What Tax Resources are Available for Nonresident Aliens?
ISSS has purchased GLACIER Tax Prep to help students and scholars – who are nonresident aliens for tax purposes – file taxes. We also offer VITA volunteer tax advising on Monday and Thursday evenings for nonresident aliens who need assistance with GLACIER Tax Prep tax filing.
Who Has to File Taxes?
Any nonresident alien for tax purposes who had U.S.-source income, wages, scholarship, treaty benefits, or capital gains on the sale of stock, etc. must file taxes. If these situations do not apply to you, you will still be required to file form 8843.GLACIER Tax Prep will help you file all required documents, including form 8843.
Who is a Nonresident Alien for Tax Purposes?
As a rule of thumb, students who have been in the U.S. for five years or less and scholars who have been in the U.S. for two years or less are nonresidents for tax purposes. If you are uncertain of your residency status for tax purposes, you can use GLACIER Tax Prep to determine your status.
Want More Information About Taxes?
ISSS has more information for resident and nonresident aliens regarding taxes on the ISSS website. Our AskUs application also has many frequently asked tax questions.
Does ISSS have any resources for filing State Taxes like when we work outside Texas for internships?
Genevieve Countryman says
Thanks for your inquiry. The tax software we purchase and advising we offer is for nonresident aliens’ federal taxes. We do have this helpful link on the website though:http://www.taxadmin.org/fta/link/default.php