I don't know what to do

To help JMU’s F-1 visa international students and J-1 visa exchange visitors with completing and sending tax forms, the International Student & Scholar Services office is hosting a number of tax workshops in February through April on the following days:

| Feb. 15 | March 22 | April 4 | April 16 |

During one of these workshops you will need to bring the following:

  • Any letter/mail you will have received in your mailbox which stipulate TAX INFORMATION on the envelope (such as your W-2 or 1042-S form if you worked or earned a scholarship from JMU)
  • Your passport
  • Any previous tax documents (such as photocopies of tax forms you completed in the past)

If you have not received a W-2 or 1042-S from a US institution by mid February:

  • If you worked for JMU or received a scholarship from JMU: Go to the Payroll Office's webpage and follow the instructions
  • If you worked for Aramark: Access the Equifax Tax Form Management page.
    • The Employer/Name Code is: 12323)
    • Your 8-digit employee ID to log in to the Equifax Tax Form Management site is your username and can be found at the top of your pay statement (8-digit number WITHOUT the leading zero)
    • If this is your first time logging in to Equifax Tax Form Management, your PIN will be your date of birth (MMDDYYYY)
    • you may be asked to reset your PIN and verify your identity with a One Time Passcode. Refer yourself to the How to Log In & Consent Job Aid page for additional instructions.
Can I complete taxes on my own?

Yes you can!

  • If you have NOT been working in 2016, you need to complete the 8843 form. To guide through this process (step by step), open this pdf document.
  • If you have worked and/or received a scholarship (or received a W-2 form and/or a 1042-S form) you will need to use the Sprintax software. To access the Sprintax software and to guide through this process (step by step), open this Instruction Handout.

If you are not sure how to answer a question or how complete the form, you will need to attend one of the workshops (no assistance will be provided outside of the tax walk-in sessions).

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