If you are a non-resident, then which ITR is required to be filled out if you have an interest income?
For Ay 2018–19, non resident cannot use ITR1.Hence, non resident with only interest income has to use ITR2.
What is the most annoying part of filling out job application forms?
I have been searching for full-time jobs for the past month. That’s thirty-plus days of dealing with applications in a city that doesn’t offer much for someone with my skill set. Here’s what drives me nuts:When I have to attach a résumé only to then manually fill out all of the information about my education and past work. Why? I typed it all out and formatted it for you already, plus my version is nicely designed.When one application takes half an hour to fill out. This is incredibly inefficient when you’re doing multiple applications. The longer it takes me to fill out a form, the more I boost my salary requirements.When the same application asks you the same questions over and over again on different sub-forms. You already have my sex, race, and veteran status. Why ask in five different spots?When the form says you’ll hear back in five to seven business days. That’s a full week. I need a job as soon as possible! Don’t you want to hire people? Isn’t that why we’re doing this?When an application tells you it wants a recent college graduate with five years of experience in management, a business degree with a liberal arts minor, two years of medical residency, ten years of pest control receptionist experience, and proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite plus juggling skills. Who is this job even for? How in the world do you expect to find someone who meets all of these requirements? Why would someone devote their life to getting experience in menial, underpaid work just to one day be your dream candidate?I didn’t make up the pest control thing, by the way. This pest control place wouldn’t even hire someone as a receptionist unless that person had been working for a different pest control place previously. NO exceptions. Sorry to burst your bubble, but people don’t dedicate their lives to getting enough experience in pest control reception to come meet your requirements and make $12 an hour. Dream on.
How difficult will it be for immigrants to officially become citizens under the Trump Administration?
There is a procedure for becoming a U.S. citizen. Trump can ask Congress to change it, but he can’t suspend it.Steps to Become an American Citizen - AllLaw.comOf the steps, there’s no ambiguity about a green card: you either have one or you don’t. Nor is there any ambiguity about getting fingerprinted: you either do it or you don’t—but until you do, you’re stuck in limbo.Since I remembered reading that a would-be citizen has to live in the United States for x number of years, I asked our Japanese-born daughter-in-law about the residency requirement. She has to travel out of the United States on business several times a year, and she and our son vacation in Japan. As part of her naturalization process, she had to fill out a form stating why she had traveled out of the country, and had to submit her passport for inspection to verify her statements.The “good moral character” requirement strikes me as a possible sticky wicket, since it appears that under Trump a non-citizen, especially a Muslim, will be treated like a potential terrorist until proven otherwise. Proving a negative is always hard.Trump may end up driving many people to apply for residency and eventual citizenship in Canada. After all, it has universal health care, the metric system, and a prime minister who’s not a narcissistic sociopath.
How does one join a new Catholic parish?
You can go to any Catholic Church anywhere! Just walk in the door. There are 3 in my area. One I don't like because it's too modern, can't relate to the priests' homilies. The next one I love with it's stain glass windows, lighting candles section, just is comfortable....the priests are awesome and everybody volunteers for something. I did Habitat for Humanity and packed boxes for Christmas and delivered them to folks who were in need. The other church is way downtown, and is the original Mission church built way back when churches were being established. I go sometimes. Small church, original benches, old statues. beautiful and historic.Find the one you like, feel comfortable going to....and just GO!
There is no possible way I can afford college with how poor my family is, but I want to go to MIT. So what can I do?
MIT along with several other elite Private US universities will provide Up To Full financial aid for you to attend college and earn a bachelors degree.However, you and All of your parents will be required to fill out a daunting amount of forms which must be verified by an independent agency in your country (IRS for the USA). If you are an US citizen or permanent resident, then you and your parents will fill out the FAFSA forms and the PROFILE forms. Otherwise you will fill out the PROFILE forms.FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student AidApply for College Financial AidCost & Aid Basics | MIT AdmissionsApply, if you are admitted and MIT believes that you need financial aid (up to the full amount) you will be provided with that aid. However, you and your parents will fill out those forms each and every year for which you are an undergraduate at MIT.All the best.
At MIT, do you have to apply for financial aid even if you don't know if you were accepted?
To apply for financial aid, an US citizen or permanent resident will fill out the FAFSA forms and may be requested to fill out the PROFILE forms.If you are applying to MIT, it also is likely that you are applying to another private college that also requires the PROFILE forms in addition to the FAFSA forms.Therefore, after you submit your applications (typically by January 1st for Regular Decision), you will start the FAFSA in January, and then use the same data that you used for the FAFSA to fill out the PROFILE forms (with additional data). Those will be submitted in February for most colleges (when you are applying as a freshman). Therefore, when the college notifies you of your acceptance they also can tell you how much financial aid you have been granted.Just like the SAT or the ACT, you will specify which colleges to receive your financial aid request data when you fill out the FAFSA and PROFILE forms.So, YES. If you are interested in any financial aid from any college to which you applied (to be a freshman), you will need to fill out the FAFSA forms and possibly the PROFILE forms, and you may as well submit them to each college to which you applied.Easy.
