If you were physically in the U.S. in F or J status anytime between January 1 - December 31, 2020 you're obligated to send one form, Form 8843, to the U.S. tax agency IRS (Internal Revenue Service), even if you had no income. For the 2020 tax season, if you earn $1 of US source income or greater, you may need to file a federal tax return with the IRS. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may also need to file a state tax return(s). Please review Tax Filing Obligations for further information on nonresident tax compliance.
Information About Federal Income Tax
All international students must fill out the Federal Form 8843.
If you are single and were employed last year, you must fill out the Federal Form 1040 NR-EZ (instructions)and Federal Form 8843.
If you were employed last year and you are married, you must fill out the Federal Form 1040 NR (instructions) and Federal Form 8843.
Please visit the IRS website for more information.
Information About State Income Tax
If you were employed last year, you must fill out the Louisiana State Non-Resident Income Tax Form (IT-540B).