Frequently Asked Questions about tax
- What forms might I need?
- How can I get the federal forms?
- Am I eligible to apply MN for Property Tax refund
- What if I own property/earned dividends/have
a working spouse/never reported last year's income/etc.?
- How do I file for taxes if I do not have SSN?
a. What forms might I need?
- Form 8843 - This
is required for all international students and scholars, even
those who earned no income in the U.S.
- 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ
(NR stands for Non-Resident) - The 1040NR-EZ is a simpler, shorter
- Read the first
page of the 1040NR-EZ instructions to determine whether you must
file the 1040NR.
- 1040 or 1040EZ
- for people who do not qualify as non-residents for tax purposes.
- 843 - if Social
Security money was withheld by your employer (Check your W-2
or paystub to find out)
- Minnesota State
b. How can I get the federal forms?
them from the IRS
the IRS and request forms to be mailed to you 1-800-829-1040
c. Am I eligible to apply MN for Property Tax refund?
that federal forms are filed separately from state forms, whcih
are available at post offices or
You must also file a Minnesota state form if you have income subject
to federal withholding, or you want a property tax refund. Everyone
uses the same form for state taxes; there is no specialized for
internationals. The form, and the website, can define eligibility
for refunds. See more details ...
d. What if I own property/earned dividends/have a working spouse/never
reported last year's income/etc.?
If you have a complex return, we urge you to employ a paid tax
preparer who is familiar with non-resident tax laws.