Are scholarships taxable?
That is determined by UVM. If they are taxable, UVM will mail you the Form 1042-S in January. Keep this form; you will need it to file your taxes.
When should US income tax forms be sent to the IRS?
Usually, tax returns must be received by the IRS by April 15. The Form 8843 is due June 15.
When should I receive my required tax filing documents from UVM?
UVM mails these documents in late January.
How can I file my tax return if I am a resident alien for tax purposes?
If you are a resident alien for US tax purposes, you will need to file the appropriate tax forms for your status independently using resident alien software or hiring a tax professional.
Can I file my tax return for this year before I leave the US?
You cannot file your tax forms before the following tax season. If you will depart the US before tax "season" (January - April) you must wait to file until after you have left the US. Unfortunately, the IRS does not release the tax forms and instructions until January of each year.
If I did not file my tax return on time, what can I do?
We recommend hiring an external tax professional to help with late tax preparation and filing.
When will I receive my refund check?
If you will leave the US because your program is ending and haven't received your refund yet, you should notify the IRS of a new US address to which your refund can be sent. Perhaps you will tell IRS a new address for you “in care of” of a local friend or colleague. Make sure the person will receive your refund is a reliable person that can forward your refund to you. Visit the Tax Refund FAQ on the IRS website to learn about a refunds.