It’s hard to believe the 2022 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 2022 tax year, regardless of earning income in the United States. To be clear - even if you did not earn money in the U.S. during 2022, you still need to submit tax forms. 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).
April 18, 2023 is the deadline to submit these forms for the calendar year 2022.
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 January 24th @ 3pm ET – Register here
- Thursday February 9th @ 1pm ET – Register here
- Tuesday February 21st @ 12pm ET – Register here
- Thursday March 2nd @ 4pm ET – Register here
- Wednesday March 22nd @ 2pm ET – Register here
- Wednesday March 29th @ 1pm ET – Register here
- Thursday April 6th @ 3pm ET – Register here
- Wednesday April 12th @ 12pm ET – Register here
- Friday April 14th @ 2pm ET – 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 2022 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
Pitt VITA site (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) - international students only
The David Berg Center for Ethics and Leadership, in the Katz Business School, has partnered with United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania to provide free assistance for completion of taxes. This is available to all international students who earned less than $60,000 in 2022. Schedule your appointment online at https://uw211.app/211/#/taxLogin.
Additional Tax Resources
- Form W-2 and Form 1042-S
- IRS General International Taxpayers Website
- IRS Webinars: including a “US Taxation of Foreign Students and Scholars” free webinar as well as a “Tax Treaty Benefits for NRA (Non Resident Alien) Individuals” webinar