To determine which form or forms are appropriate for you to file, you must first determine your residency status under U.S. tax laws. Information in the next section will help you determine your residency status.
Note: Residency status under tax laws differs from residency status under immigration law, which considers you to be a nonimmigrant or nonresident alien.
For individuals considered to be residents for tax purposes, tax forms must be filed for each dependent in their own name. There are many resources available to help you determine your tax obligations in the U.S. It is ultimately your responsibility to file the necessary tax forms and to comply with tax regulations. Failure to do so may have significant implications for any future plans you may have to remain in the U.S. and obtain permanent residency.
The U.S. recognizes three different residency statuses for tax purposes:
Resident and Dual Status aliens are subject to many of the same tax laws as US citizens. Nonresident aliens are not.
If you earned income last year, you may also be required to file tax forms with the where you live.
You must file a Maryland State tax return if:
Maryland tax forms are available at post offices and libraries in Maryland or online.
There are two different deadlines for filing Federal tax forms:
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
Fallon Federal Building Office
31 Hopkins DHS Plaza
1st Floor, Room B03
Baltimore, MD 21210
Phone Number: 1-200-829-1040
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
If you do not receive your number within 14-20 days, please call 215-516-4846.
Note: Please understand that staff members in the Office of International Programs are not tax specialists and are unable to provide you with individual tax filing assistance. Please refer to one of the sources listed above, should you have any questions.