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US Tax Reporting Requirements

The Office of International Affairs does not advise on tax matters, but we want to to be sure and provide you with the resources you need to properly follow the US tax regulations. Our Tax Services Office at UC Merced also has resources at

*IMPORTANT* The deadline to file taxes each year is April 15th

Most indiviudals hire a tax specialist to help with completing their taxes. Here is the IRS web page with further information:

There are several different forms you might be required to file, but below are the most common forms:

Federal Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Forms

Form 8843

Form 1040NR

Form 1040NR-EZ

Form W-9S

Form W-7

If you are not eligible for a Social Security Number and need to know if you are elgible for an ITIN number, please use this IRS tool click here

California State Tax Forms