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by rihanna435 rihanna435 (New Member) New Member

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Hello everyone, 

                              Just need a little bit of advice here. So I am being sponsored by a travel nursing agency and I have been working for them for the past year in California. They told me that they won't deduct my salary and won't discriminate with the salary of the resident and will pay me equally as I deserve like all other. I am very happy about that. The only cost I would need is to hire my own lawyer.  The only issues is that the lawyers told me that I have to show certain amount of salary for being sponsored. I was being payed good until they mentioned about the prevailing wage. So now I am being taxed in my stipend too which is fooding and lodging that I get as a travel nurse. Normally travel nurses dont' get taxed on stipends only the hourly pay. I was wondering shouldn't gross income is the one that would matter whether it is taxed or not. Or do I need to tax everything just to show them that everything is part of my salary? I am so so confused now since I am being taxed in everything. while my friends are saying as far as the gross income shows will all that matters for being sponsored. Please advise if anyone!!

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Silverdragon102 has 31 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Moved to the Immigration forum 

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Nurse SMS has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Generally you only get taxed on stipends if you do not have a permanent US residence.

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Thank you for your reply. I figured it out, so basically I am being taxed on my hourly and stipends both because I have to show them a certain amount of salary to be sponsored. If I am only taxed in hourly and not stipends then the prevailing wage won't be enough.  So basically being taxed in everything now. 

 

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OncologyCat has 2 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Medical Hematology/Oncology/Stem Cell Transplant.

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It’s quite odd you have to hire your own lawyer when your employer agrees to sponsor you for an employment-based green card. I’m sorry you’re being taxed so much now but think of it as an investment. Once you become a permanent resident, you’ll be taxed more (e.g. social security, medicare) so better get used to it now 😂

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