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IRS Publishes W-4 Instructions for Nonresident Aliens

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“The Internal Revenue Service has revised “Supplemental Form W-4 Instructions for Nonresident Aliens.” The IRS has modified the instructions on the W-4 for nonresidents to reflect restrictions on their filing status, the limited number of exemptions allowed, and the standard deduction. Nonresident aliens must follow special instructions when completing Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, available as a PDF, for compensation paid to such individuals as employees performing dependent personal services in the U.S. Compensation for dependent personal services includes amounts paid as wages, salaries, fees, bonuses, commissions, compensatory scholarships, fellowship income, and similar designations for amounts paid to an employee.” Ivener & Fullmer, Feb. 1, 2011.

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