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.