All non-immigrants need to file taxes with the Internal Revenue Service/IRS. The OISS is not in the position to respond to tax questions. We recommend that you review U.S. Tax Guide for International Workers' Returns to inform yourself about the process.
If you are exempted from filing federal and/or state tax forms, you must still complete Form 8843. Instructions guiding you in how to complete this form appear in pages 3 and 4.
The deadline to file taxes, every year, is April 15. Below you will find important links to help you comply with this requirement.
Federal Income Tax Forms - Non-Resident Alien Tax Forms:
1040 NR-EZ: U.S. Income Tax Return for Certain Non-Resident Aliens With No Dependents
1040 NR-EZ Instructions: Download this file to view the tax table to check how much tax you have to pay.
Non-Resident Alien Tax Forms
To obtain other Rhode Island tax forms, please go to: Rhode Island Division of Taxation.
Unlike resident aliens, non-resident aliens undergraduate and graduate students who receive financial aid in the form or scholarships, fellowships, and grants must report them on IRS form 1042 or 1042S regardless of the amount. There is an exception to this rule for funds which do not originate in the U.S.
International Student Orientation
All New F-1 and J-1 International Students
Date: Friday, January 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Place: International Center
**IMPORTANT OPT INFO.**
Reporting responsibilities of F-1 International Students while on (OPT)
FALL 2014 OPT workshop schedule: Available