Tax Year 2012: Information for International Students
As an international student studying at Arkansas Tech University, it is important for you to know that it is the responsibility of each person in the US to fill out the correct income tax return forms and to report those forms to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). These forms tell the IRS what income was earned and how much tax should be paid. You will commonly hear this process being referred to as "filing your taxes."
Income tax forms must be filled out and sent to the IRS on/before April 15, 2013. Students who earned income must also report their earnings to the State of Arkansas using form AR 1000NR. However, international students who did not receive wages as an employee have until June 17, 2013, to file tax form 8843. It is important to note that ALL students must complete a tax form, whether you worked or earned a scholarship/fellowship or not.
Tech has purchased a license agreement so that you can use GLACIER Tax Prep, tax preparation software designed especially for international students, to prepare your US income tax return. The information provided in this handout is intended to serve as a guide for you. Please do not substitute the information below for legal tax advice. It is only meant to assist you in the process of completing your tax forms correctly.
If you DID NOT work OR earn any money (other than bank interest) in 2012, you will need to complete:
FEDERAL FORMS: Forms and instructions are available from the link below or in the IMSSO
STATE FORMS: No state forms are required to be filed
If you DID work in 2012 OR if you were taxed on a scholarship or fellowship awarded by Arkansas
Tech University or other US entities and received a W-2 or 1042-S form, you will need
Link to instructions can be found at this website: http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/incomeTax/individual/Documents/LongBooklet_2012.pdf
Link to the form can be found at this website: http://www.dfa.arkansas.gov/offices/incomeTax/individual/Documents/AR1000S_2012_RE.pdf