Internal Revenue Service United States Department of the Treasury
Level Basic Advanced Military International

Completing Form 8843

Form 8843

Tips for Completing Form 8843

When filling out Form 8843, tax preparers must obtain information on why the student or scholar is in this country and information about the student's educational institution. Generally:

  • Students complete Parts I and III
  • Scholars (Teachers and Trainees) complete Parts I and II
  • Parts IV and V are not covered in the VITA program; refer professional athletes and people with medical conditions to paid preparers