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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER

EMPLOYMENT
for International Students

Paying Employment Tax

International students who earn money while in the U.S. are subject to paying federal and state income taxes.

When you are hired, you will complete a withholding allowance form (W-4 form or SPAR form) to determine the amount of tax to be withheld from each paycheck.

The deadline to file tax forms is April 15, if you have earned money in the U.S. (including scholarships and assistantships).

Tax workshop: how to get help

Every year during tax season (before April 1), the ISC partners with College of Business Administration and their VITA  (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) Program to provide tax services to international students. Learn more.

More information

Find more information about U.S. tax obligations for international students.

Social Security tax

International students in F-1 and J-1 status are exempt from Social Security tax (FICA). However, they are generally subject to federal and state income taxes.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER
 Tel: (619) 594-1982  |  Fax: 619-594-1973  |  Email: isc.reception@sdsu.edu