I have a general question for the people who were on F1 & their status got changed to H1B. My status got changed in early November in 2006 to H1B from F1. So, now will I be considered as a resident alien or non resident alien? I was going to file taxes based on that because IRS has 1040NR/NR-EZ & 1040/EZ forms depending upon resident alien or non resident alien status. I read about substantial presense test & exempt individuals. F & J students are considered as Non resident alien throughout(as I understood). But, H1B makes it a dual intent status & IRS says if we have stayed for atleast 183 days in United States including current year, then we can be considered as resident aliens. But, it is a confusing statement because they include current year too which means it would depend upon how much we delay & add up the months to make it 183+ days.
Any views or advice on that?
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