Tax rate is 30%. 20K in hand, post tax. I don't think it's enough for DC. Is it?
The tax rate in the U.S. depends on your total income. If all you are earning is a graduate student stipend, it will likely be quite low--possibly zero. However, the university will withhold part of you earnings to pay possible taxes and you will have to file an income tax return at the end of the year to get the money back.
I believe this is relevant to you:
From Federal Income Tax Withholding and Reporting on Other Kinds of U.S. Source Income Paid to Nonresident Aliens | Internal Revenue ServiceU.S. source scholarships/fellowships are reportable only for amounts which are taxable. The taxable portion of a scholarship/fellowship is that portion which is not excludible from gross income as a "qualified scholarship" under IRC section 117. Withhold at 14% if the payee is in F, J, M, or Q nonimmigrant status. Withhold at 30% for payees in other nonimmigrant statuses. The student articles of some income tax treaties exempt scholarships/fellowships from U.S. income tax. (See Table 2 in IRS Publication 515 or 901.) The beneficial owner may claim the lesser tax treaty rate by filing Form W-8BEN with the withholding agent. The withholding agent will report the payment on Forms 1042 and 1042-S, even if the entire amount is exempt under a tax treaty.
Thanks for the clarification on the tax rate. It seems to me exactly how much of the financial support is considered 'taxable income' is a bit hard to determine. Might have to ask the Department for that.
How much stipend does Warwick provide for admitted students? $20k after tax in DC is a bit tough.
Based on this website, it looks like you will receive a £10,000 stipend for your MRes, then the ESRC will cover you after that: https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/histo...ate/pgfunding/
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