International Update
Tax Assistance

Tax Assistance for International Students and Scholars

All international students and scholars who were in the U.S. at any time during 2005 must file annual tax returns with the U.S. government. This filing requirement applies even to those students and scholars who received no income from U.S. sources during the calendar year 2005.

The Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) provides support to Yale’s international community by making available a tax preparation software program called CINTAX. All current international students and scholars have been sent a password to access CINTAX. Departments receiving questions from international students and scholars about their tax filing obligations can refer them to OISS. General tax information for non-resident tax filers can be found at