Whether you have worked in the U.S. or not, International students with F-1 Status are required to file Form 8843. You do not need a social security number to complete Form 8843. Forms and instructions can be secured through the ISSO or visit the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) website. The mailing address for Form 8843 (if not in connection with a federal tax return is: Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service Center, Austin, TX 73301-0215
Filing Your Taxes
Glacier Tax Prep is a tax return program designed to aid international students, scholars, teachers, researchers, trainees, and other international visitors in preparing their U.S. Federal Tax Return (Forms 1040NR and 1040NR-EZ).
The Office of International Student Services at Haverford College has paid and signed a License Agreement, which will enable you to use GLACIER Tax Prep (no cost to you) at a computer here in the U.S. or abroad to prepare your taxes. The Director of International Student Services, who is also the Lead Administrator, will assign you an ACCESS CODE; provide you with a hard copy of the instructions and a step-by-step check list to assist you in the filing process. You will be required to come to Stokes Hall, Room 111-B, to get your code and instruction sheet starting February 8, 2013. Your access code must be kept confidential. It will provide you (and you alone) access to your account. Do not share your code with anyone.
For further information on GLACIER Tax Prep, please access their website at glaciertax.com. International students who do not wish to take advantage of this resource provided by the College can contact a local Certified Public Account (CPA) or a tax preparation office to have their taxes processed for a fee.
U.S. Tax Treaties
The United States has income tax treaties with a number of foreign countries. Under these treaties, residents (not necessarily citizens) of foreign countries are taxed at a reduced rate, or are exempt from U.S. income taxes on certain items of income they receive from sources within the United States. These reduced rates and exemptions vary among countries and specific items of income.
If the treaty does not cover a particular kind of income, or if there is no treaty between your country and the United States, you must pay tax on the income in the same way and at the same rates shown on Form 1040NR. Learn more about tax treaties on the IRS website.
Pennsylvania Department of Revenue
Detailed information on the Pennsylvania (PA) Personal Income Tax for Residents and Non-Residents is available at http://www.revenue.state.pa.us. For further assistance, please visit the ISSO and read the contents of the binders entitled, U.S. Nonresident Income Tax and U.S. Citizen and Permanent Resident Tax.