US Tax-Required Reporting to Authorities

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All international students and scholars are required to report to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) each year – even if they did not work during the prior year. You will not necessarily need to pay taxes, but reporting to US tax authorities is a legal requirement. Although the Office of Global Services does not advise on tax issues, its website includes very helpful information at the link below as a starting point.


Preparing tax returns can be quite time consuming, so we recommend that you review tax information now to prepare to file the necessary forms.