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    Edmundo Daco Jr.

    No, you cannot work on online freelance writing as a TN visa holder in the US. Non-immigrant visas like TN visa allows you to work in the US for a specific employer which sponsored your visa or was indicated to be the employer in your visa application. You cannot engage in any type of employment except for the company that sponsored your visa. You cannot do any type of work aside from your TN visa job, whether online or in a physical office. It doesn't matter as well if the entity is outside the US and the payment is not made through a US financial institution. As long as the job is performed inside the US, then it is illegal.

    Aside from the violation it will pose to your visa status, having an online freelance writing job will also result to tax fraud, especially if you are deemed as a US tax resident. All income earned while inside the US must be declared for tax purposes. The only way that you can do another job is by not declaring it, but doing so will endanger you privilege to work in the US and all the investments you made just to get here.

    Note: This is not a legal advice.

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