U.S. Tax Information
All international students and scholars are required to file tax forms with the United States tax department (Internal Revenue Service, or IRS) and possibly with the New York State tax department if they were present in the United States during the previous calendar year. For example, if you resided in the United States as an international student or scholar between January 1 and December 31, 2018, you would need to file tax forms in spring 2019 (the annual filing deadline is April 15). If you arrived in the United States in 2019, you would file forms in spring 2020 for the 2019 calendar year.
International visitors must file tax forms whether or not income was earned while they were in the United States.