I have been working for Gengo for almost 2 years now and next year i will be spending 6 months in the US for an internship. Now that i am proceeding with all the paperwork for my visa, i'm wondering if as a non-resident alien working for an american company i was supposed to declare my incomes with Gengo to the IRS or does it only involves the french tax system and me ? In other terms, will i be in trouble when i arrive there and when i will fill my tax-payer status as an intern because i did not declare my previous incomes?
Thank you for your help
Congrats on your internship! I hope you'll have a fulfilling and exciting experience in the US.
I believe that the best way to get 100% accurate information on an issue like this would be to contact your local IRS office directly once you are in the US. Another idea would be to contact the company that you will be interning with in advance, explain the situation, and ask them for guidance.
Hopefully some of your fellow translators can offer some helpful insight, but please bear in mind that, ultimately, contacting the relevant authorities is the most reliable option :)
Funny, I always thought Gengo was a Japanese company.
As far as I know, you pay tax only in the country where you are a "legal resident" and where you are registered as a translator (which seems to be France in your case, according to your post). However, I think it might also depend on the type of visa you are going to enter the US with. So, the best thing to do would be to contact the IRS.
All the best!
@kvstegemann - We are headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, and San Mateo, California, US. ;)
Depending on the rewards involved, consider not requesting a payout during your internship. Thus you won't have income from Gengo during that time so there is no need to mention your Gengo work to the IRS.