Filing an Income Tax Return
An Income Tax Return is a form used to report income, withholding taxes, expenses, and other tax information. Tax returns are filed with the IRS (Internal Revenue Service) and/or with the state Dept of Revenue. Tax returns are filed annually, at the beginning of each new calendar year and are typically due by April 15th. You cannot file a tax return before the completion of the tax year. For example: you will file your 2020 income tax return beginning in Jan 2021 through April 15, 2021.
Tax documents issued by Payroll:
The W-2 form is issued to employees of The University of Kansas through The State of Kansas. See our W-2 page for instructions on accessing your W-2. W-2s are not issued until January, after the completion of the tax year.
The 1042-S Form is only sent to employees who have a tax treaty that was honored through Payroll. It will be mailed to your address on file with Human Resources between Feb-March.
Legal Services for Students provides tax assistance to international employees. Their website also provides a document checklist and tax workshop schedules for further assistance.