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What if I am a US nonresident living, studying, and/or working in the US?
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References: “Article 21” at https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-trty/india.pdf
: Section “Instructions for Form 1040NR - Introductory Material” at https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i1040nr : https://www.irs.gov/instructions/i1040nr#idm140249108109472
We know that “US-India Treaty (Article 21) allows F-1 students from India to claim standard deduction on 1040-NR” and “Turbotax generated Form 1040 which has to filed only by a resident (not F-1 students) allows one to take a standard deduction”.
Is there still any advantage (getting more refund etc.) that filers are taking by using TurboTax instead of simply claiming treaty exemption on a 1040NR?