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Who needs Form 1040NR?

If you are a U.S. nonresident alien or a representative of the deceased U.S. nonresident you must file Form 1040NR. This is U.S. Nonresident Alien Income Tax Return designed for people who may be working as independent contractors or receiving dividends from US stocks.   

What is Form 1040NR for?

The primary aim of the Form 1040NR is to report the income earned by the nonresident alien from US sources. There are three types of income that must be reported on the Form 1040NR. First, these are earnings that an individual gets from the US business. Second type of the income refers to the business that isn’t connected with US. The last type of the reportable income is money exempt from US tax.

Is Form 1040NR accompanied by other forms?

Reporting taxes as a U.S. nonresident may be a complicated process where one single form isn’t enough to show individual’s financial status. You may also have to complete other forms including Form 8833, Form 8840, Form 8843, Form 8938.

When is Form 1040NR due?

For most nonresident aliens who have worked in US and received earnings that is subject to  income tax the due date for the Form 1040NR falls on the 15th day of the 4th month after tax year ends. This year it is the 18th of April.   

How do I fill out form 1040NR?

Compared to the tax return that US citizens file Form 1040NR is more complicated. It consists of five pages and one schedule. Generally it starts with filer’s personal information including name, contact info, filing status. There is a section for dependents if any, and the section for exemptions. Ther rest of the Form 1040NR is designed for different types of income and refund. There are detailed instructions to the form on the iRS website that will guide you through the filing process.

Where do I send Form 1040NR?

Form 1040NR may be both e-filed and mailed to the IRS. If you choose to e-file Form 1040NR check the IRS website how and where to send it. If you mail the form, the address differs based on what category of the nonresident aliens you belong to. There is a separate address for filers who enclose payment to the Form 1040NR. Check the full list of addresses on the iRS website.