If you are receiving a US-sourced scholarship or fellowship and are not eligible for a social security number (SSN), you should make an appointment with the tax advisor to apply for an individual taxpayer identification number (ITIN). If you qualify for a tax treaty through your ITIN, we will more easily be able to give you your scholarships or fellowships and UT will stop deducting taxes from them. An ITIN is also necessary to file taxes in the spring if you are not eligible for a SSN and claim qualified dependents on your tax return. If you receive a US-sourced scholarship or fellowship, you are required to file taxes and should apply for an ITIN by April at the latest.
Information about how to apply for an ITIN can be found on our SSN & ITIN section of the ISSS website. Please bring all of the documents listed on the website to your ITIN appointment and be sure to have the forms filled out to the best of your ability. The tax advisor will review all of your application materials, provide you with a letter from the International Office and tell you where to go to have your passport verified in-person to submit with your ITIN application.