Frequently Asked Questions

Normally, from 30 minutes to 2 hours. The time will vary depending on how many people come in to have their tax returns prepared. You must schedule an appointment on the Foreign Student page (we are not preparing domestic returns at SDSU VITA in 2021).
Yes. Because we are operating virtually, you must have an appointment in 2021.  Please book an appointment using the Foreign Student page.
We are operating virtually in 2021 and do not have a physical location to visit.
You must compete a Form 134160-NR and Form 14446.  Both of these forms are available on the Foreign Student page.  You may have received a Form W-2 or Form 1099-NEC or 1099-MISC from your employer.  Please try and scan or get an electronic copy of these forms so they can be transmitted to us during preparation.  You may also have received a Form 1042-S if you are eligible for a treaty exemption.  Please try and scan or get an electronic copy of this form so it can be transmitted to us during preparation.