Federal (U.S) Tax Resources for International Students Revised March 2008 1. NAFSA Tax Guide (link) This brochure provides much good information to help guide you in understanding US taxation and in getting ready to complete your tax forms. NAFSA Tax Guide 2. Low-Cost On-line Tax Preparation Service for Non-Residents The following commercial sites offer low-cost tax preparation of the 8843 and 1040 NR forms. Using one of these sites is likely to save you a great deal of time, since they are specifically for non-residents and have many international student clients. http://www.istaxes.com/ http://www.gtsec.com/ http://www.nrtaxreturn.com/default.aspx 3. Other Professional Tax Preparation Services There are many commercial tax preparation services in Honolulu. Students may wish to use one of these services. ISS recommends that students who hire a tax preparer verify that the preparer is familiar and has experience with non-resident tax forms. Note that ISS advisers and staff are not tax experts and are not authorized to assist students with completing individual tax forms. Note also that the University of Texas, Austin, which for several years has offered a free tax internet site for all international students, unfortunately, is now restricting the site to UT students.
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