The Office of International Programs provides tax assistance software for all international students and scholars. This service is provided through Sprintax. Please see the instructions for accessing the Sprintax software below.
Sprintax is an easy-to-use system that will guide you through each part of the tax preparation process.
Create a Sprintax account or log in into your existing account (if you already have one)
Answer some simple questions
If you have received a school access code or Sprintax discount code, enter it in the “review your order” section
Most State Tax return(s) are available for download immediately but some are processed by the team. Please allow 3 days.
Download and print your tax form(s)
Sign and send the forms to the relevant tax department as per the instructions provided in the return pack
You can access your online account any time you like and if you choose to use our service in subsequent tax years, you can still access the same account.
Simply enter the code on the Sprintax ‘Review Your Order’ page to get your discount. You must have a different access code for each tax year and each code can only be used once.
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If you filed as a resident by mistake, you should file an amended tax return for all incorrect years. Don’t panic; the IRS receives thousands of amended returns each year and the process is relatively straightforward. You can file an amended tax return online via Sprintax for 2017, 2018 and/or 2019 as needed.
If you believe you have received a stimulus check in error, we recommend returning the payment when filing your amended return. The $1,200 can be added to any amount that needs to be paid to the IRS as part of the amended return. If you receive the payment by physical check in 2-3 weeks, we recommend returning it with your amended return.
In both cases you should include a cover note to confirm why you are returning the payment.
If you have been in the U.S. long enough to be considered a resident for tax purposes (via the substantial presence test) and have correctly filed your taxes as a resident, the IRS has not published anything which would exclude you from eligibility for the payment.
While residents for tax purposes may have been eligible to receive a stimulus payment, there is some concern that there will be a mechanism in the future requiring those who received payment while not in the U.S. to declare it. The future possibilities are unknown at this time, so the safest option is to return the payment to the IRS.
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