You must file a US tax return if any of the following applies to you:
- Worked in the US
- Received Income from US source
- Didn’t work or receive funding in the US*
*In this case you need to file Form 8843
How Sprintax Works
Useful Tax Terms for International Students and Scholars
Sprintax is a US tax return preparation tool designed primarily to prepare non-resident Federal and State tax returns. Sprintax is available for use by foreign professionals, non-resident workers and all other international visitors with F, B, H, J, L, M, E visa types and Q immigration status. Sprintax is also available for dependants of those on stated visa and program types.
1040 NR / 1040 NR EZ - The basic federal tax form for non-residents.
ITIN - Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, provided to non-residents to use in lieu of a Social Security Number.
B, E, H, O, P - working visas for foreign professionals.
IRS - Internal Revenue Service, the federal tax agency in the US.
F, J, M, Q - The letter codes for international student visas.
Form 8843 - All international non-resident students and scholars have to file this informational document, regardless of employment status.
Create an account today and Sprintax will prepare the relevant forms for you depending on your personal needs.
Maximum Tax Refunds
Over 350 deductions & credits
Federal, State & FICA tax return preparation
Exemptions, expenses & deductions included
Hassle-free Tax Software
1040 NR tax preparation made quick and easy
Perfect for foreign professionals
Easy-to-follow questions in plain English
File with Confidence
100% compliance guaranteed
24/7 assistance via our live chat facility
Data protected by 2048-bit SSL security
Here’s what our customers have to say:
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“It was easier than the one I used last year“Jenny Haglund
“The Sprintax software has been built for the needs of international students. The system is a breeze to follow and is simple enough!“Bharath Mallipeddy
“Thanks to my school for providing this software for international students. I've never known filing tax can be this stress-free. Simply awesome! Thank you, UMKC, and thank you, Sprintax!“Ching-Han Chen
“This was my second time using Sprintax and both times I have had a wonderful experience. Very easy to use, user-friendly site with step-by-step guidance to walk you through the process. Also, the print outs are very useful and clearly state which copies to file and which copies are for your records. A definite five stars from me!“Stefano Kalonji
“First time I experienced this website. Like the methods provided so far“Shreekul Kalyankar
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“It was quick and easy“Robert Cave,
University of South Carolina
“The live chat was fantastic!“Brittany McGregor,
Florida Atlantic University
“Sprintax was recommended to me. I was referred from TurboTax. It was easy to use“Feifei Feng
“I found Sprintax online. I tried to use TurboTax but I am a Canadian student and Sprintax is the international student’s version so perfect for me. The software was clear and straightforward“Joshua Wood
“I was on TurboTax and because the actual forms I needed to file were the 1040 non-resident forms, TurboTax referred me to you so I would be able to complete those forms. It was good, it was really efficient as there are a lot of international students who struggle with their tax returns. It would have been really nice if I was informed by my college about Sprintax“David Hawksworth
“I wanted to file a State tax return and went to the TurboTax website but because I am a non-resident alien and an international student TurboTax mentioned that they don’t cover this status and they recommended me to use Sprintax. It was very easy to use and I really liked the fact that you could order a State tax return separately, you do not necessarily need to pick both Federal and State and this was very useful. It was a positive experience!“Shruti Jindal
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