Tax Information

Income Tax Filing Information


March 4, 2015, 3:00-5:00 PM at BBC004: Income Tax Filing Workshop

ISSS is hosting an Income Tax Filing Information Workshop presented by Sprintax, a Non-Resident Tax Preparation Company: Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at 3:00 PM at BBC 004. Did you work in the U.S. in 2014?  Did you know that international students are required to file federal tax forms? Come to our workshop to learn which federal form you must complete depending on your circumstances.


If you worked or received taxable payments during the 2014 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 2014 reporting year, you are still required to complete and file Federal Form 8843.

Forms can be downloaded from the following sources:

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 2014 Income Taxes is April 15, 2015.