Form 8615 F1 student
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Form 8615 F1 student

Hi, do I need to fill the form 8615? I am a non-resident alien F1 student and this is my second year in US. Do I need to fill in my parents name and filling status?
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A non-resident alien cannot use TurboTax.   TurboTax does not support the 1040NR form.

See this TurboTax FAQ:

https://ttlc.intuit.com/replies/4028799


**Disclaimer: This post is for discussion purposes only and is NOT tax advice. The author takes no responsibility for the accuracy of any information in this post.**

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Who Must File
Form 8615 must be filed for any child who meets all of the
following conditions.

1.The child had more than $2,100 of unearned income.
2.The child is required to file a tax return.
3.The child either:
a. Was under age 18 at the end of 2016,
b. Was age 18 at the end of 2016 and did not have
earned income that was more than half of the child's
support, or
c. Was a full-time student at least age 19 and under
age 24 at the end of 2016 and did not have earned
income that was more than half of the child's support.
(Earned income is defined later. Support is defined
below.)
4. At least one of the child's parents was alive at the end of 2016.
5.The child does not file a joint return for 2016.
For these rules, the term “child” includes a legally
adopted child and a stepchild. These rules apply whether
or not the child is a dependent. These rules do not apply if
neither of the child’s parents were living at the end of the year.

Here is more information on the form 8615

https://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-pdf/i8615.pdf


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Hello, Thank you! I am still a little bit confused. My parents and I are Chinese. And I am currently a F1 student in US (second year). I don't have any children (neither legally adopted or stepchild). But I was directed to fill the form 8615. Could that be a mistake?
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You're welcome 🙂 Yes, I believe that could be a mistake.
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