The United States taxes students on all income from employment. If a student is going to work, he/she must complete tax-withholding forms for the Business Services Office. Each paycheck you receive has federal tax deducted or withheld to pay the taxes on your income. Foreign National students are also taxed on any scholarship amounts above tuition cost. In certain instances, students are exempted from those taxes if there is a tax treaty between the U.S. and their country.
In tax matters, the individual student must act in his or her own behalf, but may use the International Student Adviser as a resource. Under federal law, all international students MUST file taxes, even if they had no income (this requirement is different from American students). The International Student Adviser will notify all F-1 and one-year students in February about the tax procedures. Tax workshops are offered to assist students.