News & Events


March 30, 2020

ISSO Updates (COVID-19, Tax extension and webinar, Tips)

Life has changed dramatically since the last in-person class was held at Columbia just over 3 weeks ago on Friday, March 6th. The disruption to our academic, professional, and personal lives cannot be overstated. Some of you packed in a hurry and traveled home or elsewhere; others are self-isolating in your homes along with fellow New Yorkers.

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March 27, 2020

Tax-Filing Information

UPDATE: Federal and State Tax Deadlines Extended until July 15. Tax webinar on April 3rd.

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. 

March 14, 2020

Important COVID-19 Updates from the ISSO

During this global health crisis, Columbia University and the ISSO are committed to supporting our international students and scholars. The guidance on COVID-19 and how to best mitigate its impact is dynamic and fast-moving. The university’s top priority during this challenging time is the health, safety and well-being of the university community.

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