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UNLV INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS. NONRESIDENT ALIEN TAX ISSUES Fall 2006. International Students and Scholars. Welcome to UNLV Are you… Working on Campus? Are you an Athlete, Graduate Assistant or Scholar?

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unlv international students and scholars

UNLV INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS

NONRESIDENT ALIEN

TAX ISSUES

Fall 2006

international students and scholars
International Students and Scholars

Welcome to UNLV

Are you…

  • Working on Campus?
  • Are you an Athlete, Graduate Assistant or Scholar?
  • Receiving a Scholarship or Fellowship that is taxable (i.e. amounts received for living expenses, or miscellaneous items?
  • If any of these apply to you, you will need to come and meet with the Nonresident Alien Tax Specialist, Debbie Kargard.
who is a nonresident alien
Who is a Nonresident Alien?
  • F-1 or J-1 Student who has been in the U.S. for less than 5 Years.
  • J-1 Non-Student (Research Scholar, Professor or Short-Term Scholar) who has been in the U.S. for less than 2 years.
what is taxable income in the u s
What is Taxable Income in the U.S.?
  • Monthly Stipend Check paid to a student on an Athletic Scholarship
  • Stipend paid to a Student on a Scholarship/Fellowship for Living Expenses
  • Payroll Compensation income paid to a Graduate Assistant, Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, Professor, Research Scholar, etc.
  • Payroll Compensation income paid to a Student Worker
  • Prize or Award won by a Student or Scholar
if you will be earning income
If you will be earning income…
  • Meet with Debbie Kargard, Nonresident Alien Tax Specialist
  • Bring your Passport, Visa, I-94 card, I-20 or DS-2019 or I-797, and your application letter receipt from the Social Security Administration (if you do not have a Social Security Number yet).
  • Your information will be entered into the tax software system and will print out the applicable tax forms for your signature (W-4 Form, W-8BEN or W-9, 8233 Form & statements)
  • You will be informed about Tax Treaties between the U.S. and 65 Countries which may exempt you from paying some federal income tax.
  • Discuss how much in taxes will be deducted from your payments.
required to file an annual u s tax return
Required to File an annual U.S. tax return
  • In January, you may receive a W-2 Form for wages earned during the previous calendar year from the Payroll Office
  • In early Spring, prior to March 15, you may receive a 1042-S for Tax Treaty Wages, Scholarship or Fellowship Income which was taxed or other income
  • In February or March, there will be Tax Workshops which will explain how to use the Income Tax Software “CINTAX” provided by UNLV to complete your U.S. Tax Return Filing requirement
  • All individuals receiving income in the U.S. are required to complete a U.S. Tax Return due to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) every April 15th. Your annual tax return reports the income you earned for the previous Calendar Year (January – December)
contact info and resources
Contact Info and Resources
  • Debbie Kargard, Nonresident Alien Tax Specialist:

Student Services Complex (SSC-133)

Phone 702-895-0872

email: nraassistance@unlv.edu

Fall 2006 Semester Walk-in Hours:

Tues & Thurs: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Wed & Fri: 12 p.m. – 2 p.m.

RESOURCES:

  • U.S. Taxing Authority:

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)

www.irs.gov

See Publication 519 – U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens

  • U.S. Social Security Administration

www.ssa.gov

office location ssc 133
Office Location: SSC-133

Student Services Complex (SSC) – 1st Floor, Room 133

Same Building as Office of International Students & Scholars

website information
Website Information

http://controller.unlv.edu/NRA/

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