Who should file taxes?
If you are an F-1 student or F-2 dependent, you are required to file taxes each year, no matter whether no not you have worked in this tax year. You will file your taxes as a non-resident unless you have lived in the U.S. for any part of five calendar years.
How to file taxes?
The documents you will need in the tax filing process include:
• Passport, visa and Form I-20;
• Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (if you have been assigned one);
• U.S. Entry and Exit Dates for current and all past visits to the U.S.; and
• Forms W-2, 1042-S and/or 1099 (if you received any)
The ISSS Office provides free GLACIER Tax Prep filing software to help F-1 students file taxes during the tax season. If you have earned income, please read Glacier Tax Prep Instructions; if you did not earn any income, please follow Glacier Tax Prep Instructions For No-income international students. Also, the ISSS Office holds tutoring sessions to provide guidance on how to use the Glacier Tax software during tax season. Please attend to the emails for the tutoring schedules.
When and where to file taxes?
Tax filing deadline is roughly around April 15. After completing filing your federal taxes, you should mail 1040NR-EZ form and 8843 form. Glacier will tell you where to send this form.
To complete your Minnesota State tax filling, you will need to mail State form M1 and a copy of your Federal forms 1040NR-EZ and 8843 to:
Minnesota Individual Income Tax
St. Paul, MN 55145-0010
For more information, refer to our tax emails each year and our power point “Taxes for International Students”.