International Student Taxes
Last updated January 17, 2020
The resources on this page were prepared by the Krone Advising Center as general guidelines to assist you in preparing your Iowa and Federal Government income tax returns. The information here is not to be construed as professional tax advice and does not apply to every situation. If your tax circumstances are more complicated, you will want to obtain professional tax advice from resources in the community.
All individuals in the U.S. on F or J status, including dependents, must file the appropriate tax forms with the U.S. government even if the individual earned no income in the U.S. Please refer to the IRS website for most accurate and appropriate information. Most commonly required documents to file your Federal taxes are as follows:
- All International students are required to file for 8843 even if they did not work in the United States.
- Use this form if your only income from U.S. sources is wages, salaries, tips, refunds of state and local income taxes, scholarship or fellowship grants, and you do not claim any dependents
The Krone Advising Center hosts a workshop every March to assist our International Students with filing the above forms. If your tax situation is advances, you will need to seek out professional tax advice.