UPDATE April 26, 2017
If you miss the deadline you should still file your return as soon as possible. If you are owed a refund, there will not be a penalty for filing after the April 18th deadline. A limited number of FNTR access codes are still available. Go here to request an access code.
UPDATE March 22, 2017
- The IRS 1042-S forms were mailed on March 15, 2017. If you have a FNIS account you will receive an email that a copy of your 1042-S form is available to be downloaded from FNIS. If you have not received your 1042-S form email email@example.com.
- OISS will offer three information sessions on how to use the FNTR software - Monday March 27 from 4-5pm, Tuesday, April 4 from 4-5pm and Tuesday, April 11 from 4-5 pm. Bring your laptop and your income statements and we will demonstrate the software. OISS cannot help you prepare your return, only answer questions about how the software functions.
- For instructions about how to get a copy of your W-2 or 1042-S form click here. International students do not need to include the form 1098-T with your 2016 return.
- See below for instructions on our to obtain an access code for FNTR.
The 2016 tax preparation software FNTR for non-resident tax filers has just been released. By Tuesday, February 28, all registered students, and scholars who can file as a non-resident, will receive an email with instruction about how to obtain an access code. A few things to consider:
- If you did not receive any U.S. source income in 2016, you will not receive an income statement and do not need FNTR access. Just complete the IRS form 8843 and mail it to the IRS per the instructions on the form.
- Are you a non-resident or resident for tax purposes? Most, but not all, Yale international students in F-1 or J-1 status will be nonresident tax filers if they have been in the U.S. for no more than five calendar years Most J-1 scholars will be nonresident tax filers for the first two calendar years in the U.S. However, some of you will be resident tax filers even though you have a nonimmigrant visa status. It is important to file in the correct status. If you do not know your tax filing status, FNTR (Foreign National Tax Resource) will help you determine it. FNTR is only available for nonresident tax filers. If you are a tax resident you will not be able to use FNTR. You can find more information on the IRS website.
- Make sure you have all of your income statements – Form W-2 for wages and form 1042-S for taxable financial aid. Yale University distributed the W-2 forms in late January and will distribute 1042-S forms in mid-March.
- OISS will offer three information sessions on how to use the FNTR software - Monday March 27 from 4-5pm, Tuesday, April 4 from 4-5pm and Tuesday, April 11 from 4-5 pm. Bring your laptop and your income statements and we will demonstrate the software.
- More information about filing your 2016 tax return can be found here. You can request an access code from this page.