It is required that you file an income tax return since federal, state and local taxes were deducted from the pay you received while working in the United States. In most cases, participants are eligible for a tax refund, which is a good incentive to file your income tax return!
You must have a copy of a W-2 form from your employer in order to complete the income tax return. The form will show the total amount of your taxes withheld from your paycheck during the calendar year. Employers are required to issue the W-2 form by January 31 for the prior calendar year (January through December).
If you are still in the U.S., please make arrangements with your employer to receive a paper or electronic copy of your W-2.
If you have already returned home, the W-2 form will be mailed to your home or the agency in your home country. In most cases, your W-2 will be mailed to your agency in your home country in January/February.
Attention: Turbotax software is for U.S. Resident only. Summer Work Travel, Intern, Trainee and Teach (for the first 2 calendar years) program participants are not eligible to use Turbotax software to file tax returns.