FICA & Medicare

h1qn

Registered Users (C)
#1
Hi
I got my status changed from F1 to H1 on Apr1, 2002. Prior to this my employer didnt withhold Fica/Medicare since I was on F1. I havent seen any withholdings in this regard after Apr1 either.
Can someone tell me if they are supposed to withhold it once my I797 is approved or after I get the H1 Visa on the passport.
Thanks
 

whiz-kid

Registered Users (C)
#2
If status is H1 employer has to deduct

Verify with your HR and Accounting Dept and see if they have your updated W4 and I-9 on file. Sometimes deductions take time depending on payroll cycles.
 

andy garcia

Registered Users (C)
#3
Notify HR you are on H1 status

You have to notify HR department in your company about your new status. They should start deducting FICA taxes after that.
 
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