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.