Hello, I've been a J-1 researcher from 01/01/2012 to 01/01/2013 at GWU, WashintonDC. I left US on January 23rd 2013 and due to some troubles with my email the tax department at the university mailed the forms (1042-s) at my US address sometimes in March. Not being in US, I just found out about this, and obviously did not file taxes. During my J-1 stay at GWU I was exempt form taxes because of a tax treaty (art 19 US and Romania). Do I still need to file 1040NR-EZ? What happens if I file late? What will happen I don't file? Thank you very much!
Hi and welcome to Just Answer!Generally - you should be treated as a nonresident - and withholding reported on form 1042 should be equal to your tax liability - and if these assumptions are correct - you are not required to file the US tax return.However - if your withholding is above your tax liability or if you do not have any tax liability and want to claim a refund for withholding - you might want to file your tax return.There will not be any issue if you file late and do not have any additional tax liability.However - if you want to claim a refund - please be aware that there is a three year statute of limitation.
My 1042-s witholding says 0
and Tax Rate 0
So far - I assume that zero withholding is based on the tax treaty - and you do not owe any taxes - has nothing to refund - and you are not required to file the tax return.
ok. How can I make sure I don't owe any taxes? I did not have any other income except those from GWU salary
You may however file the tax return - but that would be your choice - and based on your information - there will not be any tax liability and nothing to refund.
ok. Thank you for your answer!
You are welcome.