It’s hard to believe the 2020 tax filing season is right around the corner!
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service requires tax forms from all individuals present in the U.S. during the 2020 tax year, regardless of income. As a reminder, maintaining immigration status requires that an individual comply with all U.S. laws, which includes filing federal taxes (and state and local, if applicable). May 17, 2021 is the deadline to submit these forms for the calendar year 2020.
To assist international students and scholars who are still non-residents for tax purposes in preparing their tax returns, OIS has arranged free access to Sprintax Tax Preparation. Sprintax will guide eligible students and scholars through the tax preparation process, arrange the necessary documents and check if a tax refund is due. Information about taxes and how to use Sprintax can be found at the links below.
Given the current challenges of remote students trying to access tax information this season, the Sprintax team will be hosting a series of free open tax webinars to provide helpful information around non-resident tax filing obligations.
- Tuesday, Feb 2nd at 1.30pm EST – Register here
- Tuesday, Feb 16th, 3pm EST – Register here
- Wednesday, Mar 3rd, 12pm EST – Register here
- Monday, Mar 15th, 2.30pm EST– Register here
- Monday, Mar 29th, 2pm EST– Register here
- Tuesday, April 6th, 1pm EST – Register here
- Tuesday, April 13th, 1pm EST – Register here
The informational webinars will cover the same topics on each occasion:
- 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
- We cover terms like FICA, ITIN and Form 1098-T
- What happens if students don’t file, or misfile
- State tax returns
- IRS stimulus payments
- Sprintax overview