Frequently Asked Questions

Can OISS help me file my taxes?

Do I have to file a tax return?

Do I need a SSN or an ITIN to file taxes?

What forms (income statements) am I likely to receive for tax filing purposes?

What should I do if I didn't receive or if I lost the Form W-2?

What should I do if I didn't receive Form 1042-S from Yale University?

Do I qualify as a nonresident or resident alien for federal tax purposes?

How can Sprintax help me complete my tax forms?

How do I obtain a 2019 access code for Sprintax?

Does Sprintax offer software and tax support?

Can I submit my tax forms electronically through Sprintax?

What is the deadline to file tax forms?

What should I do if I am unable to file my tax form by the deadline?

There is a tax treaty between the U.S. and my country. Should I file a tax form?

I'm an F-1/J-1 student with no U.S. income or scholarships for 2019. Do I need to file anything?

I arrived in the U.S. in December of 2019 and I didn't have any U.S. source income. Do I still have to file Form 8843?

Does my F-2 or J-2 dependent need to file a tax form?

Do I need to file a Form 8843 for my U.S. citizen child?

I worked in 2019 but returned to my home country. Must I file taxes in the U.S.?

Do I have to file taxes with the State of Connecticut?

Do I have to file taxes in Connecticut if I did not earn income?

What are the consequences of not filing?

I filed my tax report and am expecting a refund, but haven't received it.

I did not file a tax return for the previous year. What should I do?


This information is intended only for international students and scholars with income sources and level typical of students and scholars at Yale University. Although the information contained in this site has been reviewed carefully and should be adequate to assist most international students and scholars, it is not a substitute for advice obtained from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or a qualified tax accountant. If your visa status has changed in the past year, or you believe you have a complicated tax issue, please consult the IRS or a qualified tax accountant.

In addition, while the tax preparation software, Sprintax, is being provided to help you with your tax filing obligations, you are individually responsible for verifying that the correct information has been entered into the tax preparation software and included on all forms and/or other documents printed or derived from the tax preparation software, and ultimately responsible for any errors or omissions.