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Taxes for Immigrants: The Truth Behind the Myths

Updated: Jan 26

by Sarah York on Keeper


Three million baby boomers retired in 2020, with even more expected over the next decade. Their departure leaves a huge labor gap. Luckily — much like in the 19th and 20th centuries — it seems that immigrants are stepping in.

As the fastest growing segment of the American workforce, immigrants are projected to drive growth through 2034. But wherever there are jobs, there are taxes.

If you’re an immigrant working in the United States, this article is for you. I’m going to explain how your immigration status affects your taxes and where to find help.


  • Do you have to pay taxes in the US?

  • What unique tax challenges do immigrant workers face?

  • How does your immigration status affect your taxes?

  • Important resources for immigrant taxpayers


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