We cannot offer legal tax advice, but the Student Employment Office can answer questions regarding student employment on campus and federal work-study. We are happy to provide you links and resources for tax information. Please see below for answers to common tax related questions:

  • When is the deadline to file taxes? The deadline to file taxes is   April 17th, 2018.
  • Do I need to file a tax return? Check out the IRS’s tool to easily find out. Generally, dependents who make less than $6,350 do not need to file a tax return. However, you are encouraged to file a return if taxes were withheld from your 2017 income.
  • Where do I find tax documents such as W-2’s, etc.? To access your pay stubs, electronic W-2’s, direct deposit information, employment verification, etc. you can use At Your Service Online (AYSO). If you are a new user, click on “New User and don’t have a password.” Use your social security number as your username and your birthday (mm/dd/yyyy) as your password. Once logged in you can view whichever tax related document you need on the right-hand side under “Income & Taxes.”
  • Do I include my scholarship, fellowship, or education grant as income on my tax return? Find out here.
  • I’m an international student, do I need to file a tax return? Find out here.
  • What if I need help filing my taxes? If you need help preparing your taxes, many libraries throughout San Diego offer free tax services from early February to mid-April. Scroll down to “Tax Preparation Assistance” to see the full list. You can also file online through the IRS website. Additionally, there are many online services, such as TurboTax and H&R Block, where you can file your taxes for free if you qualify.

For more information about taxes, visit the IRS’s website.

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