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Assistance with Filing Tax Returns

In year of 2018 between mid February and April 15, persons who have income in the U.S. (including international students and researchers) are required to file income tax returns for income received during calendar year 2017. Tax returns provide an opportunity to apply for money that was withheld in amounts greater than the actual tax liability to be refunded to the applicant. 

All employees who have taxable income from employment in the United States will receive a Form W-2, which is a statement of earnings. This form will be mailed to the “Home” address no later than January 31. The Form W-2 is essential for filing a tax return. All non-resident aliens (NRA) who have taxable scholarship income or tax treaty exemptions will receive a Form 1042-S, which is a statement of that income received during the year. Persons with the above types of income may not file a tax return until AFTER the Form 1042-S has been received (which could be as late as March 15).  Individuals with income in the U.S. will be filing either an IRS Form 1040-NR or 1040-NR-EZ. 

Additionally, all F and J students must file an IRS Form 8843 for each of their first 5 calendar years in the U.S. even if they have no income in the U.S.  All J non-students (scholars, researchers, etc) must file an IRS Form 8843 for the first 2 calendar years even if they have no income in the U.S.

The United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has created a program to help with tax preparation. This is called Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and will be available at UMSL each spring. Please inquire in the International Student and Scholar Services office about this important tax return preparation service.

Spring 2018 Tax Return Preparation Workshops

Workshops for nonresident alien students and scholars have been scheduled for Spring 2018. Please note that the workshop is only for nonresident alien students and scholars. Resident Aliens or Lawful Permanent Residents should visit http://www.umsl.edu/%7evita/ or http://mctcfreetax.org/ for locations providing help with U.S. resident tax return preparation.  


April 17, 2018 is the deadline for submitting your 2017 tax return.



Workshops will be held on the following dates and locations:

Date

Time

Location

Friday, March 2, 2018

2:30 - 5 pm

SSB 102

Friday, March 9, 2018

2:30 - 5 pm

SSB 102

Friday, March 16, 2018

2:30 - 5 pm

SSB 102

Friday, March 23, 2018

2:30 - 5 pm

SSB 102

Friday, April 6,  2018

2:30 - 5 pm

SSB 102

Friday, April 13,  2018

2:30 - 5 pm

SSB 102


Please bring the following items with you when attending the workshops:


Jim Webb

Nonresident Alien Tax Specialist

Office Location:
302 Social Sciences & Business Building
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Mailing Address:
366 Social Sciences & Business Building
University of Missouri-St. Louis
One University Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63121-4400
Phone: 314-516-7298
Fax 314-516-5636
E-mail: webbjj@umsl.edu

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