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UTSA offers Feb. 28 tax workshop for international students, staff and faculty

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(Feb. 27, 2013) -- The UTSA Payroll Office and the Office of International Programs will offer a tax workshop for international students, faculty and staff who are at UTSA on non-immigrant visas, such as H1-B, F-1 or J-1.
The workshop will help explain the forms needed, how and when to file, and other insights. The workshop will be 2-5 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 28 in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) on the Main Campus.

International students, faculty and staff are required by law to file:

  • Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 8843 (Statement for Exempt Individuals)
  • 1040NR-EZ (U.S. Income Tax Return for Certain Nonresident Aliens With No Dependents) or
  • 1040NR (U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return).

All F1 and J1 visa holders who are considered nonresident aliens for tax purposes and with no income during 2012 must file Form 8843 by June 15, 2013.

For those who earned income in the United States during 2012, income tax returns must be filed by April 15, 2013. Failure to properly file these forms each year can cause problems with an international student's immigration status.

No registration is needed for the tax workshop.

 

 

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UTSA prides itself on giving students a well-rounded education. Combining a top-tier academic program with opportunities for personal growth prepares students to compete in a global economy. And that's not all. They learn to be informed and engaged citizens as well. At the heart of that academic program is an award-winning core curriculum.

For four consecutive years, UTSA has received an A-rating from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni for the caliber of its core curriculum. According to ACTA, UTSA requires its students to take six of the seven courses deemed "crucial" to a well-rounded education: composition, literature, U.S. government or history, economics, mathematics and science. Only a handful of other institutions in the U.S. are giving students these tools, which are needed to succeed in careers and the community.

Did you know? UTSA is one of only three Texas institutions and 23 in the United States to receive the highest rating for its core curriculum in the 2014-2015 edition of the ACTA's "What Will They Learn?" report.

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