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Confirm that you are a U.S. tax resident
If your tax status has changed, notify VPF HR/Payroll

If your tax status changes, you are responsible for updating your tax status with MIT.

  • If you are an MIT affiliate or MIT employee and become a resident alien for federal tax purposes, you should notify VPF HR/Payroll (nratax-payroll@mit.edu) and complete a new Form W-4 through Atlas if necessary.
  • If you were both a nonresident alien and a resident alien during the same tax year, refer to the FAQ for more information on tax compliance obligations and dual-status reporting.
  • If withholding tax no longer applies to your income from MIT due to a change in tax status, you may still need to pay estimated taxes throughout the year or use Form W-4 to request additional withholding to avoid penalties. Visit the IRS website to learn more about federal estimated tax payments.

 

Review tax FAQs

 

Attend a VPF-hosted Tax Workshop (typically held in March)

Tax Workshop for U.S. Citizens and Resident Students and Scholars

  • U.S. Legal Permanent Residents
  • International Students in the U.S. for more than five years
  • International Scholars for more than two years

Presented: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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Tax Workshops for tax year 2022 are scheduled:

 

Gather information on all income earned during the year to prepare your tax return
  • The individual income tax return for residents and citizens includes income earned both within and outside of the U.S. The income may have been received from MIT or other sources.
  • Understand the multiple types of income you might receive from MIT. Some common types of payments issued by MIT can be found here.
Prepare your tax return

The Details

Confirm that you are a U.S. tax resident
If your tax status has changed, notify VPF HR/Payroll

If your tax status changes, you are responsible for updating your tax status with MIT.

  • If you are an MIT affiliate or MIT employee and become a resident alien for federal tax purposes, you should notify VPF HR/Payroll (nratax-payroll@mit.edu) and complete a new Form W-4 through Atlas if necessary.
  • If you were both a nonresident alien and a resident alien during the same tax year, refer to the FAQ for more information on tax compliance obligations and dual-status reporting.
  • If withholding tax no longer applies to your income from MIT due to a change in tax status, you may still need to pay estimated taxes throughout the year or use Form W-4 to request additional withholding to avoid penalties. Visit the IRS website to learn more about federal estimated tax payments.

 

Review tax FAQs

 

Attend a VPF-hosted Tax Workshop (typically held in March)

Tax Workshop for U.S. Citizens and Resident Students and Scholars

  • U.S. Legal Permanent Residents
  • International Students in the U.S. for more than five years
  • International Scholars for more than two years

Presented: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Download PowerPoint presentation

 

Video Thumbnail
Click to play the video

Tax Workshops for tax year 2022 are scheduled:

 

Gather information on all income earned during the year to prepare your tax return
  • The individual income tax return for residents and citizens includes income earned both within and outside of the U.S. The income may have been received from MIT or other sources.
  • Understand the multiple types of income you might receive from MIT. Some common types of payments issued by MIT can be found here.
Prepare your tax return