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Completing Form 8843

Form 8843

Tips for Completing Form 8843 (continued)

Top Portion

Use these tips when completing the top portion of Form 8843.

Line Tip


Record the taxpayer's:

  • Family name in the last name field
  • First name in the first name field

Taxpayer ID Number

If the taxpayer has a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Tax Identification Number (ITIN), record it. Otherwise, leave this field blank.


Complete this area for taxpayers who submit only this form. For those who submit a tax return (1040-NR), the address section does not need to be filled out.

Form 8843, Name and Address fields.