International Students or Foreign Students in F1, J1 visas are considered Non Residents for Tax purposes and their taxation laws are different than US citizens.Another important thing to understand about international student taxation, is that the International Students pay only Federal and State Taxes. They do not pay Social Security and Medicare Taxes to the IRS like the United States citizens. This means if as a F1 international student or a optional or curriculum practical training student,you had filed Social Security and Medicare taxes to the IRS, you can get tax refund by filing Form 843
Social Security number (SSN) is required by International Students to file their 1040NR EZ taxes. If International Students do not have SSN, they can also apply for ITIN Tax ID Number (Individual Tax Identification Number)
International Students in F1, J1 Student visas are non resident for tax purposes for a period of Five years as long as they are a student in the United States.
International Students should file Non Resident Tax Forms like Form 1040NR EZ, Form 1040NR, Form 8843, Form 843 with Instructions.
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International Students Tax Software – Form 1040NR EZ and Form 8843 Online Tax Software
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International Students Tax Treaty Benefits
International Students can claim Tax Treaty benefits between their country and the United States, if a tax treaty agreement exists. The Tax Treaty reduces the tax owed to the IRS.
Please see in the list below, if a tax treaty exists between your foreign country and the United States;
International Student Tax Forms – F1 J1 OPT visa taxes
1. Form 1040NR-EZ
2. Form 1040NR
3. Form 8843
4. Form 843
5. Form W-7
6. Form 8840
6. Form 8833