Filing a federal tax return if you are a nonresident alien
If you are living and working in the U.S. as a nonresident alien, you may be required to file a federal tax return.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers you a nonresident alien if you are not a lawful permanent resident (Green Card holder) or do not pass their substantial presence test.
- If you need to file
- How to claim a refund or credit
- What income to report
- Which forms to file
If you are required to file a tax return as a nonresident alien, get more information about:
- What your filing status is
- What deductions and credits you may qualify for
- If you are eligible for an adjustment to gross income, which may lower your tax bill
LAST UPDATED: July 18, 2023