All international students who were in the U.S. for 1 or more days in 2022 are required to fill out certain tax forms. Even if you did not work or receive income in the US, you are still required to file a Form 8843 with the IRS. Federal and state taxes must be postmarked by April 18, 2023.
To help you file this year, Concordia has secured access through Sprintax to provide free-of-charge tax software where you will find an online, extensive, searchable, content library and tax preparation software for understanding your nonresident alien tax obligations and completing the tax return. Sprintax was used by over 200,000 international students, scholars and nonresidents last year, and the average Federal refund received by eligible students was over $1,017.84.
Sprintax’s software will guide you through the tax preparation process, help you arrange the necessary documents and check if you are due a tax refund.
Contact Global Learning to obtain your access code to use the software.
If you have any questions, the Sprintax team will be happy to help via their 24/7 Live Chat (once you’ve created your account).
State Tax Return Information
Sprintax also offers to file your state tax return; however, this cost will be your responsibility. If you choose not to file your state tax return with Sprintax, please see some other options for you linked below. Again, the cost of these options is your own cost.
NRVTAP – Non-Resident Volunteer Tax Assistance Program: https://www.nrvtap.com/. It’s a free resource for non-residents working on their taxes.
Sprintax Tax Webinars: Sprintax is offering free, open tax webinars for you to attend between now and April 14, 2023.
Sprintax Nonresident Tax Webinar (AAP)In this tax webinar, international students, scholars and professionals will be run through everything they need to know about nonresident tax for the 2023 tax season. Topics will include who must file, tax residency, FICA, State returns, implications of misfiling as well as how to use Sprintax to prepare a compliant tax return.
· 2 p.m. Tuesday, January 24 CST – Register here
· 12 p.m. Thursday, February 9 CST – Register here
· 11 a.m. Tuesday, February 21 CST – Register here
· 3 p.m. Thursday, March 2 CST – Register here
· 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 22 CST – Register here
· 12 p.m. Wednesday, March 29 CST – Register here
· 2 p.m. Thursday, April 6 CST – Register here
· 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 12 CST – Register here
· 1 p.m. Friday, April 14 CST – Register here
Sprintax Educational Tax Videos and Blog
You also have access to the Sprintax YouTube account where there are a number of educational videos on nonresident taxes. These will provide further clarity on nonresident tax and how to use Sprintax. Sprintax also offer a range of useful content on their blog to help you file your return.
Need Sprintax Support?
If you need help while using Sprintax, you can contact their support team using the options below:
Got questions about tax? No problem!
The Sprintax Live Chat team is online 24/7 to support you. To chat with our team today, simply create your Sprintax account or log in here.
· Refer to their FAQs
DISCLAIMER: International Community and Concordia College are NOT permitted to assist any student/scholar with any IRS tax form preparation or specific 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.
Tax FAQs for International Students