All international students and scholars must submit a tax filing, even if the person earned no income during that given year.

Federal and state income tax forms are completed annually in the United States and submitted to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) between January 1 and April 15 for the previous tax year (2022 tax forms will be due by April 18th, 2023).

Frequently Asked Questions

Every year you will have to submit at least one tax form. Tax forms must be completed (even if a tax treaty exempts you from paying any U.S. taxes) if you were in the United States during any part of 2023 on any visa other than a tourist visa.

If you didn't work at any point in 2023, then you will need to complete form 8843 [PDF]. Form 8843 must be completed by everyone in your family, including your dependent children and is due by June 15, 2024.

If you did work at any point in 2023, you must still submit form 8843 [PDF] along with your tax returns by the April 15, 2024 deadline.

Yes, you will need to file a federal tax return and submit the form 8843 [PDF].

Suffolk University will be offering free tax preparation services during the months of February, March, and April for all students who worked in 2023 and earned less than $54,000. Site operating hours to be determined.

The first step with filing taxes is to figure out if you are a resident or nonresident for tax purposes. Generally, if you were in the U.S. less than 5 months throughout 2023, you are a non-resident.

If you were present in the United States during any part of 2023 on a visa other than a B visa, there is at least one tax form you must complete. Federal tax forms are due to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by April 15, 2024. Massachusetts state tax forms (if necessary) are due to the Department of Revenue by April 15, 2024. Please note that if you had no U.S. based income, you have until June 15, 2024 to file your form 8843.