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Tax Information


Who Must File a Tax Return?

All international students in F-1 status who were present in the U.S. during any part of the calendar year are responsible for filing a tax return to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) by April 15 of the next year.

What IF I did not earn any income in the USA last year, should I file a Tax Return/Form?

All international students, who were present in the U.S. in the calendar year, even if they received NO income, must file at least the Form 8843.

How do I file my taxes?

The University of Tampa has contracted with Thomson Reuters software to assist international student and scholars with their tax preparation.

*PLEASE NOTE: The staff of the International Programs Office are neither qualified nor permitted to answer individual questions from international students regarding their tax liabilities.

IMPORTANT: Avoid Scams!
  • File your tax return as early as possible.
  • Mail your tax return directly from the post office.
  • Know the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) won’t contact you by email, text, or social media. If the IRS needs information, it will contact you by mail.
BE SURE TO MAKE COPIES OF ALL FORMS FOR YOUR FILES, INCLUDING ANY ATTACHMENTS, BEFORE MAILING THEM.