32 PM
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Default F1->OPT (Employment Authorization)

If you were a student on F1, and if you just got an OPT (Employment Authorization), you do not have to pay Social Security tax. Once you switch to H1, you have to pay the SS tax.
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Old 08-26-2008, 06:33 PM
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A friend of mine told me that we do not have to pay Social Security Tax while working on EAD. Does anybody know if this is true ?

That would be a huge plus in case its true.
Your friend may have confused 485 based EAD with F1 OPT based EAD. On F1, you do not pay SS or Medicare. On AOS based EAD, you do need to pay SS/Medicare taxes.
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