Year-End Tax Filing Requirements
Your tax filing requirements will depend on your tax status – resident alien vs. nonresident alien. If you have had a tax analysis performed in the UA Tax Office, your tax status was determined as part of the analysis. Most international students and scholars are nonresident aliens for the first 5 years in the U.S. if on F-1 visa (or 2 years if on J-1 visa).
More details are available on the Internal Revenue Service website www.irs.gov:
- Determining Alien Status
- Taxation of Resident Aliens
- Taxation of Nonresident Aliens
- Foreign Students and Scholars
The remaining information herein is focused on the requirements for nonresident aliens. The information contained on this website is meant to aid University of Alabama international students and scholars with understanding the tax filing process. It is ultimately each individual’s responsibility to comply with the tax laws.