Income Tax Filing Information
If you worked or received taxable payments during the 2015 reporting year, you are required to complete and file:
- Federal Form 8843
- Form 1040-NR or 1040-NR-EZ
- Form 540-NR or 540-NR-EZ for California taxes
If you did not work or receive taxable payments during the 2015 reporting year, you are still required to complete and file Federal Form 8843.
Forms can be downloaded from the following sources:
- Federal Income Tax Forms 8843 and 1040-NR or 1040-NR-EZ
(Refer to page 15 for 1040-NR or 1040-NR-EZ; page 69 for Form 8843.)
- California State Income Tax Form 540-NR or 540-NR-EZ
The ISSS Office cannot provide advice on income tax filing. We suggest that you seek professional assistance from a tax specialist, or seek paid tax assistance from an online Non-Resident tax prep company, such as Sprintax or NR Tax Return.
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. You can learn more about this on the IRS website. If you plan to see a volunteer tax help provider, you must call in advance to see if you qualify for free tax help, and to see if the volunteers can assist you with questions regarding non-resident taxes.
The Deadline to file 2015 Income Taxes is April 15, 2015.