Yearly Tax Filing
All international students and scholars in the U.S.
must file a tax form even if they were not employed. Filing federal income
tax forms with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the personal
responsibility of each international student and scholar.
Taxes are due by April 15 every year for the previous
calendar year. (Example: taxes are due on April 15, 2018 for income earned
January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017).
Earnings from student employment, including income from
assistantships, internships, and on-campus employment, may be subject to
federal and state income taxes. Employers are obligated to provide a statement
of earnings to employees called a W-4. These are typically distributed in
January each year for the previous calendar year.
OIS will provide more detailed tax information and resources
to current international students by GSU email in late January every year.
However, the staff from OIS are neither
qualified nor permitted to give individual tax advice.