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Hi,
I'm in the US on a temporary work permit visa in the US. What are the things that I can take as standard deductions ? Like for example since I'm temporary I can't buy a house but have to pay lots of money in rent. Can I take all that as an itemized deduction ? What other things can I take as deductions ? Will tickets to go to home country will count as itemized decuction ?
Thanks for any help.
-Ram
rkishore@hotmail.com
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Unfortunately, there aren't any tax breaks for non US residents. You can still buy a home if you come up with a reasonable down payment or have someone cosign you. When you become a citizen you may encourage your congressman to pass a law to help those peolpe who pay taxes and can't benefit as others do!!
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[[I'm in the US on a temporary work permit visa in the US. What are the things
that I can take as standard deductions ?]]

Go to the IRS web site and read IRS Publications 519 and 901. It'll give you a bunch of information that you'll need in your situation.

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