F-1 Student Announcements
Tax Information for International Students
Most students in F-1 status must file a tax form by April 18, 2017. If you have just arrived in the country for the spring 2017 semester, you will file a tax form next year in 2018.
All F-1 students who have been in the U.S. during 2016 must file the Internal Revenue (IRS) tax form number 8843. This form is used to show you are present in the country.
If you worked on campus as a student employee during 2016, you will file both the IRS form number 8843 and IRS tax form 1040 NR EZ.
(If you are married, please consult your tax accountant or use 1040 NR)
If you worked on campus during 2016, you will also file the Illinois state tax form 1040 NR EZ.
Forms and instructions are available on the Internal Revenue Service Web site at IRS.gov. You may call the IRS with questions at 1.800.829.1040.
Be sure to file your tax form and have it at the post office no later than April 18, 2017.