During this global health crisis, Columbia University and the ISSO are committed to supporting our international students and scholars. Go to the ISSO COVID-19 Hub for ISSO operations, FAQs, updates and resources.


June 23, 2020

Tax Webinar Recording

Link to the recording of the Sprintax Webinar to learn about:

- US income tax basics for international students and scholars

- The COVID CARES stimulus payment eligibility and returning the $1200 payment if ineligible (nonresidents are not eligible). 

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June 03, 2020

Tax-Filing Information

Federal and State Tax Deadlines Extended until July 15

If you were physically in the U.S. in F or J status anytime between January 1 - December 31, 2019 you will be required to send at least one form to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS), even if you had no income. Although US. income tax law is complex, we provide resources and tax workshops to demystify the process and help you comply with your federal (and possibly) state tax obligations. 

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