Why do you agree with David Hogg who says, "If you’re afraid of a background check you shouldn’t be able to buy a gun”?
This pretty well sums up my opinion of David Hogg. He has been coached, coddled and cosseted by Michael Bloomberg and has capitalized on his celebrity as the survivor of a tragedy that was allowed to happen through ineptitude and failures of the Broward County school board, the administration of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the sheer incompetence and cowardice of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office and a failure to properly route information by the FBI.Sheriff Scott Israel was removed from office by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis in part because of the failure to properly respond to the incident.But David Hogg and his coterie of schoolmates gave a free pass to the sheriff’s office, Deputy Scot Petersen and everybody else in order to focus blame a Smith & Wesson rifle and a small business that had done nothing wrong at all. The business, Sunrise Tactical, was forced to close its doors after the shooting.It is highly ironic that a person supposedly damaged for life because of the actions of a person who passed a background check is such a strong proponent of them. The shooter was able to pass the background check in spite of the fact he had a long history of interactions with law enforcement due to his violent behavior. He had no criminal background, no record because he was never prosecuted for his offenses. That’s because of the policies of the Broward County school district and the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.This is not NRA propaganda. These were among the findings of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Commission created by the state of Florida in response to the incident. The commission released its preliminary report in January of this year.On to my opinion of polls and the people that participate in them.Last week, NPR (National Public Radio) and the PBS Newshour conducted a Marist poll of 880 adults. The poll was conducted from February 5th through 11th.The poll showed that 82% of adults believed that background checks would make a difference. Just 15% said they would make no difference. 68% of self-identified gun owners were in favor of background checks but 30% said they would make no difference. The poll also found that 60% of respondents favored a ban on “assault weapons” and 64% favored creation of a national gun registry. 65% also believed a ban on high-capacity magazines would make a difference.The last question in the survey was, “From what you have read or heard, do you think, compared to 25 years ago, the per capita gun murder rate in the U.S. is higher, lower, or about the same?”In an odd coincidence, 82% of those surveyed believed that the gun murder rate had remained the same (23%) and the majority (59%) believing it was higher. Only 12% believed the rate had gone down.The latest data we have is from 2017. the 25-year period that includes both beginning and ending years starts in 1993. According to data complied by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the gun murder rate fell by more than 36% from 1993 to 2017.So 82% of respondents had no idea what they were talking about. That’s not surprising, they have been fed a stream of distortions and lies by politicians and media and by celebrities who don’t know what they’re talking about, either.Political party didn’t seem to matter except in the percentage of ill-informed people. Only 8% of Democrats and 9% of Republicans were aware of the truth. I am almost embarrassed to say that gun owners did no better than the average of the respondents.David Hogg’s comment is interesting. I am not afraid of a background check, I have gone through far more of them than he has, especially considering that he can’t even legally purchase a gun since Florida raised the minimum age to 21.But the background check law currently being rammed through the House isn’t about buying a gun. It’s about transferring a firearm, which is a whole different ball of wax.The federal government considers anything that shifts the physical possession of a firearm from one person to another, even temporarily, to be a transfer. If I hand my wife a gun for her to look at, that’s a transfer. When she hands it back, that’s another transfer.The bill currently being marked up does exempt me and my wife handing guns back and forth. I can even give her a gun to keep. I can do the same for my children.I can also let a friend use one of my guns at a shooting range or while hunting. But, if I let him keep the gun after the trip to clean it as a favor to me, that’s a felony, even though he is going to return it the next day.As a sop to the NRA and gun rights advocates, the bill specifically prohibits national gun registration. In the first place, that’s stupid. Establishment of a federal registry of guns or gun owners has been illegal since 1986. So this bill does what? Makes something that’s already illegal “illegaler?” In the second place, it makes the law impossible to enforce.If the government doesn’t know who owns what guns, how is it going to monitor the transfers of those guns? How is it going to make a case for prosecution? Why wouldn’t a police chief or county sheriff figure that they have better uses for their resources than chasing down cases they can’t prove. Are we going to have sting operations to catch Mr. Jones selling his old hunting rifle to his next-door neighbor? What if Mr. Jones and his neighbor said that it was actually sold before the law went into effect?Noted gun control advocate Garen Wintemute did a study of three states that enacted universal background check laws, Colorado, Delaware and Washington state. Only Delaware had a significant increase in the volume of background check inquiries. The volumes in Colorado and Washington remained essentially flat. The homicide rates in all three states rose in the years after the laws went into effect. Wintemute concluded that the laws were ineffective because people ignored them and, in some cases, county sheriffs weren’t enforcing them.Moreover, results from other states with universal background checks are mixed. Illinois and Maryland, both of which require checks on every sale outside of immediate family, consistently report some of the highest homicide rates in the nation. Washington, D.C. is at the top or near the top every year.The thing is that I am not afraid of a background check: I am concerned about what will happen when they continue to prove to be worthless.
