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Q: can i do affiliate marketing on Opt status and H1 my course subjects are related to computer science

i was doing masters that will be completed by May 2016 i am good affiliate marketer in my country so i want to do affiliate marketing for some famous sites ,some even gave me permission to do seeing my background on marketing but i am not doing anything now ,am i eligible to do that , some of them want me to fill the tax forms ,it will never be my main goal its just a side business ,my course work is computer science, can i earn some money on doing marketing do i face any legal problems in the future by earning some money in this way ,do i need to file taxes saying that i am doing marketing

1 Lawyer Answer
Shan Dimitris Potts
Shan Dimitris Potts
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Glendale, CA

A: You can do as many jobs as you want when you are on OPT, but you will have to report all those jobs and they pay taxes properly. If you get an H1 you can not work for anyone else except the employer who sponsored your H1 visa. All the best.

-Shan Potts

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