The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently conducted a training session on tax information for H-2A Agricultural Workers and Employers. The purpose of this training was to provide information on whether employers must withhold taxes from the wages of H-2A employees and when or how H-2A employees would need to file a tax return for wages earned while in the U.S.
Part of the information presented included the link to a new webpage on Foreign Agricultural Workers on H-2A Visas. As tax information can be very confusing, it is best to refer directly to the page, IRS publications, or a tax service. The page provides links to the various publications which may apply to individual situations.
IRS Publication 5144 provides basic information for both employers and employees in a question and answer format. IRS Publication 5144S Spanish provides the same information in Spanish. A PDF version of both publications is available on this website.
Additional information may be obtained by phoning the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. International calls should be made to 1-267-941-1000.