Any US Citizen or green card holder is automatically a US tax Resident.
If you are a foreign student and not sure whether you qualify as a resident or non-resident, you can use the SPT Exemption Flowchart to determine if you are exempt from the substantial presence test (SPT).
If you determine you are subject to the substantial presence test, you are NOT automatically a resident. Use this SPT Flowchart to determine of you are a resident under the SPT. If you are a resident, go to the Resident page for more information.
Tax returns for residents and foreign students are now prepared during the same VITA sessions.
The following items are needed in order for our volunteers to prepare your tax return. Please take a moment to browse through the list and make sure that you gather all the necessary paperwork before you come. This is a general list; so if you have any other paperwork that you think is pertinent, please bring them with you to the VITA center.
Please download and complete the . Form 13614NRYou must bring a completed Client Intake Form. This form is essential to the preparation of your tax return and you must bring it to your appointment.