Tax season has ended, but there are still resources on the ISSS website to help you if you did not file your 2012 taxes on time. It is important to file taxes, regardless of whether they are filed late, to show compliance with US tax laws. As a reminder, 2012 tax returns were due on April 15, 2013 and the nonresident alien for tax purposes Form 8843 was due on June 17, 2013.
If you are in the United States and are a nonresident alien for tax purposes, you should submit a Form 8843, even if you did not earn any income in the 2012 tax year. You can find an example of how to fill out this form on the ISSS website.
If you earned US-sourced income in 2012 and received a Form 1042-S or Form W-2, you should have filed 2012 taxes by April 15, 2013. You can still use GLACIER Tax Prep to file your 2012 taxes late and submit them regularly by following the GLACIER Tax Prep instructions.
Please note that if you do not have any tax liability, you will not be assessed a penalty for filing your taxes late and will receive your full refund up to three years after your taxes were due. If you owe taxes for the 2012 tax season and did not file by April 15, 2013, you may be assessed a penalty by the IRS and should receive correspondence from them directly.
If you did not file your 2011 or prior year tax returns, you cannot use GLACIER Tax Prep to file your taxes. You can make an amended tax appointment with the Tax Advisor during tax season to file prior year returns by hand.
Amit Agarwal says
I am on f1 visa since 2012. However I mistakenly filed 1040 for 2012, 2013 and 2014. Now I got to know that I can claim exemption from SPT and can file 1040NR by attaching 8843. Please suggest can I revise my returns for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Also, as I am from India, I understand I can claim standard deduction as per the tax treaty between bot the counties. Please suggest can I claim the same for 2012, 2013 and 2014.
Thanks in advance.