I just joined as an MK consultant as I planned to use the products for just myself and for my immediate family like mom, sister, etc. No selling and not joining any members under me. But now I hear that even that is not legal while on H1 due to taxes and all. I also hear another version that says its the same as taking a membership in Sams club. Is it true? Can you help me? If its ok to be a member like how i planned, how much worth of products can i buy in an year to stay within the tax limits as i am not selling it to my family.
By becoming a MK consultant you may be opening yourself for a presumption of violating your H1 visa as its scope did not cover your MK activities.
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