International students, scholars, and their dependents (regardless of age) are required to file taxes if they were in the U.S. during the previous calendar year to fulfill visa obligations. Federal and State returns must be filed on or before April 15.
Tax filing can be very complicated; students are encouraged to contact a professional tax accountant for help preparing their tax documents.
Sprintax Non-Resident Tax Preparation
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)
Internal Revenue Service (IRS): Contact online, by phone, or in person
State of Utah: Contact online, by phone, or in person
Private firms or individuals
Tax filing will require students to complete four steps:
An ITIN is to provide identification for tax filing purposes only. It is not a form of identification for any office outside of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). It is only an option for students who cannot receive an SSN. Students who have an SSN are not eligible for an ITIN. For an international student, an ITIN is most needed for the spouse and/or children of a student filing taxes who has received an SSN.
To apply for an ITIN, students will need to do the following:
For more information, instruction, and examples of the ITIN and W-7, visit the IRS’s webpage: http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/p1915.pdf