Income Tax Filing Requirement
January 1 through April 15 is “Tax Season” in the United States. During this period, U.S. citizens, permanent residents and many non-immigrants must file income tax returns and other tax forms. The ISSS Office provide guidance and information on this process, but cannot provide tax advice or assistance in the completion of the forms. For this purpose, we offer TAX WORKSHOPS and this page with information. Please attend one of the workshops and read this page to make sure you have the most accurate information.
By law, every individual in F-1, F-2, J-1 and J-2 status must file certain tax forms, even if they have not worked in the U.S. All international students, scholars and their dependents (F-1, F-2, J-1 and J-2 who have been in the United States the previous calendar year) who are non-residents for tax purposes MUST file tax Form 8843 regardless of whether they worked or not.
For more information, visit the Foreign Student/Foreign Scholar Filing Requirements for U.S. Federal Income Tax Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ page.
Filing US Taxes the simple way for international students.
A useful video with information on Filing a US Tax Return as an International Student