Tax Information for F-1 Students
If you have an F-1 visa and you did not work or receive any income in the U.S., you are legally obliged to file a Form 8843. If you worked or received a stipend, grant, or allowance in the U.S. you may also need to file a Form 1040NR-EZ.
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Notes for completing Form 8843
ALL F-1 students who were in the U.S. in 2019 for more than 30 days need to complete form 8843 (even if you did not work)
DUE JUNE 15, 2020 (if you are only submitting the 8843)
Mail to: Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
Austin, TX 73301-0215
At the top of the form, write your name, home country address, and U.S. address
IF you have a Social Security Number, write it in the space for ‘U.S. taxpayer identification number’
1a: F-1 and most recent date of entry (even if the most recent date was in 2020)
2: country of citizenship
3a: country where you got your passport
3b: passport number
4a: how many days were you in the U.S. in any status? List ALL days you were in the U.S.
4b: how many days were you in the U.S. in 2019 in F-1 status? This number may be the same as 4a, or it may be different
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Line 9: Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310)434-4217
Line 10: Dean Press Nicolov, Santa Monica College, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405, (310)434-4217
Line 11: write the letter of the visa type you were on for each year you were in the U.S.
Line 12: were you in the U.S. as a student before 2015?
If yes, attach supporting documents showing that you were here before 2015 as a student (transcripts, letter from school, etc.)
Line 13: have you submitted an application for permanent resident/green card?
Line 14: if you answered ‘yes’ to 13, explain
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Sign and date the bottom of page 2