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Doing your taxes if you're DACA approved


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# itzel

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 11:42 AM

Hi Everyone!!!

Havent been online as often as I'd like...work and getting ready for school has kept me occupied. Approval from DACA is guarenteed to open many new doors and possibilites for all..

Well, heres what this post is about...taxes...

This is my first legal job ever, before DACA I worked under the table and never filed taxes...

Well this job, every paycheck withdraws taxes...

Ive been reading up on doing taxes and the different categories..nonresiden and resident..

DACA didnt provide us with any type of legal status, however Publication 519, the US Tax Guide released by the IRS, categorizes us as resident aliens because of the time we've been here (page 5)..

They even have this little table that helps you determine what to file under..

I will be filing as a resident as indicated by Publication 519 because of the time I've been here in the US, I mean we obviously had to meet that requirement to get qualified for DACA..

For any Android users, theres a free app called "TaxCaster" from Turbo Tax and gives you an estimate of how much you'd be getting back..its really user friendly..

Now all I have to wait is for my W2 from my employer at the end of Jan. and get back some of those taxes...

Heres the link to Publication 519: http://www.irs.gov/p...rs-pdf/p519.pdf

Any questions/comments feel free to do so..we're here to help each other out and Im sure I can learn something new....


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I'm here to help answer questions that you may have, but please remember that in no way am I a lawyer or responsible if any application is denied. I can not guarantee that your application will be processed and accepted. Take every answer we give as an advice, not as a fact or legal advice. Good luck and God Bless You.

Date of Biometrics: September 17 2012 11AM
Date of DACA Approved: October 9 2012
Date of EAD Mailed: October 10 2012
Date of EAD Received: October 12 2012

Apply for SS Card: October 16 2012 930AM
Received SS Card: October 22 2012 1130AM
Applied for TX ID and obtained receipt: October 25 2012 1PM
First day at work: November 1 2012 10AM
Obtained TX DL: March 1 2013

Approved 55 days after sending in application on August 15th and 21 days after completing bio

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:19 PM

Hey Itzel,

Very nice post and great app :). Are you planing on filing your taxes yourself or are you going to an accountant?

# itzel

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 12:29 PM

Ill probably do it on my own...its not as hard as it looks, plus my mother in law is an accountant, so I'll have her look it over..
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I'm here to help answer questions that you may have, but please remember that in no way am I a lawyer or responsible if any application is denied. I can not guarantee that your application will be processed and accepted. Take every answer we give as an advice, not as a fact or legal advice. Good luck and God Bless You.

Date of Biometrics: September 17 2012 11AM
Date of DACA Approved: October 9 2012
Date of EAD Mailed: October 10 2012
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Apply for SS Card: October 16 2012 930AM
Received SS Card: October 22 2012 1130AM
Applied for TX ID and obtained receipt: October 25 2012 1PM
First day at work: November 1 2012 10AM
Obtained TX DL: March 1 2013

Approved 55 days after sending in application on August 15th and 21 days after completing bio

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 02:33 PM

Great post Itzel and thank you. I recently landed a new job and this thing about doing taxes kept buzzing in. The back of my mind. :)
Date Application Sent - September 1
The Lockbox The Application Was Sent To - Chicago
Mailing Method - certified

Date Of Acceptance E-mail Or Text Received (G-1145)- September 7, 2012
Service Center Application Was Sent To - Vermont
Date Of I-797C Notice Of Action (Receipt)- September 13, 2012
Date Of Biometrics Appointment - September 26, 2012
[b]Date Of I-797C Notice Of Action (Application Approved) - October 29, 2012
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 03:06 PM

IS WEIRD HOW IF WE HAVE NO KIDSA WE GET PAY LESS:(
10/30/2012---SIGNED CONTRACT WITH CASA HISPANA SAYING I WILL PAY EM 318$$ IF THEY DO MY APPLICATION AN BLAH BLAH BLAH ..... (I LEFT HER 100$ DEPOSIT)

11/01/2012 --WENT TO POST OFFICE TO GET DA MONEY ORDER OF$465 FOR DACA THING

11/02/2012---I RETURN TO CASA HISPANA TO GIVE EM MORE INFO OF DATES SINCE I REACH USA.LOL (LEFT HER ANOTHER 60$$)

11/09/2012---I PICKED UP MY PACKAGE ALL DONE (; FROM CASA HISPANA....THEY HAD IT DONE SOONER THAT WEEK BUT I DINT CALL EM LMAO(: YES IM IRRESPONSIBLE ..LOL $$$$ TALKS DEY MOVE DERE ASS AHAHHA CAUSE MY PACKAGE WOULDNT OF BEEN DONE TILL DA 15 LMAO (PAYED HER 158$ MORE)(IN TOTAL THEY CHARGE ME $$318)

11/09/2012----I WENT TO POST OFFICE TO MAIL MY PACKAGE(; (PAYED 10.65$$)

11/15/2012---GOT DA LETTER SAYING DEY RECIEVED DA PAYMENT AND BLAH BLAH BLAH LOL

11/20/2012 ------GOT ANOTHER LETTER SAYING MY BIO APPOINTMENT IS FOR THE 12/18/2012 (;

12/18/2012----biometrics done in riverside california at 11 am(; regular appointment(:

# itzel

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 04:50 PM

@aled: I swear..when I saw my paychecks and saw how much taxes are being deducted, I was like "really, are you freaking kidding me??" Doing our taxes will give us a little back, if you download the app I mentioned in the post, it estimates how much you can receive...

