Review information about filing taxes and avoiding scams that target intern
Review information about filing taxes and avoiding scams that target intern
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Friday, February 26, 2021 | Spring Semester 2021

Learn more about opportunities to study all over the world as a Miami student!
Wednesday, March 3 at 12:00pm (noon) EST - Sprintax Tax Webinar 
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This Sprintax webinar will provide an overview of the core principles of US nonresident tax for international students and scholars. Topics will include who must file a US tax return, residency for tax purposes, FICA, amended returns, implications of misfiling, stimulus checks and more.
The Miami Payroll Office has indicated that 1042-S forms were mailed out yesterday, so be watching for yours if you are expecting one. Note that Miami staff can not offer guidance on individual tax filings. However, the ISSS webpage contains general information on filing taxes
Register for Sprintax Tax Webinar on March 3 at 12pm (EST)
Immigration Tip
Be On Guard Against Fraud and Scams!
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International students can be targeted by fraudulent academic services offering contract cheating and criminal scams asking for money or personal information. 

You may receive emails or messages on social media from companies or individuals offering “homework help, “expert tutors” or “professional writing services” who may not be legitimate sources of academic support.  Paying for work and then submitting someone else’s work as your own is a form of cheating and plagiarism, which are violations of the Academic Integrity policy. (If you are looking for academic support resources, please contact the Rinella Learning Center and/or the ELL Writing Center.)

Also, please be aware of fraudulent phone calls from scammers pretending to represent US government agencies such as ICE or the IRS. Scammers may threaten deportation or other legal consequences if students do not provide money or personal information. You should never provide personal information, such as social security number, bank account number or credit card number to anyone you don't know.

Refusing to give information or send money over the phone will never cause you to lose your legal status in the United States. No government agency will ever call and demand money or conduct business in this fashion.

If you believe you have been a victim of such a scam, please file a police report immediately and contact ISSS if you have questions. We also recommend reviewing this information from Deparment of Homeland Security about avoiding scams and how to report a call from a scammer
Campus Care with Student Counseling Service
Campus Care connects students with trained mental health professionals to discuss mental health concerns in a less formal, more covenient setting and are available via WebEx on the following days/times until May 2:
  • Tuesdays, 1:00-2:00 pm (EST)
  • Wednesdays, 3:00-4:00 pm (EST)
Students are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Usually there is not much of a wait. Conversations are typically about 15 minutes long. 
Campus Care is open to all Oxford campus graduate and undergraduate students and is the best fit for the following people:
  • Students who are not sure about counseling and wonder what it is like to talk with a mental health professional.
  • Students who are not interested in ongoing counseling but would like the perspective of a mental health professional.
  • Students who have a specific problem and would like someone with whom to discuss it.
  • Students who have a concern about a friend and want ideas about what to do.
Learn more about Campus Care
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