Penalties and U.S. Visa Requirements

Foreign nationals in the U.S. can avoid any interest or penalties on international student taxes if they file a U.S. tax return on a timely basis. Penalties for late filing may include fines, interest on taxes owed, or other consequences.

International students in the U.S. must remember that a failure to comply with U.S. tax requirements can negatively impact future plans to apply for visas or permanent residency.