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Tax Information

During the United States Tax season (Late February through Mid-April), the University typically purchases software to assist International Students. The University will release information regarding the availability and access to the software close to the beginning of tax season. 

Please contact the University Controller's Office for any W2 related questions. 

Completing Form 8843

All international students, scholars, and dependents present in the U.S. under F-1, F-2, J-1, J-2, or M-1 nonimmigrant status must file Form 8843 "Statement for Exempt Individuals and Individuals With a Medical Condition” — even if they received NO income during the year.

Information for Tax Form 8843

Completing Form 1042-S

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s international students (F, J, or M, visa status) may be subject to Federal income guidelines on scholarship funds. Scholarships and grants in excess of qualified education expenses may be subject to tax withholding, per these guidelines, at a rate of 14% under U.S. tax law.
Qualified education expenses include tuition and required fees for enrollment.

The University will withhold Federal income taxes at 14% if the following applies:
  • Scholarships and grants exceed the cost of tuition and required fees for enrollment charged to your student account.
  • The tax treaty between the U.S. and your country does not provide an exemption from, or a reduced rate of, withholding. See tax treaty countries here
If taxes were withheld on your behalf, you will receive Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Form 1042-S, Foreign Person’s U.S. Source Income Subject to Withholding, per tax year.