J-1 Scholars
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Getting a Student Visa
Attending CUNY
Maintaining Your Immigration Status
Understanding Employment Options
Living in New York
Rule 1: Remain a Full-time Student
Rule 2: Keep Your Documents Valid
Rule 3: Report to DSO/RO Before Traveling Abroad
Rule 4: Keep Your Advisor Informed
Rule 5: Do Not Work Without Authorization
Rule 6: File Income Taxes
RULE 6: File Income Taxes
I-20 and DS-2019 fo
U.S. federal income taxes are due every year between Jan. 1 and April 15.
As an international student, you are required to file federal income taxes for each year you earn income from U.S. sources including income you make from working in the U.S. and income from scholarships you receive.

Taxes are filed between January 1 and April 15 of each year. Visit your International Student Advisor (DSO/RO) for more information.
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