Tax Workshops

Attend a Tax Workshop sponsored by the ISO and the Tax Department for information on how to correctly file your taxes! These workshops do not apply to students who have been in the U.S. on an F-1 or J-1 visa for more than 5 years or to J-1 non-students who have been in the U.S. more than 2 years. Understanding taxes is a specialized area of knowledge. The ISO cannot assist the international population with their taxes or with tax-related questions. If you have general questions about your tax returns, then please contact the Tax Department for more assistance, though keep in mind they cannot prepare or review your returns.

Commonly Asked Questions regarding Taxes:

When are the tax workshops?

  • The workshops are usually held in March and April. Please check the Events page or follow us on Facebook and Twitter for news about upcoming tax workshops. 

Who needs to attend the tax workshop?

  • F-1 and J-1 students who have been in the U.S. less than 5 years in 2014 and received income (i.e. wages, stipends, awards/prizes). J-1 non-students who have been in the U.S. less than 2 years in 2014 and who received income may also attend. This is generally referred to as nonresident alien tax status.

Does GW provide software to assist with preparation of tax returns?

  • Yes, it is called Sprintax. Please see this page on the Tax Department website for details.

Do F-1 students, J-1 students, or J-1 nonstudents who did NOT earn any income in 2014 need to file a tax return?

  • Those who did NOT receive any income in 2014 while in nonresident alien tax status need only to complete Form 8843.  An example Form 8843 for those without income can be downloaded here.

Who do I contact if I still have questions?

  • If you still have questions, you should contact the Tax Department at [email protected] or (571) 553-8313. Please keep in mind that the Tax Department can only provide general tax information to you and cannot provide tax advice or complete your forms for you.