I have a classic question that a lot of my peers in my university have.
I am an international student at New York University (NYU) currently on my F-1 visa in the United States pursuing a Masters program. I am in my final semester thus I have been in the states for the last two years. I live in New Jersey and commute to New York for my classes and my part-time job which is an on-campus job at NYU itself. I had this job during the year 2016 and thus have received form W-2 from NYU. I have already filed my federal taxes and I am confused about the state for which I should file the state tax. Should it be NJ since I live in NJ or NY since I work in NY or both? For a US Citizen, I believe it is pretty straightforward in this case since he/she would file a non resident tax for NY and a resident tax for NJ. Is this the same for international students on F-1 visa?
Some additional information: My university website says international students, professors and scholars are considered non-residents for NJ state tax purposes unless they had a “permanent home” in NJ.
Any thoughts would be extremely appreciated by a very huge community of students like me.