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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 you 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 resident alien during the same tax year, refer to the FAQ for more information on dual-status reporting.
  • If your status changes from a nonresident alien to a resident alien, your tax compliance obligations will change. 

 

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 5 years
  • International Scholars for more than 2 years

Presented: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

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Updated: March 2, 2022

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 you 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 resident alien during the same tax year, refer to the FAQ for more information on dual-status reporting.
  • If your status changes from a nonresident alien to a resident alien, your tax compliance obligations will change. 

 

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 5 years
  • International Scholars for more than 2 years

Presented: Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Download PowerPoint presentation

 

Video Thumbnail
Click to play video

Updated: March 2, 2022

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