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Federal Tax Filing

Federal Income Tax Filing as a Nonresident

The filing deadline for the 2013 tax year is Tuesday, April 15, 2014.

Apply for a SSN/ITIN

  • If you received no U.S.-based income in 2013, you may file your taxes without a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). Proceed to the next section.

  • If you are an F-1 student with an on-campus job, you should apply for a SSN immediately. Stop by ISO to pick up an application and instructions.

  • If you are an F-1 student receiving a scholarship/fellowship above the cost of tuition, you should apply for an ITIN immediately.

Collect Your Income Statements

  • If you received no U.S.-based income in 2013, you will not receive any income statements. Proceed to the next section.

If you received any U.S.-based income in 2013, including scholarship/fellowship above tuition, collect ALLyour income s
tatements (forms W-2, 1042-S, 1099) which are issued between January and March. Depending on your individual circumstance, you may have multiples of one type and/or more than one type of income statement.

Prepare your taxes

  • If you received no U.S.-based income in 2013, you will only need to submit  Form 8843. Print, sign and mail to the address indicated in the instructions.
  • If you received any U.S.-based income in 2013, wait until you have all of your income statements before you begin the filing process. Print and/or complete the form 1040NREZ Enter the information from all of your income statements onto the form after carefully reading the instructions. Print, sign and mail to the address indicated in the instructions.

If you were present at Yale in 2013 but have since left, please send an email to oiss@yale.edu to request access.

Complete, Sign, and Mail

Be careful to fill out your tax forms correctly. It is wise to check your forms for accuracy and mistakes before filing your taxes. You will still need to 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

Keep Copies!

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).