Resident Aliens — Income Tax Filing Tips

For F-1 and J-1 students who had been in the U.S. longer than five years & J-1 scholars who had been in the U.S. longer than two years.

Things You Should Know

If you are an F-1 or J-1 student who had been in the U.S. longer than five years in 2016 or a J-1 scholar who had been in the U.S. longer than two years in 2016, had U.S. income in 2016 and need assistance filing your income tax return, you have a few options:

  1. Go to a professional tax preparer. There are many professional tax preparers in Buffalo.
  2. Prepare your income tax return at www.myfreetaxes.com. This website is recommended by both the Internal Revenue Service and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance.

Note: The Office of International Student and Scholar Services staff cannot assist you since we are not trained tax preparers or advisors.