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Trump Vineyard Estates hires H-2A immigrant farmworkers which allows them to avoid payroll taxes. This makers hiring immigrants cheaper than hiring Americans.
Trump Winery-Vineyard Estates bought by Donald Trump and given to his son Eric. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trump_Winery
Rather ironically, we found Trump’s use of H-2A for his vineyards, while looking to see if Pelosi used H-2A in her vineyards.
“Why Shut Down the Least Harmful of the Foreign Worker Programs While Expanding the Worst? By David North on May 8, 2019 Read this article and much more important information here: https://cis.org/North/Why-Shut-Down-Least-Harmful-Foreign-Worker-Programs-While-Expanding-Worst
“H-2A workers aren’t required to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on their wages. In addition, the employer is not required to pay these taxes on the worker either. Workers may owe U.S. federal income tax when they file income tax returns for the year. If both the worker and the employer agree to withhold federal income tax, employers can withhold. In order for the employer to withhold taxes from the worker’s compensation, the worker must complete and return Form W-4, Employee’s Withholding Allowance Certificate, to the employer. Note that some states allow employers to withhold the employee’s portion of workers compensation. Review the workers compensation laws for your state.” https://www.dol.gov/owcp/dfec/regs/compliance/wc.htm
Another visa program (at a higher level) where the employer bypasses payroll taxes is OPT:
“Am I required to pay FICA taxes (payroll taxes for Social Security and Medicare contributions)? It depends. Under current tax laws, if your STEM OPT participant is exempt from payroll taxes, you save an amount equal to 6.2 percent of the STEM OPT participant’s salary up to the taxable wage base and an additional 1.45 percent of the total salary that would have been your contribution to the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. STEM OPT participants generally are not subject to FICA taxes or Social Security and Medicare contributions until after the first five calendar years that they hold an F-1 nonimmigrant status, but many STEM OPT participants will already have accrued such physical presence and thus will be subject to FICA taxes.“https://studyinthestates.dhs.gov/stem-opt-frequently-asked-questions