The University does not provide tax advising to American students or staff; nor can it offer detailed advice or assistance to foreign nationals enrolled or employed at Fordham. This is especially true for the official adviser at OIS.
However, allow us to offer some generic guidance. The following is intended to give you a general sense of your obligations under the law and is subject to change without warning.
- Federal tax law requires all students in F or J visa to file a Form 8843 every year you are inside the United States, even if you did not earn any United States income. If you earn income during your stay in New York City, there are four different types of tax with which you must be concerned: United States federal income tax, social security (FICA) and New York State and New York City income tax.
- Every year the OIS purchases a non-immigrant tax preparation software program (Sprintax) that could be used to fill out your Federal and State tax returns. OIS will email all current students and those on OPT in mid-February with information about how to use these services.
- Please view the PowerPoint slides from the 2017 Sprintax presentation here.