The Slutzker Center specializes in immigration matters, not taxes. If you require additional information or have specific questions, please direct your inquiries to an international tax professional or call the IRS International Customer Service at (267) 941-1000.

Determine whether you are a resident or non-resident for tax purposes

I am a non-resident for tax purposes

I earned income in 2016

If you earned a scholarship or held a fellowship with a stipend in 2016


If you claimed benefits of a tax treaty on wages or any other type of payment,


If tax was withheld from a non-payroll payment received in 2016,

You will receive form 1042-S to use to prepare your tax return. Syracuse University will mail this to you by March 15, 2017. If you are unsure if you need to wait for form 1042-S to prepare your tax return please contact the Payroll Office at

I did NOT earn income in 2016

I am a resident for tax purposes

File your taxes by the deadline - April 18, 2017

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Form 8843

ALL non-resident aliens must file Form 8843, even if you did NOT earn any income, if they were:

  • in the US during 2015
  • in F, M, J, or Q status (including dependent -2 statuses)

IRS Form 8843

  • Item 9: When asked to provide the Name, Address, and Telephone number of the academic institution that you attended during the 2015 academic year, please enter:

Syracuse University

Syracuse, NY 13244

(315) 443-1870

  • Item 10: When asked to provide the Name, Address, and Telephone number of the Director of your academic program, you should list the dean of the school/college in which you are currently studying. Please refer to the list below:

School of Architecture
Dr. Michael A. Speaks, Dean
The Warehouse, Fayette Street
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-0790

School of Information Studies
Elizabeth D. Liddy, Dean
343K Hinds Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-2736

The College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Karin Ruhlandt, Dean
300 Hall of Languages
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-3940

College of Law
Craig M. Boise, Dean
440 College of Law
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-9580

School of Education
Dr. Joanna O Masingila, Dean
230 Huntington Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-4751

The School of Management
S. P. Raj, Interim Dean
Whitman SOM, Suite 415
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-3751

L.C. Smith College of Engineering & Computer Science
Dr. Teresa A. Dahlberg, Interim Dean
227 Link Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-4341

Maxwell School of Citizenship
and Public Affairs
David Van Slyke, Dean
200 Eggers Hall
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-2252

David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics
Dr. Diane Lyden Murphy, Dean
119 Euclid Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-5582

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications
Dr. Lorraine Branham, Dean
400 Newhouse 1
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-2302

College of Visual and Performing Arts
Michael S. Tick, Dean
200 Crouse College
Syracuse, NY 13244
(315) 443-5889

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