H1B-Legal ways to save payroll taxes


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H1B offer letter is as per LCA minumum pay rules. I work on hourly. So the payroll is run bi-weekly for the LCA offered pay and the amount left is ran separately as per my request. 

 

In doing so, I am losing much towards payroll taxes as this per my employment agreement that payroll taxes will be from my pay. Are there any legal ways to save this payroll taxes.

 

Are the below ways legal to bypass the payroll system? (pay through a cheque/cash etc)

1. Can employer pay/reimburse for my family trip expenses.

2. Reimburse the monthy rent for apartment etc.

 

Please help if there are any other legal ways.

 

Any help will be much appreciated...

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Looks like the employer is also assisting with the fraud.

 

To your questions

1. Can employer pay/reimburse for my family trip expenses. 

Yes

 

2. Reimburse the monthy rent for apartment etc

Yes. This may have tax implications as it may be considered part of pay.

 

Both of these would be considered benefits, i.e., part of the salary, and would get taxed accordingly.

It's the same as getting the money and paying for trips/rent on his own.

In other words, there would be no tax savings.

The IRS knows all about such obvious attempts to get around the law.

Or, as a famous writer once said: Only two things in life are sure: death and taxes.

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Looks like the employer is also assisting with the fraud.

 

To your questions

1. Can employer pay/reimburse for my family trip expenses. 

Yes

 

2. Reimburse the monthy rent for apartment etc

Yes. This may have tax implications as it may be considered part of pay.

 

 

I'm not sure what you're talking about. Only unpaid business trip expenses are exempt from tax. Not family vacation trips AFAIK.

 

Remember, IRS monitors your bank accounts,transactions year around. They can easily tell what you're doing. Believe me, if they see any suspicious transaction, they will get you. 

 

There's no RFE, NOID,etc like USCIS. They get straight into action as soon as they see fraud. 

 

And, remember, if your tax returns are accepted it doesn't mean it's completely accepted. They have up to 3 years to dig into your tax filing and question you. 

 

Don't play around with IRS. 

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