Please see below for answers to frequently asked questions regarding filing taxes as an international student. Please note, ISSO advisors are not tax professionals and are unable to help you prepare your tax returns or provide you with tax advice.
Do international students need to file taxes? Why?
When should I file taxes?
I do not have an on-campus job and have not made any type of U.S. income this year. Do I still need to file taxes?
Should I file taxes as a resident or nonresident alien?
Do I have to file both a federal tax return and a state tax return?
Where can I find my tax forms (W-2, 1042-S, 1099)?
How do I know if my country has a tax treaty with the US?
Do I need a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to file taxes?
I have questions about how to use the Sprintax software to file my tax returns. Who should I ask?
I filed my taxes with Sprintax, and it says I owe money to the IRS. Why? Who can help me review it?
When will I get my tax refund?
Can I still file my taxes after the deadline?
I have specific questions about my personal tax situation. Who can I ask?