If you received payment from a US institution (Emory University, for example)
during your stay at the US, you should receive in the mail at the beginning
of the following year either a W-2 form or a Form 1099 that lists your
total income (you will receive 2 separate forms if you received payment
from 2 different institutions). When you receive your W-2 form or Form
1099, you need to file a tax return with the US
Internal Revenue Service to claim federal taxes that were withheld
from your paycheck in the previous year. Forms and detailed instructions
are available online from the official IRS website: http://www.irs.gov.
To download forms, please click on the section entitled "Forms &
Pubs", and click on "Search for a form or publication"
and search for Form 1040NR or 1040NR-EZ. Instructions on how to fill out
those forms are at the same location. If you are eligible for claiming
Tax Treaty Benefits, you need to search for Publication 901 "US Tax
Treaties". If you need general instructions, please take a look at
Publication 519, "US Tax Guide for Aliens".
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