Read this page for more information about F-1 Visas & Tax information!
While in the U.S., the United States Federal Government requires ALL students to file an income tax return form with the Internal Revenue Services (IRS). As this is a requirement of IRS, International students who choose NOT to file may have a problem later if they decide to change their immigration status.
- All students must file Form 8843, even if you didn't receive any money. The deadline to file is June 15.
- If you earned money by working, tutoring, scholarships, or as a resident assistant and if you received Form W2 or Form 1042S, you must file your taxes by April 15 on Form 1040NR-EZ.
- If you have been in the U.S. for more than five years, you may be able to file as a "resident" on a Form 1040 if you meet the "substantial presence" test.
- Tax Treaties - The U.S. has tax treaties with some countries which permit taxation at a reduced rate of exempt certain income altogether. IRS Publication 901 (page 17) gives a brief summary of the provisions of each treaty. Note on the log site the countries with Treaty Benefits for Scholarship Income and Student Wages.
- Incidental Income - You may have incurred other income from sources outside the college such as U.S. bank interest, which is reportable.
On Form 8843, Part III you must enter:
|Question 9.||Saint Mary's College of California
1928 Saint Mary's Road
Moraga, CA 94556
|Question 10.||Brother Ronald Gallagher, President