ISSS does NOT have the expertise to advise on tax matters.
We offer this page only as general guidance and as a source of other resources available to you. If you have any questions about tax related issues that are not covered below, we recommend that you contact a tax professional.
Some important points to keep in mind:
- The general tax filing deadline this year is April 18, 2016.
- ISSS will send an email in late-February with information on filing taxes in the US, as well as information on tax software for those filing as nonresident aliens. If you do not receive the tax information by the end of February, please email .
IF YOU HAVE NO INCOME:
All individuals present in the U.S. in F-1, F-2, J-1, or J-2 nonimmigrant status, regardless of age, must file Form 8843, even if they received NO income during 2015.
Form 8843 must be filed if an individual is:
These individuals are required to file Form 8843, even if otherwise not required to file a US income tax return. The Form 8843 Filing Deadline is June 15, 2016.
If you are not eligible for a Social Security number, but have recieved other income, such as from scholarships or investments, etc, you may apply for an International Tax ID Number (ITIN).
To apply for an ITIN, Non-resident aliens should present original documentation, establishing identity and status, together with a completed form W-7, in person to an ISSS advisor, who will certify the authenticity of the documentation.
Form W-7 may be found here.