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U.S. Taxation of Nonresident Alien Students/Scholars Tax Year 2020 The Legal StuffThe Legal StuffThis workshop is for students on F-1 or J-1 visas who have been in the U.S. for 5 years or less.It is also for scholars on J-1 visas who have been in the U.S. for 2 years or less and those who are nonresident aliens.The information provided in this presentation is not legal tax advice, but is provided for information use only. If you need professional assistance in completing your forms, you must seek the advice of a tax professional.2 U.S. Income Tax System3 Federal and State TaxationAll individuals that are required to pay tax in the US, will pay both at federal and at state level.“Federal” refers to the US government and taxes are collected by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).Tax payers may also be required to pay tax in the state where they live or work. In Massachusetts, taxes are collected by the Massachusetts Department of Revenue.4 Taxation is based on Residency StatusYour ...