@beatriz: I dont have kids and Ill still be getting some money returned..even if its less, at least its something..beggars cant be choosy.
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I'm here to help answer questions that you may have, but please remember that in no way am I a lawyer or responsible if any application is denied. I can not guarantee that your application will be processed and accepted. Take every answer we give as an advice, not as a fact or legal advice. Good luck and God Bless You.

Date of Biometrics: September 17 2012 11AM
Date of DACA Approved: October 9 2012
Date of EAD Mailed: October 10 2012
Date of EAD Received: October 12 2012

Apply for SS Card: October 16 2012 930AM
Received SS Card: October 22 2012 1130AM
Applied for TX ID and obtained receipt: October 25 2012 1PM
First day at work: November 1 2012 10AM
Obtained TX DL: March 1 2013

Approved 55 days after sending in application on August 15th and 21 days after completing bio

# latinagirl

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

thank you so much for the information!!
- Date Application Sent: September 19, 2012
- Application's Lockbox: Vermont lockbox
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Date delivered: September 24, 2012
4 months and one week!!
- Date of I-797 C (Application Approved): Pending...
- Date Biometrics (Walk in): October 16, 2012 at 3:30pm
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Date Biometrics scheduled: October 23, 2012 at 2:00pm

# itzel

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:30 PM

Youre welcome latinagirl and welcome to the forum
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I'm here to help answer questions that you may have, but please remember that in no way am I a lawyer or responsible if any application is denied. I can not guarantee that your application will be processed and accepted. Take every answer we give as an advice, not as a fact or legal advice. Good luck and God Bless You.

Date of Biometrics: September 17 2012 11AM
Date of DACA Approved: October 9 2012
Date of EAD Mailed: October 10 2012
Date of EAD Received: October 12 2012

Apply for SS Card: October 16 2012 930AM
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Applied for TX ID and obtained receipt: October 25 2012 1PM
First day at work: November 1 2012 10AM
Obtained TX DL: March 1 2013

Approved 55 days after sending in application on August 15th and 21 days after completing bio

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:04 PM

as weird as it sounds, i cant wait to do my taxes next yr. :) :)
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:37 PM

If you file single 0 on your W-4 your employer deducts more taxes out of your paycheck. Single 0 is the filing status where more taxes are withdrawn. But when you do your taxes the beginning of the next year you can file single 1 and you get more money back. That's what I do and I get a nice tax check back.

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:46 PM

How does one do taxes anyway?

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:55 PM

If you file single 0 on your W-4 your employer deducts more taxes out of your paycheck. Single 0 is the filing status where more taxes are withdrawn. But when you do your taxes the beginning of the next year you can file single 1 and you get more money back. That's what I do and I get a nice tax check back.


My boss told me I can do Single 1 as well so I don't get as much deducted from my checks. I thought that was against the law, but apparently it is something normal to do.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 12:36 AM

taxes yeah i forgot about that i hope i can do them next year with my own social and not my TIN number

Application Received: SEPTEMBER 27, 2012

Email of Application Received: 0CTOBER 2ND 2012

Application routed to CALIFORNIA SERVICE CENTER

Biometrics Appointment: OCTOBER 30TH 2012 AT 3:00 p.m.

Date of EAD Approval: June 7th received message and June 11 received approval letter

Date of EAD Received: June 13 received EAD in the mail 


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Posted 21 December 2012 - 07:33 AM

My boss told me I can do Single 1 as well so I don't get as much deducted from my checks. I thought that was against the law, but apparently it is something normal to do.


I did Single 1 this year too Rawf; otherwise, they take away so much if you put a 0. I do have expenses because I am not a dependant anymore, hopefully I don't end up paying money. :wacko:

Thanks Itzel! This was very helpful.

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Posted 21 December 2012 - 09:13 AM

My boss told me I can do Single 1 as well so I don't get as much deducted from my checks. I thought that was against the law, but apparently it is something normal to do.


It's not illegal to do that because between the time you fill out your W-4 and the end of the year your situation might change (ex. you get married, have a child, etc). The only thing that is illegal is if you file your taxes with false information inorder to get back a bigger refund. B)

I did Single 1 this year too Rawf; otherwise, they take away so much if you put a 0. I do have expenses because I am not a dependant anymore, hopefully I don't end up paying money. :wacko:

Thanks Itzel! This was very helpful.


I do single 0 because I did single 1 one year and 1 ended up paying back $100 to the state and my federal tax check was small lol Single 0 deducts more taxes but at the end I get a nice refund ;).

Even if you're not a dependant you still get a refund. Actually when you're a dependant you get less back when you file your taxes because your standard deduction is less and you are limited to any personal deductions. It's better when you are not a dependant. :D




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