Note: The Graduate School shares general information about taxes for graduate students. It is NOT meant to represent advice or assumed to be error free. For specific questions about your tax responsibilities, please contact the Internal Revenue Service, an accountant, or an income tax service.
Taxes are a tool to ensure that every person in the United States with an income pays the government their appropriate share. The burden is on you to understand, interpret, and report accurately. Please consult our Tax Preparation FAQs and consult the information available on the sites linked below for more information.
Cornell-specific tax information:
For international students:
- Review the International Services website first
- Review the FAQs, tax preparation assistance, and resident or non-resident pages
From Ask a Dean:
- Do graduate students have to pay tax on our health insurance plan? (March 2017)
- Are we taxed on our health insurance? (February 2019)