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How to do taxes: Tax resources

We have put together a few resources that may help you get the assistance you need in preparing your taxes.

Office of the Vice President of Finance

The Tax Guidance for Nonresident Aliens website is a resource for students who are foreign nationals and receive payments from MIT. The website includes general tax information and advice to help international students complete their taxes, and make sure they are complying with U.S. tax requirements.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program provides free tax help to people who fall into the following categories: those who earn $64,000 or less and/or those with disabilities or limited English speaking taxpayers who require assistance preparing their tax returns.

Free File Alliance

The Free File Alliance is a nonprofit coalition of tax software companies working with the IRS to help Americans prepare and e-File their federal tax returns at no cost. At least one free software option is available to those earning $79,000 or less. Free software options can be found at Free File at

International Students Office

The International Students Office provides information relevant to international tax issues. They also provide free access to tax preparation software.

Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

The Center for MIT Entrepreneurship offers student innovators and entrepreneurs legal guidance. While they may not be able to provide complex tax advice, they may be able to assist student entrepreneurs in finding and selecting qualified local private counsel.