Why haven't dreamers in the US who were protected by the now rescinded DACA applied for citizenship in order to not be deported?
To apply for citizenship you first have to apply for and get a green card and then wait 3–5 years. The Dreamers, unfortunately, not only do not have citizenship—they do not even have green cards. And—contrary to what a lot of people seem to think—there is no mechanism for getting a green card just on the basis of having been in the US for a certain amount of time or waiting a certain amount of time, whether legally or illegally. I myself lived in the US legally for 18 years before getting my green card.A lot of the time both proponents and opponents of immigration, both legal and otherwise, seem to talk in terms of “going to the back of the line” or “joining the line”. That misses the point. Most of the time there isn’t an available line to join, and that is definitely the situation of the Dreamers.Unfortunately DACA doesn’t change the illegal status of the Dreamers. It merely postpones deportation and allows temporary work during that postponement.At this point it becomes a highly charged political issue even more so than it already was. The best case scenario for the Dreamers is that Congress will act favorably on their status, converting it to a legal status with a path to a green card and eventual citizenship. Due to the fact that most Dreamers are in a politically sympathetic situation—they may be here illegally but the original illegal act was through no fault of their own—and 2018 is a midterm election year, there is a chance that Congress will act. Their current deferred status will expire right in the middle of an election campaign and Congress may fear the consequences of not acting. The worst case scenario is that their status will expire and they will be back where they started with no work permission.
How is financial aid calculated?
The college adjudicates the financial determination for the college’s money and acts as an agent for the Federal money.Every US citizen, permanent resident and legal refugee will fill out the FAFSA forms (FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order to qualify for any Federal aid, and any US college that awards aid wants to take advantage of the Federal aid first.Many of the private colleges will ask the applicant to fill out the PROFILE (Apply for College Financial Aid) forms (that cost money to fill out) and use the extra information that is gathered to determine the college’s expectation of the Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Those forms require the student to fill out some of the information and All of the parents to fill our information. Without complete forms, there is No financial aid…. None …. Zero…. no matter how poor you are. Therefore, it is Essential that your parents fill out those forms. You MUST have your parents fill out the forms, unless you are 24 years old or older, a member of the US military or honorably discharged, or legally married. However, if you are married, then your spouse must fill out the forms with you.The total cost (TC) of the college is the tuition, mandatory fees, room, board, books and supplies and some miscellaneous expenses.Your need for financial aid is TC - EFC. You can Not negotiate on the EFC. It is what the college perceives it to be. Therefore, be very careful and honest in filling out the FAFSA and PROFILE forms. If you are considered an US applicant then you must (generally) submit your latest Federal Tax forms (for your parents and for you) to the college. If you or your parents own a “small business”, be prepared to be GRILLED for extra information as almost every college believes families Hide money in a small business. I have known families that had to produce evidence that the family was not Hiding money in younger siblings bank accounts or investment accounts. Be prepared for a Lot of forms.If you are an international applicant, then you may Not fill out the FAFSA forms. And the PROFILE or other forms that you and all your parents fill-out must be verified by an independent agency in your country that is trusted by the college. Small business owners could be haunted even more if international.Once the level of financial aid is determined, the US applicants are Expected to take a Federal Pell Grant. And even if the college says otherwise, they will structure your “aid” to almost force an US applicant to take a Federal Direct Loan (they have their ways….)All colleges expect the student to Earn money each Summer (including the Summer before you start college). Period. Many colleges also expect the student to earn some money during the academic year (one way to “force the US student” to take a Federal Direct loan).If you get financial aid from a college, then Expect to graduate with some amount of student loans. That is because you must apply for financial aid Each year, and “surprise, surprise”, I have seen Increase the EFC for rising juniors and seniors…….. (therefore reducing the amount of college money provided to you as a grant).Given that a Private US college can cost as much as $300,000 for four years, most students need to apply for financial aid.Some colleges will award some Merit Scholarship money to excellent students, however the elite Private US colleges (for the most part) do Not award any merit scholarships.Athletic scholarships are a whole different story.Enjoy the process.All the best.