Form 1040-NR: The Complete Guide

As a nonresident alien in the United States, you’ll quickly become familiar with Form 1040-NR. Anyone who engages in U.S. business, even without citizenship status, needs to report their income to the IRS.

Form 1040-NR Instructions

First of all, understand if you are required to complete this form. Nonresident aliens refers to non-U.S. citizens who do not meet the Green Gard requirements or the substantial presence test.

If that describes your circumstances, take the following steps:

  • Get all of your wage-related paperwork together.
  • Choose whether you will be filing manually or virtually.
  • Calculate your income, investments, retirement, and all other aspects of your financial situation. The total determines how much is to be withheld per U.S. tax laws.
  • Remember to claim your dependents and exemptions!
  • File your return by mail or online by the deadline.

Mailing Address

If you decide not to file your tax return online, you’ll need to mail it to the IRS. There are different mailing addresses, which one to use depends on whether or not you’re sending a payment or just the forms.

If you are including a payment, send it to:

Internal Revenue Service
P.O. Box 1303
Charlotte, NC 28201-1303

If you are NOT including a payment, and you are an individual, send it to:

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Austin, TX 73301-0215

If you are not including payment and represent an estate and/or trust, send it to:

Department of the Treasury
Internal Revenue Service
Cincinnati, OH 45999-0048

Due Date

Your specific deadline varies depending on the year, whether or not you received wages, and whether or not you requested an extension.

Generally the due date is April 15 for those who have received employee wages. (However, in 2018 the date was April 17 due to overlap with Emancipation Day.)

For those who have not received wages, the due date is typically June 15.

Be sure to visit the IRS website to verify filing deadlines each year!

Download Form 1040-NR

The best way to ensure compliance with IRS rules is downloading the proper tax form. This will assist in recording your income information in the context of your residency status.

Filing your taxes is a federal responsibility. Failure to comply will result in legal pursuit, and possibly indictment. Everyone must follow the guidelines of IRS tax procedure, no matter your residency status.

Having the correct tax forms will assist you in the process.

Download the form now to get started.