Taxes

Refund as much of your taxes as possible.

$47.00 * + 7%

* Additional charges for cashing checks and bank transfers apply.

Refund your taxes

While working in the States you are liable for tax deductions. But don’t worry! You can get a tax refund after you finish your Work and Travel program!

As exchange visitors and J-1 visa holders the taxes deducted from your paychecks  should only be Federal and State. In case you have paid other taxes too, please visit: http://www.ciee.org/wat/work/income-taxes.aspx

 

Types of taxes

Federal Tax

The federal tax rate is the same for all US states. The rate is assessed annually by the Congress according to the common tax policy of the country. This tax is obligatory for every juridical and physical person working in the USA. Internal Revenue Services (IRS) is in charge of all proceedings related to the federal tax. All taxes and refunds come from the federal budget.

Social Security & Medicare Tax

All the revenues from these two type of taxes go to the federal budget and their rate is the same for all the states. Paying them is obligatory besides for foreign exchange students. They are also known as FICA.

State Tax

This tax rate differs for every state. In most cases the state tax rate is lower than the federal one. There are some states that this type of tax does not apply (Alaska, Florida, Nevada, Texas, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming, New Hampshire, and Tennessee). The rate is defined by the legislative authorities of each state. The state income tax is obligatory for everybody regardless the US sojourn status.

Local Tax

The rate of this tax depends on the local authorities. These taxes cannot be refunded (except for New York City).

Refunding your taxes can be very easy. Our friends and colleagues from Verde Tax are able to submit your tax refund declaration based on the slip of your last paycheck. So our advice to you is to keep your last paycheck or a copy of it in order to apply for a tax refund earlier and to use our special offer for second timers -the Tax Advantage option.

The necessary documents are: a copy of your social security card, a copy of your visa and in some cases a copy of your DS2019.

In case you are receiving your salary as a direct deposit to your personal bank account you will need a bank statement for the last payment period made from your employer. It is very important to know the starting and ending date of your employment for each employer, their phone number and address.  You need to know that each employer is obligated to issue a W2 form for all employees. This form shows all of your income and the sum of the taxes paid for the employment period. Please note that W2 are only issued after the end of the fiscal year! Do not forget to double check the contact information given to the HR office because according to that information your W2 form will be send to the provided address. Many of the employers send the W2 form online too, so please discuss this option before your last working day. You will receive your W2 form no earlier than January 2019.

How much they will return to me?

Return your taxes easy and secure, the maximum amount with our partners from VerdeTax.

It is not necessary to make prepayment – when the process is finalized VerdeTax will take the necessary amount and the refund will be transferred in to your bank account.

What should I do?

  1. Fill out the form at our Integral office
  2. Bring us:
  • Copy of your Social Security Card
  • Copy of your international passport and VISA – if you had traveled with Integral, probably we already have them
  • W-2 form or last check from every employer you had worked in the summer

Cashing your checks

  • You received your last pay check after arriving in Bulgaria?
  • You are waiting for your house check deposit by the post?
  • You have made a bonus and your employer give you the check in the last minute?

Come to Integral and we will help you! Just bring your original check and fill out the form! It will cost you only $19, and you do not pay anything in advance – the amount is deducted from the total amount of the check, and the remainder is transferred to your bank account within 40 days.

Tax Advantage – go to USA with the money from your taxes

What do you win?

  • You use the money you do not have yet
  • You do not deal with withdrawing money from your account and having to bring it to us
  • You do not loose time going back and forth to our office

How does this work?

  • Enrolled at our Integral office
  • Bring copy of SS Card and last check or W-2 form
  • If your taxes are not enough to cover the program fee, we'll tell you exactly how much you need to pay
  • If your taxes exceed the program fee, we'll transfer your balance to a bank or use it to pay for other costs

Types of documents

What is Social Security Card

The Social Security Card is an official document that shows your SSN. The Social Security Number (SSN) is issued by the US authorities and serves for identification in all US institutions, including the tax authorities.

What is W-2 form?

W-2 is an official document you must obtain from each of your employers at the end of the tax year. This form displays all your earnings with your employer and the amount of any taxes you have deducted. You must get your W-2 form no later than the end of January of the next tax year.

What is last check/pay slip?

A payment slip is a weekly or monthly document you receive with your weekly or monthly check. If you do not have a W-2 form, you can apply for your taxes with the last paycheck that shows all your earnings and taxes deducted for the business period.

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