Taxes for International Students

If you lived in the United States between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2020, you must file a U.S. tax form.

Did you receive any U.S. Source Income (wages, taxable scholarships, housing stipends, cash awards, etc.) in 2020?



How to Mail Your Tax Return

Address mail to (see sample below):

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service Center
Austin, TX 73301-0215

Sample Tax Return Label
  • If you need stamps, stamps are available at the UT Dallas Bookstore or Comet Card Office.
  • A blue USPS mailbox is located in Lot A.

Who to Contact for More Information

If you have any additional questions about tax filing, contact the UT Dallas Tax Compliance Office:

You also may view the 2020 Tax Season FAQ Form for International Students.

IRS Scams

During tax season, be aware of phone and email scams that target international students. These scams involve persons falsely representing themselves as a representative of the IRS, USCIS, or another government agency.

Here are some tips to protect yourself against scams:

  • File your tax return as early as possible.
  • Know the IRS will not contact you by email, text or social media.
  • Do not give out any personal information (ex. Social Security Number, bank account number, credit card information, etc.) over the phone or via email.
  • Shred paper copies of your tax returns and financial documents when no longer needed.
  • If you receive a suspicious phone call or email, do not respond until you verify with the appropriate people that it is true. Scams can be reported to the:

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