Dear International Students,
It’s important to be aware that, as a non-resident student in the US, you’re legally required to file a tax return if you received US income during 2020. And even if you didn’t work or receive income in the US, you’re still obliged to file a Form 8843 with the IRS.
San Jose State University has arranged free access to Sprintax Tax Preparation for you! Sprintax will guide you through the tax preparation process, arrange the necessary documents and check if you’re due a tax refund.
Sprintax was used by over 324,116 international students and scholars last year, and the average Federal refund received by eligible students was over $1,126.
All you need to do is:
1. Register and follow the simple instructions
2. Complete the online questionnaire
3. Enter your unique code: SpR20SJSU601F in the box on the ‘Review your order’ page
4. Sprintax will prepare your tax return
Finally, once you complete the preparation process in the Sprintax software, you must print, sign and mail your documents to the IRS.
If you have any questions, the Sprintax team will be happy to help via their 24/7 live chat facility. You can also join a Sprintax webinar for SJSU students on March 3, 2021 from 1:00-2:00 pm (PT).