U.S. Tax Information for International Students
This following guidelines are for informational purposes only and should not be considered financial or legal advice. Please consult your own tax or financial advisor with any specific questions.
The Tax Filing Deadline for the previous year is always April 15th of the current year. It is every student's responsibility to understand and comply with U.S. tax regulations in a timely manner. Glavin Office staff CANNOT advise you on tax issues but we have made some tax resources available on this page.
Each year Babson College purchases a tax software. During the filing season (approximately February through April) Glavin Office will email current students and those who completed their program the year prior with instructions for accessing the software.
IF YOU EARNED INCOME
If you earned income in the U.S. you must complete a federal and state tax return for that year.
IF YOU DID NOT EARN INCOME
Even if you did not earn income in the U.S. you must report days of presence in the U.S. on Form 8843 each year.
During the filing season submit ALL TAX QUESTIONS through the tax software. Questions will generally be answered within a few hours but no later than 24 hours.
Note: If you prefer not to use the tax softward Babson has purchased, you may wish to contact a non-immigrant tax specialist (pdf) »
STATE TAX FILING
Preparing a state tax return is a separate step AFTER you file your federal tax return. For help with your state income tax return, call the Massachusetts Department of Revenue at 617-887-6367 or visit www.mass.gov/dor.