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The Tax Guidance for Nonresident Aliens website is a resource for foreign nationals—including students, scholars, employees, and suppliers—receiving payments from MIT. The website also includes information to assist in fulfilling U.S. and state tax compliance obligations.

The menu at left features a complete list of topics covered on this site, as well as a curated list of topics based on your affiliation with MIT.

Tax Workshop for Nonresident International Students
Generally, International Students in the U.S. 5 years or less

Recorded March 2, 2021. View on YouTube.

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Tax Workshop for U.S. Citizens and Resident Students and Scholars
International Students in the U.S. more than 5 years; International Scholars more than 2 years; U.S. Legal Permanent Residents

Recorded March 2, 2021. View on YouTube.

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Update: March 23, 2021
The federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year has been extended by the IRS from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. You do not need to file additional forms or call the IRS to qualify for this federal tax filing extension.
 
The deadline for the Massachusetts individual income tax return filing has also been extended to May 17, 2021. Please consult state tax agency websites for information on filing deadlines in states other than Massachusetts.

 

Note: We recently updated the FAQs on this website. Review them here.

 

The content in this website is provided for informational purposes only. MIT does not offer legal, accounting, or tax advice and services. This information should not be used as a substitute for consultation with a professional accounting, tax, or legal advisor. MIT recommends that students consult a tax advisor for individual tax advice.