Trying to figure out whether you qualify for a 1040 or a 1040NR, you usually have to undergo something called the Substantial presence Test, which is explained at You can always take a look at and see if you could figure it out yourself, or call the IRS, try to figure out, but that’s something we are also happy to do for you at the consultation. If you come into us with a consultation, we will explain the Substantial Presence Test to you, kind of in more basic English than the IRS website does. We’ll help you determine what form you need to file.