Tax resident status is NOT the same as immigration status.
Some statuses allow you to be exempt from being taxed as a resident alien. The Green Card and the substantial presence test will help determine your tax residency status.
It is important to note that there are general tax rules regarding this area of U.S. taxation, and of course, there are many exceptions. In fact, for foreign nationals entering the United States, there could be a few dozen ways to possibly file the U.S. Federal tax return depending on the specific facts and circumstances of the transferee. For this reason, it is highly recommended to obtain assistance from a tax preparation service provider that is well-versed in this area of individual taxation to take advantage of any tax planning available. Contact our tax team today for assistance in your tax return preparation.