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Tax Season in the U.S.
Tax season in the United States ranges from January 1 until April 15. If you worked or received a scholarship in the U.S. in the past calendar year, you must file both U.S. federal and Wisconsin state taxes. Even if you didn't work, you must fill out a tax form called Form 8843.
U.S. Federal Tax
Do I need to file anything if I didn’t earn income in the last calendar year?
Forms to File
If you are a non-resident who worked in the United States during the previous calendar year. please file the following forms:
If you are non-resident who didn't work,please file the following form:
U.S. Federal Tax Information and Assistance
|IRS - Assistance (toll free)||1.800.829.1040|
|IRS - Tax Treaty and Nonresident Alien Questions||1.267.941.1000|
|IRS - Forms (toll free)||1.800.829.3676|
|IRS - Website||www.irs.gov|
wisconsin State Tax
You may be required to file a state income tax return for each state in which you resided and/or earned income during the calendar year. Please carefully read the instructions on the Wisconsin revenue website to determine whether you must file and which forms and additional requirements apply to you.
Wisconsin State Tax Information and Assistance
|Wisconsin Department of Revenue - Assistance||1.608.266.2772|
|Wisconsin Department of Revenue - Forms||1.608.266.1961|
|Wisconsin Department of Revenue - Website||http://www.revenue.wi.gov|
International Student & Scholar Services provides this tax resource information to UW-Platteville students and scholars for informational and educational purposes and not as a substitute for advice obtained from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a qualified tax professional. Students and scholars who have questions about their income tax situation should consult a qualified tax professional. Each person is responsible for the accuracy of his/her income tax returns and any resulting penalties or interest.
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You should mail your federal tax forms (including Form 8843, Form 1040-NR, and Form 1040-NR-EZ) by April 15 to:
Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Austin, TX 73301
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