Tax Resources for International Scholars

This year the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne (PSA) took on a mission to expand the resources available to international scholars, who comprise a large portion of the postdoc body at Argonne. Among the focus topics was resources pertaining to tax, which were collected with help from the Postdoc Program Office at Argonne and the Office of International Affairs (OIA) at University of Chicago. Check them out below and keep an eye out for relevant emails early next year!

OIA at University of Chicago has extensive information on their website making it a great place to start off. In addition, they offer workshops during the tax season (starting around February), to which they have kindly extended their invitation to Argonne postdocs. Keep an eye out early next year for announcements from PSA regarding workshop dates!

In case you can’t attend, video of a previous workshop presentation has been posted online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=–bLCzNazZo. While this recording is from a workshop catered to international graduate students, most of it is relevant for international postdocs, too.

For those considered as non-residents for tax purposes, filing options include: completing forms on your own, hiring a tax attorney, or using a tax filing software for non-residents (such as Sprintax and Glacier Tax Prep). See also the International Postdoc Survival Guide from the National Postdoctoral Association. Argonne has a sustaining membership with the NPA, which means all postdocs may sign up for free affiliate membership to take advantage of member-only benefits.

 

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About Kristene Henne

Kristene “Tina” Henne is Argonne’s Postdoctoral Program Lead for the Argonne Leadership Institute. In this role, she facilitates the postdoc appointment process, postdoc career development, mentoring, advises the Postdoctoral Society of Argonne and serves as a navigator for postdoctoral issues. Henne has a Ph.D. in biological sciences from Purdue University, a B.S. in biology from Governors State University, and an A.A.S. in radiography from Kankakee Community College. She came to Argonne as a postdoctoral researcher in the Biosciences Division in 2009 and became a program coordinator in 2011.
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