Q: Should I get a tax refund as an international student?
I started working this year and filed my taxes for last year. I got a tax refund but I was not employed anywhere last year. I am a F-1 student, will this refund affect my chances of getting green card?
A: You should consult with a Certified Public Accountant to understand why you got a refund. As long as your taxes were properly completed, the mere fact that you got a refund will not affect your eligibility for permanent residency/green card. You should consult with an immigration attorney though to make sure that there are no eligibility issues whenever you are ready to apply for permanent residency. Best wishes!
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