Taxation of my scholarship

I am a student and I have dual citizenship (USA and Saudi Arabia) and I'm on a full scholarship from Saudi Arabia's Government (Ministry of Higher Education). The scholarship pays for tuition directly to college and I receive direct deposit into my account for books, supplies and living expenses. Am I required to file income tax return? do I have to pay taxes? Note: I go to school full time and don't work.


Asked over 5 years ago in Pennsylvania
Categories: Tax

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Zaher Fallahi

Answer by Zaher Fallahi

VerifiedCalifornia lawyer

Dear friend:

Based on the information you provided, you have no US taxbale income and thus, are not required to file any income tax returns.

Posted over 5 years ago

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