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International students taking a tour of downtown Albany.

UAlbany's University Hall building.

Basic Info

NOTE: ALL international students (F-1, J-1) and their spouses (F-2, J-2) must send required information whether or not they earned money in the year 2012 (01/01/2012 – 12/31/2012)! No Exceptions!! If you did not earn money, please pick up the form 8843 in ISSS. These forms are due by June 15, 2013.
  • If you did earn money, please pick up the following forms (or download them from the websites): • US Federal Tax Forms (IRS) –

• 1040NR or 1040 NR-EZ (and the instruction books)
• Form 8843

• IT 203 (and the instructions) – if you are a non-resident for tax purposes (all undergraduates and graduates in the USA less than 183 days in 2012)
• IT 203-B
• IT-203ATT
• IT 150 (and the instructions) – if you are a resident for tax purposes (graduate students who maintained a residence in New York State for more than 11 months in 2012 and were in the USA for more than 183 days)

Note: Non-Earning Students must file IRS Form 8843 only!


International Employees at UAlbany

Tax Information for International Employees at UAlbany


IRS Income Tax Workshop

Income Tax Workshop for “Nonresident Aliens" (ppt | pdf)


New York State Department of Taxation and Finance Workshop

Spring 2014 Workshop for International Students and Scholars (ppt | pdf)


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)


Where to Get Help

  1. Attend the ISSS Income Tax Workshop on March 27th at 6:00 pm in the Standish Room, Science Library 3rd floor. (sign-up at ISSS).
  2. See ISSS for print-outs of the IRS and NYS Tax PowerPoint presentations for international students (in the binders).
  3. Check out SUNY Buffalo's webcast of the presentation.
  4. Contact the IRS for Federal tax information:
    a. IRS Telephone Advice: 1-800-829-1040 (for general information only)
    b. IRS Website:
    c. International Customer Service: 215-516-2000 (may be more helpful)
    d. Local IRS Taxpayer Assistance: Albany IRS Office, Leo O’Brien Federal Bldg., Basement Level
    Clinton Ave. & North Pearl St. Albany, NY
  5. Contact the New York State Tax Department for information:
    a. Information by Telephone: 518-457-5181 (foreign language assistance available)
    b. Website:


Link to ISSS How to Make A Gift Page

Contact Information

International Student & Scholar Services

Science Library G-40
University at Albany
1400 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12222 U.S.A.

Office Hours:

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM EST
Advisement 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Monday through Friday


Phone 518-591-8189
Fax: 518-591-8171


International Insurance Office

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM EST
Monday through Friday


Phone: (518) 591-8185
Fax: (518) 591-8171