Reporting Income for Tax Purposes
At the end of each calendar/tax year, the University is required to issue a Form W-2 or 1042-S outlining wages you received at any time during the prior calendar year. A 1042-S is issued to anyone who claimed treaty benefits in the tax year. Staff who performed work for the University as Independent Contractors receive a Form 1099 in late January from University Financial Services. If you performed work for employers other than Portland State University during the tax year, you should receive the applicable Form W-2 or Form 1099 from each of them as well.
W-2 Wage and Tax Statements are available for you to view, and/or print an official copy, from the PSU Information system. Simply log in to either myPSU or banweb and follow the links through Employee, Tax Forms, W-2 Wage and Tax Statement. Select the Tax Year and click “Display.” You should now see your “W2 Year End Earnings Statement.”
Employees are then required to submit a tax return by April 15th of each year for the prior year for both Federal and State governments even if no taxes are owed. The following links should assist you in this process.
Federal Income Tax
Tax Information for US Citizens, Resident Alien and Substantially Present Individuals
- IRS Publication-17—Your Federal Income Tax 1040 Central
- Where's My Refund?
- Education related tax savings opportunities
Tax Information for Non-Resident Alien
- IRS Publication-519—US Tax Guide for Aliens
- Figuring Your Tax
- Filing Information
- How to Get Tax Help
State Income Tax
Obtaining Assistance in Tax Return Preparation
The Office of International Affairs hosts seminars in the spring of each year to provide education on how to file income tax returns. The local VITA Center also offers free tax preparation service to individuals who are below certain income thresholds and can be reached by calling 503.228.7465. In-person tax help may be available by calling 503.326.5441.