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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Even if you did not earn any income, if you were physically in the US on F or J status anytime between 1 January – 31 December 2020, you're obligated to file a Form 8843 with the IRS (the Internal Revenue Service, or ‘IRS’, are the US tax authorities).
Meanwhile, if you earned more than $0 of taxable US source income, you may need to file a federal tax return with the IRS. Depending on your individual circumstances, you may also need to file a state tax return(s).
15 April 2021 is the last day for residents and nonresidents who earned US income to file Federal tax returns for the 2020 tax year.
Generally, most international students and scholars who are on F, J, M or Q visas are considered nonresidents for tax purposes. International students on J-1 and F-1 visas are automatically considered nonresident for their first five calendar years in the US, whilst Scholars/Researchers on J visas are automatically considered nonresidents for two out of the last six calendar years in the US. If you’ve been in the US for longer than the five or two year periods, the Substantial Presence Test will determine your tax residency.
We have teamed up with Sprintax to provide you with an easy-to-use tax preparation software designed for nonresident students and scholars in the US. We (and all other university staff) are not qualified or allowed to provide individual tax advice.
After you login to Sprintax, you will be asked a series of questions about the time you have spent in the US over recent years. Sprintax will then determine your tax status. If it determines that you are a "nonresident alien" (NRA) for federal tax purposes, you can continue to use the software to respond to a series of guided questions. Sprintax will then complete and generate the tax forms you need to send to the tax authorities.
However, if Sprintax determines that you are a resident alien for federal tax purposes, you won't be able to continue using the software.
* We do not sell or share your email address or any of your information with any third party.
* Disclaimer: International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) and the school are NOT permitted to assist any student/scholar with any IRS tax form preparation or tax related questions. The information provided is intended for your benefit. Any questions or concerns should be directed to Sprintax, a certified tax preparer or a local IRS field office.