What If I DO Have U.S. Income?

You have US income is you receive any payments in your bank account usually as a Direct Deposit from the University of Notre Dame including salary deposit, grants, stipends and scholarship device in excess of tuition and fees.

What if you DO have US income?

The process is as follows:

1)  Please make sure your total income is less than $60,000.

2)  Complete our Intake Form and bring a paper copy with you to your appointment;

  • At least 48 hours in advance of your appointment, please download, complete, and print out your completed Intake Form.
  • Please let us know in a timely manner if you have any questions about the information requested on the Intake Form. If we are unable to answer your question prior to your appointment, do the best you can to complete your form and come to your appointment with all of your documents.
  • Please save a copy of the completed Intake Form for your own records.

2) Gather your immigration documents (see below for more on immigration documents):

  • Social Security Card (if you have one)
  • Passport and Visa
  • I-20 or DS-2019 form
  • I-94 form

3) Also gather (and bring to your appointment) the following items:

  • Any income documents such as Forms W-2, 1042-S, and others, such as any Forms 1099 (e.g., 1099-NEC, 1099-INT, 1099-DIV, and 1099-G). See description below for clarification;
  • Copies of your tax returns from tax year 2019 (U.S. federal return and all state returns), if any;
  • U.S. bank account information, specifically your routing and account numbers, so any refund(s) can be directly deposited into your bank account. Refunds cannot be deposited into a non-U.S. bank account.


Please note that the International Program has an income limit of $60,000. For more information, please review Limitations on Services.

Income Documents

NOTE: If you were issued any of these documents and do not bring them with you, we will not be able to prepare your tax returns.

If your W-2 or 1042S has all zero's in the employee social security number field, box 13A, contact Payroll Services immediately. Your taxes can not be prepared until this field is corrected.

Form W-2

  • If you worked at Notre Dame, you should have a Form W-2. A copy of W-2 would have been mailed to your address of record by the end of January by the Notre Dame Payroll Department. You can also access it within insideND.
  • If you had another job during the year, such as an internship or other where you were an employee, you should also receive a Form W-2 from that employer.
  • If you worked at Notre Dame and did not receive either a Form W-2 or a Form 1042-S, do not make an appointment, instead, contact us at taptax@nd.edu 

Form 1042-S

  • The University Payroll Department does not expect international students and scholars to receive Forms 1042-S before February 28, 2021. If you anticipate receiving a Form 1042-S (because you completed a treaty application Form 8233 / W-9 this year or in a prior year), please do not schedule an appointment before receiving your Form 1042-S. We will not be able to complete your return without this form.
  • You may receive Form 1042-S under the following circumstances:
    • If you filled out a treaty application (Form 8233 / W-9) earlier with the Payroll Department
    • If you received a scholarship (above the amount of tuition)
    • If you are an athlete on a scholarship that exceeds the amount of tuition
  • You may be able to receive your 1042S electronically if you elected that option.

Other income documents (e.g., Forms 1099)

  • You may have received a Form 1099-MISC or 1099-NEC if you performed work as an independent contractor. 
  • You may have received a Form 1099-DIV, 1099-INT, or other Form 1099 from a financial institution that reports dividends, interest, and other items of investment or passive income.


We urge clients to please review our policies at Limitations on Services.