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I am a citizen of India and working in state of California since December 07 ( as student OPT)
I was a non resident Alien ( F1 Visa ) uptil October 08, then got my H1 Visa valid from Oct 08.
1) Do I file my taxes for 2008 as a resident alien or non resident alien?
2) My employer deducted Social Security & Medicare from my pay for period after October 2008.Do I file for Social Security & Medicare refund for that?
I got married in November 2008 & my wife got here in March 2009.
1) Do I file taxes for 2008 as married or single?
2) Do I claim standard deductions as per the tax treaty with INdia or file itemized deductions?