Can H1B holder do personal business aside his full time job?

Asked about 1 year ago - San Diego, CA

Can he receive income from the personal business. and file personal income tax return regarding the income and cost related? if he has two other business partners who also hold H1B visa, how can they file personal income tax returns regarding this business without set up any LLC or C company?

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  1. Carl Michael Shusterman

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    Answered . The Federal Courts are divided about this. Fortunately, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals which has jurisdiction over California says "yes".

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  2. Alexander Joseph Segal

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    Answered . Only if contemporaneous employment is approved. At the same time, you can have dividends.

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  3. J Charles Ferrari

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    Answered . No. An H-1B can only work, whether paid or unpaid, for the H-1B employer.

    J Charles Ferrari Eng & Nishimura 213.622.2255 The statement above is general in nature and does not... more

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