This Is Auburn Office of International Programs Service to the World

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.

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Sprintax is an easy-to-use system that will guide you through each part of the tax preparation process.

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How do I get started with Sprintax?

STEP 1

Create a Sprintax account or log in into your existing account (if you already have one)

STEP 2

Answer some simple questions

STEP 3

If you have received a school access code or Sprintax discount code, enter it in the “review your order” section

STEP 4

Most State Tax return(s) are available for download immediately but some are processed by the team. Please allow 3 days.

STEP 5

Download and print your tax form(s)

STEP 6

Sign and send the forms to the relevant tax department as per the instructions provided in the return pack

What documents and information might I need to have available when preparing my tax forms?
  • Passport
  • US Entry and Exit Dates for current and all past visits to the US
  • All income forms: Final payslips, W2 forms, 1042-S and/or 1099
  • Visa/Immigration Status information, including Form DS-2019 (for J visa holders) or Form I-20 (for F visa holders)
  • Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN). If you do not have an ITIN, Sprintax can help you get one!
  • If you are using Sprintax for State Tax Return(s) preparation only, you will need a copy of your already prepared Federal Tax Return (for the current and previous years, if you filed any)

How long can I access my Sprintax online account for?

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.

Where I can enter my access code (discount code)?

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.

How can I get help?

The Sprintax team is always here to help! Ask us anything via:

What if I filed my 2019 taxes as a U.S. resident by mistake and received a stimulus check in error?

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.

What if I am considered a resident for tax purposes and received a stimulus 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.

What if I filed my 2018 taxes as a resident and received a stimulus payment but left the U.S. in 2018 or 2019?

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.

TOP TAX TIPS

  • Forgot your password? Reset it by clicking “Forgot your password” and follow the instructions.
  • Make sure you use a valid and current email address. If you forget your password, a reset password email will be sent to the email address you gave us, so if you can’t access it, confirm what address you used to register on Sprintax.
  • Make sure that you have all income documents for the tax year you’re applying for.
  • If you need to reprint or modify your tax return, simply access your online account at sprintax.com.

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Last Updated: April 17, 2020