Tax season and OPT season have begun! Attend the Tax Info session on Feb 20
Tax season and OPT season have begun! Attend the Tax Info session on Feb 20
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Friday, February 14 | Spring Semester 2020

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The deadline to file taxes in the US is April 15, so now is ‘tax season.’  All international students who were present in the United States in 2019 need to file Form 8843, and those who received income have additional filing responsibilities. Read more about taxes as an international student on the ISSS website.

ISSS will hold two Informational Tax Sessions on February 20 and April 1

Plan on attending a session if you have any questions regarding taxes in the United States. Details regarding how to file, what forms you need, and general information on how taxes work for F-1 or J-1 visa holders will be covered.  

These sessions will also review the new Sprintax software being offered by Miami. Any international student who received income from Miami in 2019 will be receiving a code from Payroll to access Sprintax. You can also purchase access to Sprintax on your own. 
Programs and Events

February 14 - February 22

Looking for something to do tonight, February 14? Check out the popular Art After Dark event in Armstrong from 9pm to midnight.
Starting this Monday, February 17 from 5 - 6:30 pm, the Student Counseling Servce is holding an Inter-Cultural Connection Group hosted by Dr. Fred Shueh, The group will meet weekly on Mondays in Room 196E of the Counseling Center throughout Spring semester. 

Get creative and come paint a mug at the MAP Craft Series in the evening of Tuesday, February 18.
Thursday, February 20, 3 - 6pm: Learn how to effectively use data to communicate and make an impact at the Presidential Career & Leadership Series: The Art and Science of Storytelling
ISSS will offer a bus trip to Jungle Jim’s International Market on Saturday, February 22, 10am - 2:30pm.
Register for this $10 bus trip to Jungle Jim's


February 29: International Mother Language Day Film in Wilks Theatre, 7-9pm 
Immigration tip
OPT season has begun for May graduates! 
It usually takes at least 3 months for OPT applications to be processed by USCIS. Students graduating in May 2020 may start submitting their OPT applications to USCIS on February 17 (next week). In preparation, please be sure you have read through the OPT information on the ISSS website.
If you have questions about the OPT application process, you are welcome to speak with an advisor during our walk-in advising hours, Mondays-Thursdays from 3:00-4:30pm. 

ISSS will offer a workshop about applying for OPT on March 31. If you are interested in employment visa options beyond OPT (such as H-1B and permanent residency), come to our Employment Visa Options workshop on March 10.
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