Nonresident Alien Instructions for Completing Form W-4
January 1, 2020
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires nonresident aliens to complete the Form W-4 in the following manner:
Step 1 (a) and (b): Enter name, address and Social Security Number
Step 1 (c ): Check the Single or Married filing separately
Step 2: Do not complete this section unless you have more than one job at the same time. Do not account for your spouse’s job, NRA may not file joint returns.
Step 3: Claim Dependents: NRA from Canada, Mexico, South Korea, or India, refer to IRS Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens for more information.
Step 4: Optional, please refer to IRS Publication 519, U.S. Tax Guide for Aliens and IRS Notice 1392 for more information
Step 4 (c ): Write “nonresident alien” or NRA in the space below Step 4 (c )
Step 5: Sign and date
If you have any questions about your classification as a nonresident alien for U.S. tax purposes, please contact the International Tax Department at (203) 432-5530 or firstname.lastname@example.org.