Who is a Nonresident Alien for Tax Purposes?
Generally, students who have been in the U.S. for five years or less as of 2013 and scholars who have been in the U.S. for two years or less as of 2013 are nonresident aliens for tax purposes. If you are uncertain of your residency status for tax purposes, you can use GLACIER Tax Prep to determine your status.
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.
What Services are Available through ISSS?
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.
Want More Information About Taxes?
ISSS has more information for resident and nonresident aliens regarding taxes on the ISSS website. You can also find answers to many frequently asked tax questions in the AskUs database.