US Taxes & Tax Filings

Dodson Fountain

Please note that International Services does not serve as an advisory expert on the filing of U.S. taxes.

International students who have income in the United States are required by the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to file tax returns (January - April filing period; April 15 deadline), and they may be subject to tax withholding requirements. In addition, the State of Louisiana has an income tax for which international students must also file a return. (The Louisiana tax filing deadline is May 15.)

The campus hosts an assistance group called VITA volunteers, who will schedule available dates and times to assist students. These volunteers typically will come to campus in the spring (March or April). More information about these dates and times can be obtained from LSU Office of Accounting/Payroll Services, 204 Thomas Boyd Hall (225-578-3321).

For more information about filing taxes visit the IRS website.

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
2600 Citiplace Centre
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: 225-343-8625

1-800-829-4477 FREE
1-800-TAX-1040 FREE