Please note that information here does not constitute tax advice.
Filing taxes in the U.S. is complicated. However, the ISSO has prepared comprehensive resources to assist international students with tax filing. Please check the link on the sidebar for the latest information, and remember: even if you don't have any income, you are still required to file Form 8843 if you are a non-resident alien. ISSO provides access to Sprintax, which could help you do just that.
The deadline for tax-filing is usually April 15. To start, determine whether you are a resident alien or a non-resident alien during the last tax year here. If you are a resident alien, you may not use Sprintax, but you can file your taxes online using IRS Free File if your adjusted gross income of $72,000 or less, or using commercial software. If you are a non-resident alien, Sprintax can generally help you file your taxes. Don't forget to file your state taxes as well.
Friday, April 2, 2021, 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM, Online
Sprintax is the tax preparation software provided by the ISSO for international students and scholars in F or J status, Sprintax is hosting this webinar to provide a general overview of the U.S. tax-filing process for nonresidents.
This informational webinar will cover:
- An overview of tax for nonresident students and scholars
- Who must file a 2020 US tax return
- What income forms students/scholars may receive
- Forms that need to be completed and sent to the IRS
- Terms like FICA, ITIN and Form 1098-T
- What happens if students/scholars don’t file, or misfile
- State tax returns
- IRS stimulus payments
- Sprintax overview
Note that they use GoToWebinar and not Zoom so be prepared in advance to log in. This is an ISSO sponsored event.
Watch past recording: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/2125000148116550668