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Significant revisions are coming to H-1B – Spouses will no longer be included


The Trump Administration is looking into revoking the automatic ability of spouses of H-1B workers to automatically be qualified to work. According to a CNN article:

“Since 2015, the spouses of H-1B, or high-skilled, visa holders waiting for green cards have been eligible to work in the U.S. on H-4 dependent visas, under a rule introduced by President Obama’s administration. The tech sector is a major employer of H-1B visa holders, a category of visas for highly skilled jobs.”

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Computer Consulting Services in Pennsylvania will be subject to Sales Tax under Governor Wolf’s Tax increase proposal.

One of the hidden gems in Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s proposed budges is a sweeping increase in the goods and services that will be subject to the Pennsylvania Sales tax.

One in particular is the inclusion of Consulting Services in the plan. This will have a twofold effect on people. Continue reading

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