The tax filing deadline is Wednesday, April 15, 2015.
All tax filers with U.S. source income will need either a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN) to file a tax return. If you don't have a SSN/ITIN you must get one now. Click here to see if you are eligible for an SSN. If not, contact OISS about applying for an ITIN.
ONESOURCE™ FNTR will populate the appropriate federal income tax forms for you. This software does not submit your tax filing electronically. You must print, sign and date the forms, attach the appropriate copies of your income statements and follow the instructions given to mail them to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). If you owe money, make your check payable to: United States Treasury.
Remember to keep copies of what you file each year (in case your return gets reviewed and there is a problem or if the IRS audits you in the future). You can save the PDFs to your computer or print an extra copy - do not rely on FNTR to store copies of your tax returns, as you may not be able to access them in the future.
This information is intended only for international students and scholars who are nonresident alien taxpayers with income sources and level typical of students and scholars at Yale University. Although the information contained in this site has been reviewed carefully and should be adequate to assist most international students and scholars, it is not a substitute for advice obtained from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a qualified tax accountant. If your visa status has changed in the past year, or you believe you have a complicated tax issue, please consult the IRS or a qualified tax accountant.
In addition, while the tax preparation software, Thomson Reuters ONESOURCE™ FNTR, is being provided to help you with your tax filing obligations, you are individually responsible for verifying that the correct information has been entered into the tax preparation software and included on all forms and/or other documents printed or derived from the tax preparation software, and ultimately responsible for any errors or omissions.
Don't worry! If you use FNTR it's unlikely you'll make a mistake. Your only obligation is to file on time. Should you make a mistake, the IRS will notify you.
A mistake in your filing will not impact your immigration status in any way. Do your best, keep copies, and submit on time!
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Some countries have tax treaties with the U.S. that can sometimes reduce or eliminate federal income taxes for you.