Students and scholars from outside the U.S. may need to file federal and state taxes for earnings while at MIT. Review these resources to learn more about this complex process.

Review guidance on filing requirements

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have specific income tax filing requirements for foreign residents and nonresidents. While individual circumstances vary, follow guidelines in this FAQ to learn what your specific tax filing responsibilities are for salaries and wages, royalties, and other forms of taxable income.

Seek additional guidance from a professional tax preparer

VPF's Tax team works with the International Students Office, the International Scholars Office, and the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education to provide general guidance to students and international scholars on the process of filing federal tax returns and Massachusetts state tax returns. The Tax team does not provide personal tax advice to individuals.

If your tax situation is complex you may want to seek the services of a professional tax preparer to file your tax returns. It is important to choose a preparer carefully as you will be responsible for your tax return even if someone else prepares it for you. See these Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer.

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Review guidance on filing requirements

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts have specific income tax filing requirements for foreign residents and nonresidents. While individual circumstances vary, follow guidelines in this FAQ to learn what your specific tax filing responsibilities are for salaries and wages, royalties, and other forms of taxable income.

Seek additional guidance from a professional tax preparer

VPF's Tax team works with the International Students Office, the International Scholars Office, and the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education to provide general guidance to students and international scholars on the process of filing federal tax returns and Massachusetts state tax returns. The Tax team does not provide personal tax advice to individuals.

If your tax situation is complex you may want to seek the services of a professional tax preparer to file your tax returns. It is important to choose a preparer carefully as you will be responsible for your tax return even if someone else prepares it for you. See these Tips for Choosing a Tax Preparer.

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