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Filing a U.S. Resident Tax Return

International Student & Scholar Services is equipped to assist only non-resident tax filers. There are, however, several things that you may need to do when filing a resident return:

How to file a U.S. Resident tax return

If you will be filing a resident return for the first time, find local assistance for guidance:

If you are ready to file your return, there are several options:

  • Consult the IRS Free File website
  • Purchase a professional tax software program available online and in stores or consult a paid tax-professional

Claiming a tax treaty on a resident return

The tax treaty between the U.S & China allows for the tax treaty to be claimed on resident returns. There are certain limitations. Find out more to see if you are eligible.

Electing to file on a resident return

Determine your eligibility to file on a resident return.