The documents required for a tax refund are:

    • Copy of Social Security Number
    • Copy of First Page of Passport
    • Copy of W-2 Form or the last pay slip
    • Filled Easy Tax Store USA Tax Application (PDF)
    • IRS Form 2848
    • Customer Agreement

Download the documentation and instructions here.

W-2 form is an official IRS document which contains information about your earnings and paid taxes. The employer issues the W-2 form at the end of the fiscal year (December 31) in three copies. One copy goes to the employee, one goes to the IRS, and one stays in the employer’s archive. Employers are bound by law to postmark and send W-2 forms by January 31 of the following year.

Yes, you do. You are legally obliged to claim all your earnings during a fiscal year.

There are two ways of getting your taxes back:

  1. By check sent to your home address
  2. By direct deposit to your USA bank account
It takes 8 to 16 weeks to get the federal tax, while the refund of the state tax depends on the specific state you worked in, and it takes 8 to 16 weeks to get it back.
Yes, it is. If you had a J, F, or M type of visa and you spent no more than 183 days on the USA territory, you are entitled to Social Security and Medicare tax refund.
Yes. Tax refund depends on the amount of earnings, as well as the expenses you had in the USA. The deadline for tax payment is May 17.
If you are entitled to a tax refund, the deadline for claiming it is 3 years. At the moment, you can apply for a tax refund for years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020. The deadline for the 2017 tax refund is May 17, 2021.