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International Students

Tax Preparation

As an international student in the United States, it’s important you understand the tax requirements of your visa.

You’re legally required to file a tax return with the United States Internal Revenue Service (IRS) if you worked in the U.S. or received a stipend, grant or allowance (over a certain amount.) Even if you didn’t work or receive income in the U.S., you’re still legally obligated to file a Form 8843 with the IRS.

Your tax return for 2016 Tax Year (January 1-December 31, 2016) must be filed by Tuesday, April 18, 2017.

To help you with this obligation, the University of Louisiana Monroe has arranged for FREE access to Sprintax Tax Preparation. Sprintax will guide you through the tax preparation process, prepare the necessary documents, and even check if you are due a refund.

All you need to do is:

  1. Email Therese Filhiol (filhiol@ulm.edu) in the International Student Services office to request an access code. 
  2. Register at Sprintax.com and follow the simple instructions
    • Complete the online questionnaire.
    • Enter the access code in the box on the ‘Review your order’ page.
    • Complete the tax preparation process.
  3. Print, sign, and mail your documents to the address provided online.

Sprintax will prepare your tax return and determine if you are due a refund.

Remember 

SIGN your 1040NR where indicated. A copy of your W2 should be attached your 1040NR. 

If you are receiving a refund mail your Form 1040NR, your W2, and your Form 8843 to the following address:

* Department of the Treasury 

   Internal Revenue Service

   Austin TX 73301-0215 

If you owe tax on your federal return mail Form 1040NR, your W2, Form 8843, and a check or money order made out to 'Internal Revenue Service' to the following address: 

* Internal Revenue Service 

   P.O. Box 1303 

   Charlotte, NC 28201-1303 U.S.A.

 

Download the Sprintax informational brochure for more information.

If you have any questions about using Sprintax, please email hello@sprintax.com.

 

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